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UNC Field Hockey Opens With 2-1 Win At MichiganNo. 2 UNC opened the 2015 field hockey season with a 2-1 victory Saturday at No. 14 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. It marked the 13th year in a row that UNC has kicked off its season with a win. “I’m delighted with the win,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. “I don’t think we could have asked for a better season opener. It was a great game with two teams competing hard.” (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Field Hockey 2015 Season PreviewThe North Carolina Field Hockey team opens up the 2015 season in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge when the Tar Heels take on the Michigan Wolverines on August 29.
Leading scorer Emma Bozek to miss season for UNC field hockeyAfter leading the UNC field hockey team in scoring as a junior in 2014, Emma Bozek fully expected to be kicking off her senior season this fall with the hope of making a run at a national championship. Instead, as the result of a life-changing event this past summer, she now finds herself sidelined for the season working as an undergraduate assistant coach. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Field Hockey Preseason Pick To Win ACC, No. 2 NationallyNorth Carolina received 34 points and is the preseason favorite to claim the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship, according to a vote of the league’s seven head coaches. The Tar Heels are ranked No. 2 in the nation in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association preseason poll, also announced Tuesday. (GoHeels.com)
Julia Young, freshmen look to Fill voids for UNC Field hockeyThe UNC field hockey team saw a number of starters graduate, leaving voids at several key positions coming into the 2015 season. But during spring and summer practices, the Tar Heel coaching staff was able to select a new heir to the throne with junior back Julia Young. Young started all 23 games for the Tar Heels last season and earned a spot on the All-South Region team. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC field hockey seniors hold NCAA title hopesAfter falling in the Final Four each of her first three years, senior forward Casey Di Nardo feels like she and the three other seniors on the North Carolina field hockey team have something to prove.“This year we’re all really fired up,” said Di Nardo following Saturday’s scrimmage against Liberty. “We really wanna win it.” And in order to secure the program its seventh national championship, the Tar Heels plan on using their experience to hurdle the Final Four stumbling block in 2015. (Daily Tar Heel)
Current, Former Tar Heels Claim Gold With USA Field HockeyTeam USA – featuring five current or former Tar Heels – won gold in women’s field hockey on Friday at the Pan American Games in Toronto, beating Argentina 2-1 in the final. That’s Team USA’s second straight Pan Am Games title; they also beat Argentina in the final in 2011. (Chapelboro.com)
My Carolina Experience: Karen SheltonKaren Shelton’s philosophy of creating a competitive wining culture while reinforcing the fundamentals of the game has garnered six national titles, and 18 ACC championships. Her success and dedication have earned her spots in many halls of fame as both a player and a coach. They have also earned her prestigious awards like UNC's C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. (GoHeels.com)
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Starring At Pan American GamesCurrent and former Tar Heel athletes are in the spotlight this month, competing at the Pan American Games in Toronto. On Sunday, former UNC swimming star Chip Peterson won gold in the men’s 10-K open water race, beating out fellow USA teammate David Heron by four seconds. (Chapelboro.com)
A look at incoming UNC athletesFrom Chesterfield, Va., Kenny Williams is one of two incoming freshman for the North Carolina basketball team and looks ready to make an impact during the 2015-16 season. Ranked 84th in ESPN’s top 100 recruits for 2015, Williams will look to help the Tar Heels in a facet of the game they struggled with last season: 3-point shooting. (Daily Tar Heel)
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 15-No. 1113: No. 1 Carolina 2, No. 2 Connecticut 1 - Field Hockey, Sept. 28, 2014: Charlotte Craddock's game-winner in the 59th minute gave Carolina its second 1v2 win of the season as the top-ranked Tar Heels beat No. 2 UConn 2-1 in Newton, Massachusetts. The game was tied at 1 at halftime, but Craddock's unassisted goal past Nina Klein gave UNC the win over the reigning national champions. (GoHeels.com)
ACC 2014-15 Year in ReviewA school-by-school breakdown in the Directors’ Cup all-sports standings. North Carolina (5th): National runners-up in women’s lacrosse and third-place in field hockey, the Tar Heels have never finished below 17th in the Directors’ Cup. But for all their competitive success, the omnipresent story is the academic fraud scandal. UNC won ACC titles in women’s cross country and volleyball. (Daily Press)
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' CupAfter finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heels Post Outstanding Academic Progress RatesSeventeen UNC varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, according to figures released today by the NCAA. Overall, UNC’s 28 teams averaged 981, three points above the national average. The Tar Heels had six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another five that scored 990 or higher. (GoHeels.com)