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Seven Tar Heels Are Women's Lacrosse Preseason All-AmericasNorth 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 rosterSometimes 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)
Inside Lacrosse Ranks UNC Men at No. 2 in PreseasonAs the lacrosse season grows closer and closer, Inside Lacrosse magazine kicked things off on Wednesday with the release of its Face-Off Yearbook Top 20 rankings. The defending national champion Tar Heels checked in at No. 2 on the list, as they return a number of key contributors. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC athletes lend a helping hand during the holiday seasonThe North Carolina Tar Heels have a great reputation on the field, but they have been working to make a similar impact off it this winter. UNC freshman Tomon Fox, Mikey Bart, Jason Strowbridge and other members of the UNC football team helped the local Ronald McDonald House yesterday. (Carolina Blue)
Tar Heels Announce 2017 Men's Lacrosse ScheduleSeven games against 2016 NCAA Tournament teams and five games to be televised on ESPNU highlight the 2017 men’s lacrosse schedule for the defending NCAA champion Tar Heels. UNC’s first nine games are against nonconference opponents, including 2016 NCAA Tournament participants Johns Hopkins, Denver, and NCAA runner-up Maryland. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Lacrosse Receives NCAA Championship RingsThe UNC women's lacrosse program posted its greatest season ever in 2016, winning the ACC regular season, the ACC Tournament and the NCAA championship, its second in four years. On Wednesday at the Chapel Hill home of UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham, the 2016 national champs gathered and received their championship rings. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Lands 14-Year-Old Lacrosse Star, Luca Antongiovanni14-year-old Archbishop Carney student Luca Antongiovanni will join UNC's Tar Heels men's lacrosse team in 2020. Luca has played nationally as a member of Team B.C. He and his family decided to look at UNC because of its prestige, and flew there to see the team and the Tar Heel's coach, Joe Breschi. When they arrived, the family was taken aback by the hospitality. (The B.C. Catholic)
Joe Breschi Named 2016 Lacrosse National Coach of the YearNorth Carolina head coach Joe Breschi, Tar Heel offensive corrdinator David Metzbower and former UNC head coach Willie Scroggs were all honored with awards Friday from the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association. Breschi was tapped as the National Coach of the Year, the first Tar Heel coach to win the award since Willie Scroggs in 1981. (GoHeels.com)
Already a champion in lacrosse, UNC's Maggie Bill takes aim at soccer titleMaggie Bill is one of the best players in college lacrosse. Good enough to have played for the U.S. women's national team. But if she is less well known in soccer, and if the position she plays was largely unknown to her until recently, these Tar Heels are competing for a 22nd NCAA soccer title because she is no dabbler. (ESPN.com)
UNC's Justin Anderson: Mission of FaithThree years ago, Justin Anderson was one of the nation’s most highly-touted recruits. Instead of heading to UNC, the Las Vegas native spent what would have been his freshman and sophomore seasons in South America, living a Spartan life while sharing his religion with others. Now back stateside for his freshman year, he takes the field with the defending champs. (Inside Lacrosse)
Graham Harden’s Career Celebrated as Life Takes Unexpected TurnIn a lacrosse career of which many of the sport's more recent fans may not be aware, Graham Harden was a stalwart leader on a dominant North Carolina team, serving as a captain of its unbeaten 1991 NCAA championship squad, earning recognition as ACC Player of the Year, and first-team All-American honors. (US Lacrosse Magazine)
Video: UNC Men's Lacrosse Conditioning With Army ROTCAt 5am on November 17, the North Carolina men's lacrosse team got together with Army ROTC for conditioning, tactical training, and Camaraderie.
Annual Burn Center Visit Is A Highlight For Tar HeelsEach fall, UNC student-athletes gather for a special trip that always proves to be a highlight of the Carolina Outreach calendar. The annual UNC Burn Center visit on Nov. 4 brought together Tar Heels from the UNC football, cross country, gymnastics, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s lacrosse teams to visit with patients and hear from physicians. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Student-Athletes Host Heeloween At HospitalUNC student-athletes took Halloween cheer to UNC Children’s Hospital Monday for their annual Heeloween Party. Approximately 60 costumed Tar Heels participated throughout, helping to decorate the Pediatric Play Atrium and then host the party for young patients. Student-athletes also took patients trick-or-treating around the hospital. (GoHeels.com)
UNC women's lacrosse team finds cars flooded after Hurricane MatthewMembers of the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team came home from a tournament in Sparks, Maryland this past weekend to find many of their cars had been destroyed by a flood. While the team was playing the United States and Australian national teams, players and staff parked their cars at Finley Fields — an off-campus practice facility in Chapel Hill. (Daily Tar Heel)