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Black History Month Honoree: Ousmane Power-GreeneOusmane Power-Greene came to UNC from one of the most storied programs in lacrosse, Yorktown (N.Y.) High School. That program has produced seven state championships and countless collegiate athletes. But his path to Carolina wasn't direct. A three-sport athlete in high school, Power-Greene wasn't sure whether he wanted to pursue football, basketball or lacrosse. (GoHeels.com)
Goldstock, Matthews Power UNC Men's Lacrosse In 15-8 Win Over LehighThe second-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team spotted Lehigh an early lead before running off five goals midway through the first quarter, en route to a 15-8 victory over the Mountain Hawks in UNC’s home opener Saturday (Highlights). The defending NCAA champion Tar Heels improve to 3-0 on the season while the Mountain Hawks fall to 2-1.
UNC Women's Lacrosse Downs High Point, 16-6Ela Hazar had two goals and four assists and Molly Hendrick had four goals and one assist as the top-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team defeated High Point, 16-6, on Friday evening at Fetzer Field (Highlights). Hazar tied her career high with six points for the second game in a row after tallying two goals and four assists in last weekend’s win at No. 3 Florida. (GoHeels.com)
Caylee Waters Named ACC Women's Lacrosse Co-Defensive Player Of The WeekUNC goalie Caylee Waters and Syracuse freshman goalie Asa Goldstock share ACC Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week honors this week, the ACC announced on Tuesday. Notre Dame senior attacker Cortney Fortunato is the ACC Offensive Player of the Week. Waters made 12 saves in Carolina’s 13-10 win at No. 3 Florida on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)
Hazar, Tracy Lead UNC Women's Lacrosse to 13-10 Win At No. 3 FloridaEla Hazar tied her career high with six points as the top-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team posted a 13-10 win at No. 3 Florida on Saturday at Donald R. Dizney Stadium (Highlights). Sammy Jo Tracy scored three of her four goals in a 4-1 Tar Heel blitz in the final 3:49 of the game that turned a 9-9 tie into a 13-10 victory. The victory improved Carolina to 2-0 this season. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Lacrosse Outlasts Furman To Improve To 2-0Brian Balkam made 12 saves and allowed just one goal in the final three quarters to lead the No. 1-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team to a 7-3 victory over the Furman Paladins at Paladin Stadium (Highlights). The Tar Heels improved to 2-0 with the victory. Chris Cloutier and Justin Anderson each scored two goals for the Tar Heels while Brian Cannon had a goal and an assist. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Celebrates Power Of Women's SportsThe power of women’s athletics is on display every day as Carolina’s 15 varsity women’s squads train, practice, play and lead through their sports. But once a year, the teams join together, along with several hundred young athletes who view the Tar Heels as role models, to celebrate their strength at UNC’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event. (GoHeels.com)
UNC’s Marie McCool Named ACC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekThe UNC women’s lacrosse team opened its season on a high note this past Saturday, edging out James Madison 16-14. Midfielder Marie McCool led the way for the Tar Heels, scoring a career-high six goals–including the game-winner. McCool was rewarded for her phenomenal effort on Tuesday when the ACC selected her as its Offensive Player of the Week. (Chapelboro.com)
Carolina Sweeps ACC Men's Lacrosse Players of WeekFollowing its season-opening 17-6 victory over UMBC, North Carolina’s Justin Anderson has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Stephen Kelly is this week’s Defensive Player of the Week. Anderson made his long anticipated Tar Heel debut Saturday against the Retrievers. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Lacrosse: Defending the TitleNorth Carolina’s defense regularly shut down opponents last season. The Tar Heels only surrendered 182 goals in 2016, and less than one-third of those were assisted. UNC disrupted opponents’ offenses en route to its second national title. The Tar Heels will need to replicate this defensive success in 2017 as they seek to repeat as the national champions. (Inside Lacrosse)
UNC women's lacrosse learning to deal with lofty expectationsOn paper, it seems the top-ranked North Carolina women’s lacrosse team can be just as talented as the group of Tar Heels who became national champions last season. Four of the team’s six 2016 All-ACC first- and second-team honorees are back, and the Tar Heels bring in the third best recruiting class, according to Inside Lacrosse. (Daily Tar Heel)
Marie McCool Leads UNC Women's Lacrosse Past JMU, 16-14Marie McCool tied her career high with six goals and set a career high with eight points to lead the top-ranked North Carolina women’s lacrosse team to a 16-14 victory over James Madison on Saturday afternoon. The Tar Heels scored eight consecutive goals to turn an 8-5 deficit into a 13-8 lead. North Carolina, the 2016 NCAA champion, starts the season 1-0. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Lacrosse Routs UMBC In Season OpenerJustin Anderson and Timmy Kelly each scored three goals to power top-ranked North Carolina to a 17-6 win over UMBC Saturday in a game played at Cardinal Gibbons High School (Highlights). UNC jumped out to a 10-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended its lead to 11 goals at the half. The Tar Heels outshot the Retrievers 41-24 and had a 19-8 advantage in the face-off circle. (GoHeels.com)
NCAA Women's Lacrosse Preseason Top 20 Preview1. 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 runThe 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)