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Jenny Levy Named IWLCA National Coach Of The YearUNC's Jenny Levy has been named the 2016 NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced. The Tar Heels went 20-2 in 2016, including 7-0 in the ACC regular season. UNC won both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments for the second time while also winning a school-record 17 games in a row. (GoHeels.com)
Top 25 UNC Wins of 2015-16: No. 7No. 7: Carolina 15, Syracuse 14 (OT) - Women's Lacrosse, May 1, 2016: This was the game that UNC shouldn't have won. That they should have won. That they almost certainly should have won in regulation. That they probably should have lost in overtime. But that they did win, a game that likely set the tone for the NCAA championship run later that month. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Excel In Capital One CupsUNC placed second in the country in the men’s competition and tied for fourth in the women’s in the final standings of the 2015-16 Capital One Cups. UNC joined Oklahoma and Stanford as the only schools whose men’s and women’s programs both placed in the top 10. The Capital One Cup is awarded based on cumulative on-field performance across multiple sports. (GoHeels.com)
The Carolina KellysThere was no denying the UNC influence Thursday in Team USA's 12-5 victory over Canada in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 World Championship opener. Attackman Timmy Kelly and defenseman Jack Rowlett, both of whom played meaningful roles as freshmen in the Tar Heels' magical run to the NCAA championship, showed up in a big way. (Lacrosse Magazine)
ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNCAn all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes 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. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Top Wins of 2015-2016: No. 15-No. 11No. 13: UNC 83, Syracuse 66 (Final Four) - Men's Basketball, April 2, 2016: Carolina faced a familiar opponent in its first Final Four since 2009 when the Tar Heels took on 10th-seeded Syracuse in the national semifinals. Four Tar Heels finished in double figures, including Justin Jackson and Brice Johnson, who had game highs of 16 points each. (GoHeels.com)
Which school had the best season in college sports?We rated every FBS football school in three sports -- football, men's basketball and women's basketball -- along with two "wild card" sports to come up with the Best in College Sports award. The wild-card spot went to the most successful among the school's non-revenue spectator sports. No. 2 Overall: North Carolina Tar Heels. (CBS Sports)
Twenty-Four Tar Heels Earned Perfect Grades In SpringTwenty-four UNC student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the 2016 spring semester. Among them are three Tar Heels who were also national champions this spring: women’s lacrosse team members Kelly Devlin, Mallory Frysinger and Elizabeth Haus. Three other student-athletes had perfect 4.0 GPAs in both the fall and spring semesters. (GoHeels.com)
ACCSPY Award nominees 2015-16: Best CoachJoe Breschi, UNC men’s lacrosse: The Tar Heels barely got into the NCAA tournament, but inspired by Breschi and the memory of his late son — to whom they dedicated their postseason run — they went on to win their first national title since 1991; Jenny Levy, UNC women’s lacrosse: Playing for championships has become a Tar Heel tradition under Levy. (Wilmington Star News)
ACCSPY Award nominees 2015-16: Best Championship PerformanceCloutier comes up big: UNC’s Chris Cloutier set a Final Four record by scoring nine goals in his team’s national semifinal victory against Loyola, then added five more goals — including the overtime game-winner — two days later in the Tar Heels’ national championship win against Maryland. (Wilmington Star News)
UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final StandingsUNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. The Directors’ Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men’s and 10 women’s programs per school. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Tar Heels No. 7 in 2015-16 Director's CupThe Tar Heels had a year to remember with national championships in women's and men's lacrosse, regular season and tournament championships for men's basketball and a division championship for football.
UNC assistant Chris Feifs named head coach of Vermont men's lacrosseVermont is picking up a national champion from the North Carolina lacrosse coaching staff. Chris Feifs, the defensive coordinator of title-winning Tar Heels, has been named the seventh head coach of the University of Vermont men's lacrosse program, incoming athletic director Jeff Schulman announced Wednesday afternoon. (Burlington Free Press)
Former Tar Heel Amanda Barnes Named First ECU Women's Lacrosse Head CoachAmanda Barnes has been named the first head coach of the East Carolina women's lacrosse program according to an announcement from athletics director Jeff Compher Monday. Before beginning her coaching career, Barnes was a four-year letterwinner at North Carolina where she helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA quarterfinals in each of her four seasons. (ECU Pirates)
Twelve Tar Heels On U.S. National Women's Lacrosse Team Tryout ListUS Lacrosse has named 12 current and former UNC players who have been selected to try out for the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team: Maggie Auslander (UNC '17), Maggie Bill ('18), Kara Cannizzaro ('13), Kristen Carr ('10), Ela Hazar ('18), Marie McCool ('18), Carly Reed ('17), Jen Russell ('10), Sloane Serpe ('14), Courtney Waite '15), Caylee Waters ('17) and Laura Zimmerman ('12). (GoHeels.com)