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My Carolina Experience: Breada Farrell

Lacrosse became the center of Breada Farrell’s world when she began playing for a travel league in the fifth grade. From that moment on everything she did was grounded in her love of the sport. “I spent each summer competing with teams across the nation and loved it." Once on campus, Farrell’s goals were consistent each year. She wanted to perform on and off the field like a champion. (GoHeels.com)

2015 Cascade Rookie of the Year: Joey Sankey

Major League Lacrosse and Cascade Lacrosse have named Charlotte Hounds attackman Joey Sankey as the 2015 Cascade Rookie of the Year, as voted by MLL Head Coaches and General Managers. The 2015 MLL rookie class was chock-full of talent and plenty of offensive fire power. Joey Sankey was among those year one players who wasted no time in bursting on the scene. (Major League Lacrosse)

339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots

A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)

Caroline Price, Joey Sankey Win Patterson Medals

Caroline Price, the Most Outstanding Player at the ITA National Indoor Tennis Championships, and Joey Sankey, UNC’s all-time leading scorer in men’s lacrosse, are the recipients of the 2014-15 Patterson Medals, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. Price is the first women’s tennis player to win the Patterson Medal. Sankey is the second men’s lacrosse recipient. (GoHeels.com)

Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 20-No. 16

17: No. 19 Carolina 71, No. 3 Virginia 67 (ACC Tournament) - Men's Basketball, March 14, 2015: The Tar Heels put together perhaps their best performance of the year in a wire-to-wire win over defending ACC champion Virginia, 71-67, in the ACC Tournament semifinals in Greensboro. Carolina shot a sizzling 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3 against the stout UVa defense. (GoHeels.com)

Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 25-No. 21

Once again this July, GoHeels.com will count down the top 25 wins of the school year. Check back around noon EDT each weekday for the latest update before the No. 1 win is revealed on July 17. The countdown begins today with thrilling regular season wins from women's soccer, women's lacrosse, softball, wrestling and swimming and diving. (GoHeels.com)

ACC 2014-15 Year in Review

A school-by-school breakdown in the Directors’ Cup all-sports standings. North Carolina (5th): National runners-up in women’s lacrosse and third-place in field hockey, the Tar Heels have never finished below 17th in the Directors’ Cup. But for all their competitive success, the omnipresent story is the academic fraud scandal. UNC won ACC titles in women’s cross country and volleyball. (Daily Press)

UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

After finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)

Nine Tar Heels Lead U.S. National Women's Lacrosse Team Selections

Nine current or former University of North Carolina women’s lacrosse players led the way as US Lacrosse announced the 36-player roster for the 2015-16 U.S. National Team on Sunday. The roster came together after three days of tryouts at Johns Hopkins University this weekend. The Tar Heels once again placed more players on the national team than any other college program. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Remembering Kevin Reichardt

UNC lacrosse player Kevin Reichardt was only 20 years old when he was tragically killed in 1995, but his memory lives on as the head coach's office was recently dedicated in his name. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Post Outstanding Academic Progress Rates

Seventeen UNC varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, according to figures released today by the NCAA. Overall, UNC’s 28 teams averaged 981, three points above the national average. The Tar Heels had six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another five that scored 990 or higher. (GoHeels.com)

Maryland Beats Tar Heels, 9-8, For NCAA Women's Lacrosse Title

Maryland’s women’s lacrosse team went on a 6-2 run in the second half to come from behind and defeat North Carolina, 9-8, in the NCAA championship game on Sunday night at PPL Park. Carolina finishes its season with a record of 18-4, tying the school record for wins in a season set in 2013 (18-3). The Tar Heels were making their second appearance in the NCAA final in the last three years. (GoHeels.com)

Maryland the favorite vs. North Carolina in NCAA women's lacrosse final

Maryland women's lacrosse coach Cathy Reese didn't watch a second of North Carolina's win over Duke on Saturday, but still knows what kind of defense her Terrapins are about to face from the Tar Heels. Top-seeded Maryland is the clear-cut favorite to beat North Carolina in the NCAA championship game at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, but the Tar Heels defense is the biggest thing standing between the Terps and back-to-back national titles. (Philly.com)

UNC Women's Lacrosse's Draw Success and the Mystery of the Stick

Starting this season, the Tar Heels, who advanced to the title game with their NCAA semifinal win over rival Duke, designated a stick for draws, regardless of who takes them. It has a distinct yellow head, compared to the blue or white heads characteristic of North Carolina's field sticks. (Lacrosse Magazine)

Women's Lacrosse National Title Game Preview: #1 Maryland vs. #2 UNC

Very few teams can say that they have beaten Maryland in the last three seasons. They have lost once this season, once last season, and once in the season before that. UNC is responsible for two of those losses and two years ago, they beat Maryland on the biggest and brightest stage in triple overtime in the national championship game. They are not afraid of Maryland at all. (Testudo Times)

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