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Fall Sports Calendar Heats Up At UNC

Fall sports season is officially in full swing on campus. The UNC men’s soccer season gets underway Friday night as the #8 Tar Heels host Cal Poly, 7:30 pm at Fetzer Field. Carolina also hosts St. Louis on Sunday at 7:30. Also this weekend, UNC women’s soccer is in Florida: Friday evening they’re in Fort Myers facing Florida Gulf Coast at 7 pm; then on Sunday they’re in Boca Raton, taking on Florida Atlantic at 1:00. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Field Hockey Leads National And Conference Polls

The UNC field hockey team opens the season ranked No. 1 in both the national and ACC preseason polls. Additionally, seniors Emma Bozek and Julia Young have been named to the Preseason All-ACC Team. At the start of last season, UNC was picked No. 1 in the ACC preseason poll and No. 2 in the national poll. Both predictions proved accurate. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey coach Karen Shelton prepares for season, reflects on Olympics

After coming to Chapel Hill in 1981, North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton has claimed six titles and 10 runner-up finishes. She also won a bronze medal as a player with the U.S. National team in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Staff writer Sam Doughton caught up with Shelton as she begins her 36th season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In Review

Carolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Making Their Marks at Rio Olympics

Sixteen Tar Heels have been delivering on months and years of training in their goal to compete at the highest level of their sports, bringing them to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With the games closing ceremony set for Aug. 21, here’s how UNC Olympians have been doing. (UNC General Alumni Association)

Carolina Grad Learning From Olympic Broadcast Experience

As five Tar Heel field hockey alums helped the U.S. Olympic team to a quarterfinals spot in Rio, another of the program’s graduates has helped bring field hockey action to those who can’t be there in person. Casey Di Nardo, a May graduate with a degree in journalism, is working for NBC Sports as the statistician on each of the network’s field hockey broadcasts. (GoHeels.com)

Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC Venues

The UNC department of athletics and its concessions partner, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, is introducing reduced concessions prices and new outside food and beverage options for all Olympic sports venues for the 2016-17 school year. Fans can enjoy lower-priced food and beverage options at Olympic sports events. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels’ fall Olympic sports preview

Last year’s North Carolina field hockey team finished as the runner-up in the National Championship. The volleyball team has been one of the top teams in the ACC the last few years. The men’s soccer team consistently fields one of the top teams in the country, and the women’s soccer team is considered one of the most successful programs of all time. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC-laden USA field hockey team eyeing gold

Regardless of the outcome against Great Britain, the U.S. field hockey team has already clinched a spot in the quarterfinals and their roster is loaded with North Carolina connections. If you’re doing the math, five USA field hockey players competed at UNC, two attended Wake Forest and one played at Duke.There is always some good ribbing among the eight. (WRAL Sports Fan)

How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?

Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will take part in the Track and Fields events which take place in the second week. The other 13 athletes’ events have begun, and many of them have had fairly successful starts. (Tar Heel Blog)

U.S. Women's Field Hockey Team Stays Unbeaten In Olympic Play

The U.S. scored two goals in the first five minutes of play and rolled to a 6-1 win over Japan Wednesday in Olympic women’s field hockey action. Team USA, ranked No. 5 in the world, remains undefeated in Olympic play. Goalkeeper Jackie Briggs, one of five Tar Heels on the team, has given up just three goals in the first three Olympic games. (GoHeels.com)

Kelsey Kolojejchick Earns 100th International Cap in Field Hockey

UNC graduate Kelsey Kolojejchick reached a significant milestone Monday on an extraordinary stage. A forward for the U.S. National Field Hockey Team, she earned her 100th international cap as she helped Team USA to a 2-1 win over Australia at the Rio Olympics. “I’m so proud of Kelsey and her continued development,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. (GoHeels.com)

USA Field Hockey Team Picks Up Another Impressive Olympic Win

The U.S. earned another impressive win in Olympic women’s field hockey Monday, defeating Australia 2-1. Fifth-ranked Team USA is now 2-0 in Rio with wins over the No. 2 (Argentina) and No. 3 (Australia) teams in the world. UNC alum Caitlin “Poppy” Van Sickle scored a goal in the win over Australia and goalkeeper Jackie Briggs played another outstanding game. (GoHeels.com)

Four Tar Heels Named To U.S. Junior World Cup Field Hockey Squad

Four UNC field hockey players have been named to the 2016 U.S. Junior World Cup team, announced by USA Field Hockey. The squad will compete Nov. 23-Dec. 4 in Santiago, Chile. Tar Heels on the roster so far are Ashley Hoffman, Gab Major, Lauren Moyer and Julia Young. Kristy Bernatchez is among the pool of eight players competing for the remaining spots. (GoHeels.com)

Interview with Team USA Olympian, former UNC field hocker player Rachel Dawson

Rachel Dawson (BSBA ’07) will represent Team USA in Rio – her third Olympic Games. We caught up with the former UNC Field Hockey scholar-athlete to get the inside scoop on what it’s like competing on the world’s biggest stage and the essentials for building an all-star team. (UNC.edu)

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