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Four Tar Heels Named To USILA All-America Team

Four members of the UNC men's lacrosse team were named Wednesday to the All-America Teams named by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Tar Heel selections include senior defenseman Austin Pifani, who was named to the first-team All-America squad. Junior defenseman Chris Cloutier was tapped for the third-team All-America squad. (GoHeels.com)

Navy women's lacrosse shocks defending champ UNC

Aly Messinger knows a little something about going to women's lacrosse final fours. The first-year Navy assistant coach went to two as a player at UNC, earning Most Outstanding Player honors last spring while leading the Tar Heels to a national championship. So when she gathered her players and told them what it takes, the Midshipmen listened intently. (Annapolis Capital Gazette)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Season Ends With 16-14 Loss To Navy

Unseeded Navy closed the game on a 6-1 run in the final 16:06 and defeated defending national champion North Carolina, 16-14, in an NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday at Fetzer Field. After trailing most of the first half, the Tar Heels went on a 5-0, second-half run to take a 13-10 lead with 17:39 to play. Navy responded with its 6-1 run. (GoHeels.com)

Navy women's lacrosse seeks major upset against UNC in NCAA quarterfinals

On paper, it's a complete mismatch. North Carolina is one of the blue bloods of women's college lacrosse, an annual national championship contender. Navy is an upstart. The Tar Heels are seeking their 10th Final Four appearance and third national title. The Midshipmen have reached the quarterfinals for the first time in their 10-year history as a Division I program. (Annapolis Capital Gazette)

Navy-North Carolina lacrosse connections abound

Josh Dionne is in his first season as offensive coordinator at North Carolina after serving in the same capacity at Navy the previous two years. Those two schools will meet this Saturday with a berth in the NCAA semifinals on the line. It sets up a strange situation for Dionne, who just last year was designing offensive sets and plays in Annapolis. (Annapolis Capital Gazette)

North Carolina women's lacrosse faces Navy in NCAA quarterfinals at home

With a spot in the Final Four on the line, it’s time for some lacrosse at Fetzer Field. The North Carolina women’s lacrosse team takes on Navy on Saturday at 1 p.m. in an NCAA Tournament quarterfinal matchup. Here’s everything to know about the Tar Heels’ final home game of the year as their quest for a national-championship repeat continues. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Turner Walston Special

On this week’s show, Turner Walston returns to talk about the recent success of UNC’s spring athletic teams. We will discuss the student-athletes and coaches who have been keys to the Tar Heels’ success. Also, we will look ahead to the upcoming games/matches for a number of the teams who are competing in their respective end-of-season tournaments. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Hosts Navy For Final Four Trip

ACC champion North Carolina (17-2), the defending NCAA champion, will play for its seventh NCAA final four berth in the last nine years when it hosts unseeded Navy (17-4) at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Fetzer Field. The game will be streamed live by ESPN3. A win would send the Tar Heels to the NCAA semifinals for the seventh time in the last nine years and its 10th overall. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Highlight Inside Lacrosse Women's All-America Team

Four UNC women's lacrosse players have earned spots on the inaugural Inside Lacrosse Media All-America team. Senior attackers Molly Hendrick and Sammy Jo Tracy made the first team, along with junior midfielder Marie McCool. Senior defender made the third team. Tar Heels Ela Hazar and Caylee Waters were honorable mention All-Americas. (GoHeels.com)

UNC lacrosse star Chris Cloutier scores ridiculous behind-the-back goal

The North Carolina Tar Heels and Albany Great Danes faced off in the first round of the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, and UNC’s Chris Cloutier got the scoring started off with an incredible behind-the-back goal between three defenders. (The Comeback)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Runs Past Virginia, 23-12

Second-seeded North Carolina got big games from Marie McCool and Carly Reed and defeated Virginia, 23-12, on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament second round at Fetzer Field (Highlights). Reed scored a career-high six goals, and McCool had five goals and two assists. UNC's 23 goals are the most it has scored in any of its 46 NCAA Tournament games. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Lacrosse Falls to Albany, 15-12

Albany built a 14-3 lead by halftime and defeated defending NCAA champion North Carolina, 15-12, in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night at Casey Stadium. Albany improves to 15-2, while Carolina's season ends at 8-8. UNC opened the scoring on a goal by Chris Cloutier. His behind-the-back goal marked the 20th successive game in which Cloutier has scored. (GoHeels.com)

Seven Tar Heels Named All-South In Women's Lacrosse

Seven UNC players earned All-South Region honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), the organization announced on Friday. Tar Heels Molly Hendrick, Marie McCool, Sammy Jo Tracy and Caylee Waters earned first-team All-South honors, while Maggie Auslander, Ela Hazar and Carly Reed earned second-team accolades. (GoHeels.com)

Luke Goldstock gets his home game

Some nerves were felt Sunday as the UNC men’s lacrosse team waited to see its draw for the NCAA tournament. After an up-and-down regular season ended with a championship in the ACC tournament, Luke Goldstock and his teammates had little idea where they’d get sent for their first-round game. Luckily, the senior attackman is a little familiar with where his team got sent. (The Daily Gazette)

Marie McCool Named Tewaaraton Finalist

UNC junior midfielder Marie McCool is one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton award, the highest individual honor in lacrosse. The Tewaaraton Foundation announced its five men's and women's finalists on Thursday. Five men and five women were selected as finalists and will be invited to Washington, D.C., for the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on June 1. (GoHeels.com)

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