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NCAA Women's Lacrosse Preseason Top 20 Preview

1. North Carolina: The Tar Heels lost their starting goalie from the NCAA final, but still have senior Caylee Waters, the 2015 IWLCA Goalie of the Year. Senior draw specialist Sammy Jo Tracy returns from a foot injury, as will Maggie Bill after taking a year off. Expect top-notch performances from top returning scorer Molly Hendrick and midfield dynamo Marie McCool. (US Lacrosse Magazine)

‘We knew what we were playing for’: Tar Heels embrace family in their 2016 title run

The dishes were winning. Piled high, they covered every inch of counter space in North Carolina men’s lacrosse head coach Joe Breschi’s kitchen. There were dozens of sets of plates, cups and utensils. It was the only evidence remaining from a joyful dinner shared among family. This was a standard scene on Wednesday nights, when Breschi hosted his team during their 2016 NCAA Tournament run. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC moves home athletic events off campus due to state of emergency

The UNC athletic department has moved or canceled a handful of on-campus events due to Orange Country's state of emergency after a major water main break. The Tar Heels had several events scheduled on-campus this weekend. UNC has not made an announcement about Saturday's 6 p.m. men's basketball game against Notre Dame as of 5:20 p.m. Friday. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Men's Lacrosse Begins NCAA Title Defense Saturday Versus UMBC

The UNC men’s lacrosse team, under ninth-year head coach Joe Breschi, opens its 2017 regular season Saturday at 3 p.m. ET against the UMBC Retrievers at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels will be taking the field in a game that counts for the first time since May when UNC beat Maryland 14-13 in overtime in the 2016 NCAA Tournament championship game. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Top ACC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll

The ACC's eight coaches predicted North Carolina would win the nation's toughest women's lacrosse conference again in 2017, picking the Tar Heels first in the ACC Preseason Poll. Carolina, the defending ACC regular season, ACC Tournament and NCAA champion, dominated the Preseason All-ACC Team, nailing down six of 13 slots on the squad. (GoHeels.com)

College lacrosse: 'The pressure is off' UNC men as they ready to defend their national title

It's 7:45 a.m. on a Monday. While most college students are still snuggled in their beds or are trudging to their 8 a.m. class, North Carolina's defending national champion lacrosse team already is watching film and discussing how to improve. By 8:15, cleats are hitting the field putting words into action. Last year at this time was a whole different story. (NCAA.com)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Tops National Preseason Polls

North Carolina women's lacrosse will start the 2017 season in the same place it ended 2016: atop the preseason national polls. Both the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and the Cascade Women's Division I Media poll list UNC at No. 1 to start 2017 after winning the NCAA title and finishing No. 1 in both polls last year. (GoHeels.com)

Maggie Bill returns to UNC women's lacrosse after 615 days

Saturday was a normal scrimmage for everyone — except for Maggie Bill. On a windy, crisp afternoon, the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team warmed up for the first time since its 13-7 national title win over Maryland on May 29. Nothing was at stake. It was business as usual for everyone. Everyone except for Bill, that is. She had waited 615 days for this moment. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC men's lacrosse falls to Navy 11-8 in final preseason scrimmage

The UNC men’s lacrosse team attempted to work out the kinks on Saturday but lost to Navy 11-8 in the team’s final pre-season scrimmage. Freshman midfielder Justin Anderson impressed head coach Joe Breschi. He had two goals on the day and was an active part of the offense. Junior attackman Chris Cloutier scored a goal and assisting on another for the Tar Heels. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Men’s Lacrosse Ranked No. 1 in Preseason Coaches Poll, Seven Players Named All-Americans

Now just two weeks from beginning its defense of last year’s NCAA Championship, the UNC men’s lacrosse team will start 2017 as the top-ranked team in America. The USILA/Nike Preseason Coaches Poll released on Tuesday placed the Tar Heels atop the list, while Inside Lacrosse–which also released its Preseason Top 20–ranked UNC at No. 2. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC men's lacrosse begins anew after 2016 title run

The UNC men’s lacrosse team took the field Saturday at Navy Field, where it defeated High Point, 11-10, in a preseason scrimmage. The scrimmage stood in stark contrast to the last time UNC played — back on May 30 in Philadelphia. There, the Tar Heels won the national championship after a tournament run that was nothing short of amazing. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC men's lacrosse holds off High Point for 11-10 scrimmage win

Coming off a national championship win in 2016, the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team began the new year by defeating High Point, 11-10, in a scrimmage at Navy Field on Saturday. In his first collegiate contest, freshman Justin Anderson showed no rust after two years away for his Mormon mission. The midfielder from Las Vegas scored three goals. (Daily Tar Heel)

Four Tar Heels On 2017 Women's Lacrosse World Cup Team

US Lacrosse and U.S. women’s senior team coach Ricky Fried on Wednesday announced the 18-player U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup, July 12-22 in Guildford, England. Four UNC players made the squad: Marie McCool, Laura Zimmerman, Kristen Carr, and Jennifer Russell. (GoHeels.com)

Seven Tar Heels Are Women's Lacrosse Preseason All-Americas

North Carolina, the defending NCAA champion, tops the 2017 Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-America list with seven selections. Four Tar Heels earned first-team honors in Maggie Auslander, Maggie Bill, Marie McCool and Caylee Waters. Molly Hendrick and Sammy Jo Tracy lead the second team, and Ela Hazar is an honorable mention preseason All-America. (GoHeels.com)

Ex-Barron lacrosse star makes national champion UNC roster

Sometimes it helps to have a plan, and Michael Nathan had one all along. The Naples native dreamed of playing Division 1 lacrosse for a top-tier program, and this past summer he tried out for 2016 men's national champion Tar Heels as a walk-on. Nathan made the team, becoming the first Southwest Florida boy's lacrosse star to play for a traditional college power. (Naples News)

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