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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)

Foes Maryland, UNC set to provide repeat thriller for NCAA lacrosse title

The teams return six starters apiece from the 2013 championship game. The same two coaches, Maryland's Cathy Reese and North Carolina's Jenny Levy, remain, atop two programs that are stalwarts in the sport. No team has won more titles than Maryland, going for its 13th overall. This is the Tar Heels' third trip to the championship game; they've reached the semifinals eight times, including five in the last seven years. (ESPN.com)

UNC, Terps to meet in rematch of 2013 women's lacrosse title showdown

In the end, UNC’s final goal of the first half padded a lead that rival Duke was unable to overcome. That the goal was scored by Brittney Coppa in that NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament semifinal Friday, though, perfectly fit in the tale of how the Tar Heels have returned to the national championship game. Coppa scored that goal despite playing with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. (Durham Herald-Sun)

North Carolina Beats Duke 16-7 in Women's Lacrosse NCAA Semifinals

North Carolina battered its rival for a second time this season and now gets a chance to win its second NCAA women’s lacrosse championship in three years. The Tar Heels beat Duke 16-7 in an NCAA Tournament semifinal on Friday and advances to the NCAA Tournament championship game on Sunday (8:30 p.m, ESPNU) to play either Maryland or Syracuse. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels, Blue Devils meet on women's lacrosse Final Four stage

The extra emotion of playing a fierce rival with a berth in the national championship game on the line can be a tough thing for college athletes to handle. Sydney Holman wouldn’t have it any other way. A sophomore on UNC’s women’s lacrosse team, Holman welcomes the challenge Duke will provide when the rivals play Friday at 5 p.m. in the NCAA Tournament semifinals at PPL Park. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Turner's Take: Begin Again, Again

Carolina women’s lacrosse faces a familiar foe Friday in Philadelphia when they take on rival Duke in the national semifinal game. The Tar Heels and Blue Devils have met 30 times in the sport, and UNC secured the ACC regular season title with a 12-6 victory in Durham in April. On the other side of the bracket are Syracuse and Maryland, two teams the Tar Heels have also tangled with this season. (GoHeels.com)

Maggie Bill pursues two sports at UNC

Maggie Bill is followed by a choice she refuses to make — and one she simply doesn’t know the answer to. For her, there’s nothing unusual about her life as a dual-sport athlete at North Carolina and therefore no reason to dwell on herself and her accomplishments. And she sees no reason to make a decision anytime soon. Because when it comes to lacrosse and soccer, Bill can’t choose one over the other. She simply devotes herself to whichever sport is in season. It’s what she has always done. (Daily Tar Heel)

Four Tar Heels Earn IWLCA All-America Honors

Four UNC women’s lacrosse players grabbed spots on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America team, the IWLCA announced on Monday. Senior defender Courtney Waite and sophomore goalkeeper Caylee Waters earned first-team honors. Sophomore midfielder Maggie Bill was on the second team. Junior attacker Aly Messinger was on the third team. (GoHeels.com)

Terps Knock Tar Heels From NCAA Lacrosse Tournament, 14-7

Sixth-seeded Maryland led from start to finish Sunday afternoon as it defeated third-seeded North Carolina 14-7 in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals before a crowd of 10,235 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Maryland advances to the NCAA semifinals and the Terps will play arch-rival Johns Hopkins next Saturday in Philadelphia. Carolina saw its season end at 13-4. (GoHeels.com)

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