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ACCSPY Award nominees 2015-16: Best CoachJoe Breschi, UNC men’s lacrosse: The Tar Heels barely got into the NCAA tournament, but inspired by Breschi and the memory of his late son — to whom they dedicated their postseason run — they went on to win their first national title since 1991; Jenny Levy, UNC women’s lacrosse: Playing for championships has become a Tar Heel tradition under Levy. (Wilmington Star News)
ACCSPY Award nominees 2015-16: Best Championship PerformanceCloutier comes up big: UNC’s Chris Cloutier set a Final Four record by scoring nine goals in his team’s national semifinal victory against Loyola, then added five more goals — including the overtime game-winner — two days later in the Tar Heels’ national championship win against Maryland. (Wilmington Star News)
UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final StandingsUNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. The Directors’ Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men’s and 10 women’s programs per school. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Tar Heels No. 7 in 2015-16 Director's CupThe Tar Heels had a year to remember with national championships in women's and men's lacrosse, regular season and tournament championships for men's basketball and a division championship for football.
UNC assistant Chris Feifs named head coach of Vermont men's lacrosseVermont is picking up a national champion from the North Carolina lacrosse coaching staff. Chris Feifs, the defensive coordinator of title-winning Tar Heels, has been named the seventh head coach of the University of Vermont men's lacrosse program, incoming athletic director Jeff Schulman announced Wednesday afternoon. (Burlington Free Press)
Former Tar Heel Amanda Barnes Named First ECU Women's Lacrosse Head CoachAmanda Barnes has been named the first head coach of the East Carolina women's lacrosse program according to an announcement from athletics director Jeff Compher Monday. Before beginning her coaching career, Barnes was a four-year letterwinner at North Carolina where she helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA quarterfinals in each of her four seasons. (ECU Pirates)
Twelve Tar Heels On U.S. National Women's Lacrosse Team Tryout ListUS Lacrosse has named 12 current and former UNC players who have been selected to try out for the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team: Maggie Auslander (UNC '17), Maggie Bill ('18), Kara Cannizzaro ('13), Kristen Carr ('10), Ela Hazar ('18), Marie McCool ('18), Carly Reed ('17), Jen Russell ('10), Sloane Serpe ('14), Courtney Waite '15), Caylee Waters ('17) and Laura Zimmerman ('12). (GoHeels.com)
UNC' s Luke Walsh lives his lacrosse dream to the maxLuke Walsh set the freshman lacrosse scoring record for Division III Denison University of Ohio two years ago....The Buffalo native and Nichols School graduate was on a path to a great Division III career. But he walked away from Denison after the season ended to transfer to the University of North Carolina, even though he had no scholarship offer and hadn’t even been offered a tryout on the Tar Heels team. (Buffalo News)
Interview with UNC Men’s Lacrosse Coach Joe BreschiJoe Breschi: "When you recruit a kid to come to Chapel Hill it’s a two-way bond. Sure, we want to win but foremost we want them to get a great education and have a great college experience. That’s why we get into the business as coaches. And to accomplish those goals while winning a national title, that’s just icing on the cake." (Lacrosse.com)
Patrick Kelly, Jake Matthai Named USILA Scholar All-AmericasThe United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association released its 2016 Division I, II and III Scholar All-Americans on Wednesday afternoon. The 2016 Tar Heel national championship team is represented on the team by senior midfielder Patrick Kelly of Timonium, Md. and senior short-stick defensive midfielder Jake Matthai of Baltimore, Md. (GoHeels.com)
Early look at 2017 men's lacrosse Top 5No. 3 North Carolina North Carolina loses only five players off its national championship team, so there's great temptation to anoint the Tar Heels as the early favorite for 2017. Yet while Joe Breschi's bunch finally obliterated the narrative of North Carolina continuously falling flat upon arriving in postseason every year, this was still a team that entered May at 8-6. (Lacrosse Magazine)
Six Tar Heels Tapped For All-ACC Academic Men's LacrosseSix players from UNC's 2016 NCAA champion men's lacrosse team were named Monday to the All-ACC Men's Lacrosse Academic Team. Each of the six Tar Heels were chosen for the team for the second time in their careers. The list includes. Patrick Kelly, Stephen Kelly, Jake Matthai, Austin Pifani, Jr., Shane Simpson, and Michael Tagliaferri. (GoHeels.com)
Six Tar Heels Named To Women's Lacrosse All-ACC Academic TeamSix NCAA champion North Carolina players headline the All-ACC Academic Women’s Lacrosse Team, announced Monday. Tar Heels Kelly Devlin, Mallory Frysinger, Marie McCool, Aly Messinger, Megan Ward and Caylee Waters were named Academic All-ACC. Devlin and Messinger grabbed the honor for the second time. (GoHeels.com)
Patrick Kelly Named USILA Scholar All-AmericaThe United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association released its 2016 Scholar All-Americans on Friday. The 2016 Tar Heel national championship team is represented on the team by senior midfielder Patrick Kelly of Timonium, Md. Kelly was a post-season USILA honorable mention All-America on the field this past season. (GoHeels.com)
Jenny Levy Named Lacrosse National Coach Of The YearLacrosse Magazine has named North Carolina's Jenny Levy its 2016 National Coach of the Year, the publication announced. Levy led the Tar Heels to the NCAA championship, their second in the last four years, this spring. Levy earns national-coach-of-the-year honors for the second time after also doing so in 2013 following UNC's first NCAA title. (GoHeels.com)