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Jenny Levy Named ACC Women's Lacrosse Coach Of The YearUNC’s Jenny Levy is the 2016 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year, announced on Thursday. Levy and her staff win the award for a fourth time, having earned the honor in 1997, 2002 and 2010 as well. Levy and assistants Phil Barnes, Katrina Dowd and Taylor Chumney Scotton led the Tar Heels to the ACC Tournament championship last weekend. (GoHeels.com)
Keeping Her McCoolFive Tar Heels earned All-Tournament honors in addition to their ACC Women's Lacrosse championship rings. One was named Most Valuable Player: Marie McCool, who scored six goals and registered two assists in the three tournament games, and whose teammates rallied around her when she served a non-releasable penalty at the most crucial of times. (GoHeels.com)
Turner's Take: SmileThey all smiled, not only because they'd won the game, but because of everything they'd overcome. A three-goal deficit. A second stick check. Playing short-handed at crucial moments in the game. A goal that had come after the horn should have sounded. Through it all, the Tar Heels had smiled. And then after Aly Messinger's shot was good, they smiled again. They smiled, because they'd earned it. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Edges Syracuse In OT For ACC Women's Lacrosse TitleAly Messinger scored in overtime to lift UNC to a 15-14 win over Syracuse on Sunday in a wild ACC Tournament championship game at Lane Stadium. Messinger took an assist from Kelly Devlin and ended a contest that saw the Tar Heels fight back from a 13-11 deficit in the final 4:11 of regulation and overcome playing two players down to start overtime. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Wins OT Thriller vs. Syracuse To Claim ACC TitleAly Messinger scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Tar Heels a 15-14 victory over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament finals on May 1, 2016.
McCool, Hendrick Are Tewaaraton NomineesThe Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 25 women’s nominees for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, and the list includes North Carolina’s Molly Hendrick and Marie McCool. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Lacrosse Falls To Syracuse In ACC Tournament SemifinalsDespite hat tricks by Brian Cannon and Steve Pontrello and a 12-save performance by Brian Balkam, the 11th-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team fell to eighth-ranked Syracuse in the ACC Tournament semifinals Friday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Syracuse advances to the ACC finals Sunday where it will play the winner of Friday’s game between Notre Dame and Duke. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Lacrosse Beats Duke, Advances To ACC FinalTop-seeded North Carolina went on a 3-0 run in the final 15 minutes to come from behind and beat Duke, 7-6, on Friday in the ACC Tournament semifinals at Lane Stadium (Highlights). UNC will play either second-seeded Syracuse or third-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday in the ACC championship game. UNC will be playing in the title game for the sixth time in the last seven years. (GoHeels.com)
Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic ExcellenceThe day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Dominate Hokies In ACC Women's Lacrosse Quarterfinal, 19-6Top-seeded North Carolina dominated eighth-seeded Virginia Tech, 19-6, on Friday afternoon in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals at Lane Stadium. Molly Hendrick led the way with four goals and two assists as the Tar Heels advanced to Friday’s semifinal round. UNC will play either Duke or Virginia on Friday for a berth in Sunday’s ACC championship game. (GoHeels.com)
Six Tar Heels Lead All-ACC Women's Lacrosse TeamA league-high six North Carolina women's lacrosse players earned spots on the 2016 All-ACC teams, released on Wednesday. UNC led the conference with four first-team choices and six total selections. Junior Molly Hendrick, senior Sammy Jo Tracy, sophomore Marie McCool and senior Mallory Frysinger all made the first team. (GoHeels.com)
Five Tar Heels Capture All-ACC Men's Lacrosse AccoladesThe five Tar Heels named to the All-ACC Men's Lacrosse Team are senior short-stick defensive midfielder Jake Matthai (Baltimore, Md.), senior attackman Steve Pontrello (Marlton, N.J.), junior close defenseman Austin Pifani (Roslyn. Pa.), junior face-off man Stephen Kelly (Lutherville, Md.) and junior midfielder Michael Tagliaferri (Danville, Calif.). (GoHeels.com)
Stephanie Lobb Wins Kellie Thompson Shiley AwardStephanie Lobb is the 2016 winner of the Kellie Thompson Shiley Award, women's lacrosse coach Jenny Levy announced this weekend. Lobb, a team captain who will graduate next month, accepted the award on Saturday after Carolina's 16-8 win over Duke. Lobb is a Dean's List and ACC Honor Roll performer and a Veteran Leader in the Carolina Leadership Academy. (GoHeels.com)
UNC women's lacrosse redefines goals after clinching conference against DukeThroughout the 2016 season, North Carolina women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy has asked her senior players one simple question: “Who are we?”She said the response changes often. But in No. 3 UNC’s 16-8 victory over No. 15 Duke on Saturday, the Tar Heel seniors showed that the answer to Levy’s simple question might be simple — the team is goal-oriented. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC top seed in both ACC men’s, women’s lacrosse tournamentsUNC is the No. 1 seed in both the ACC men’s and women’s lacrosse tournament. Seedings and pairings for both championship events were set Saturday. On the men’s side, the top-seeded Tar Heels (8-5, 3-1 ACC) will take on fourth-seeded Syracuse (8-4, 2-2) in the first semifinal game at 6 p.m. next Friday at Fifth/Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga. (Wilmington Star News)