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UNC Women's Lacrosse Earns No. 2 NCAA SeedAtlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament champion North Carolina has earned the No. 2 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, the NCAA announced on Sunday night with the release of its 26-team field. Carolina, an automatic qualifier as the ACC champion, will host NCAA games on Friday May 12 and Sunday May 14 at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)
Molly Hendrick continues epic season for UNC women's lacrosseAtlantic Coast Conference Attacker of the Year. ACC Tournament MVP. Nominee for the 2017 Tewaaraton Award, given to the top player in the country. Those are the honors that North Carolina senior Molly Hendrick has picked up in the last week — and more are sure to follow. The 5-foot-8 Manheim Township grad was named ACC Attacker of the Year on Wednesday. (Lancaster Online)
Draft picks, ACC titles, a baseball sweep – UNC athletics has a weekend to rememberNorth Carolina began April with its men’s basketball team in the Final Four in Phoenix, where the Tar Heels won their sixth NCAA championship with a victory against Gonzaga. The month ended, on Sunday, with three ACC championships and another dramatic baseball victory. Indeed, these are some good times for the Tar Heels. (Charlotte Observer)
Top Six Awards Honor Outstanding ServiceSix Tar Heel student-athletes or teams were recently announced as this year's winners of ACC Top Six for Service Awards, recognizing outstanding commitment to community service: Leila Evans, Field Hockey; Nazair Jones, Football; Kayla Miles, Women's Lacrosse; Bryana Nguyen, Women's Golf; Mark Rizzo, Men's Lacrosse; UNC Softball Team (GoHeels.com)
With ACC Championship victory, North Carolina men's lacrosse refuses to say its goodbyesThe North Carolina men’s lacrosse family wasn’t ready to say goodbye just yet. After winning the national championship in 2016, UNC had no plans of ruling out a repeat. More importantly, its players simply didn’t want to say goodbye to one another. “This is the tightest team I’ve ever been a part of,” junior attackman Chris Cloutier said. (Daily Tar Heel)
Chris Cloutier Named National Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the WeekAfter leading the UNC men’s lacrosse team to an improbable ACC Tournament Championship over the weekend, junior attacker Chris Cloutier was named the National Offensive Player of the Week by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Cloutier scored six goals and dished out three assists over the course of UNC’s two wins in Durham. (Chapelboro.com)
Molly Hendrick, Marie McCool Earn ACC Women's Lacrosse HonorsWednesday marked the release of the ACC’s Individual Women’s Lacrosse Awards, with a pair of Tar Heels being recognized. Senior Molly Hendrick–who leads UNC (16-2) with 66 goals entering the NCAA Tournament–was named the league’s Attacker of the Year. Meanwhile, junior Marie McCool earned the distinction as the ACC Midfielder of the Year. (Chapelboro.com)
Photos, Analysis: North Carolina Tops Notre Dame in ACC Championship, Clinches Winning RecordThe defending NCAA champion North Carolina Tar Heels became the 2017 ACC Champions with a 14-10 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in front of a crowd of 2,325 at Koskinen Stadium on Sunday. Attackman Luke Goldstock led the Tar Heels with four goals, while Chris Cloutier’s hat trick and two from freshman midfielder William Perry carried the load among eight different scorers. (Inside Lacrosse)
Austin Pifani Named ACC Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of YearA long and distinguished career was honored Tuesday as University of North Carolina men's lacrosse senior defenseman Austin Pifani was named the 2017 ACC Defenseman of the Year. Pifani is a senior from Roslyn, Pa. He was a captain of the Tar Heels' 2016 NCAA championship team and also a captain for UNC's 2017 ACC championship team. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual HonorsThe UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)
Huge weekend for UNC sportsIt's not every weekend that a school wins three ACC Championships, but that is just what UNC did over the weekend as both men's and women's lacrosse won the ACC title and women's tennis brought home the conference crown as well. The No. 18 UNC men's lacrosse team defeated No. 6 Notre Dame 14-10 Sunday in the ACC Championship men's lacrosse title game. (Carolina Blue)
Chansky’s Notebook: Another Day To RememberIt was another of those Super Sundays for Carolina. The NCAA must want to eat their paperwork when something happens like it did Sunday from Rome, Georgia, to Durham to Chapel Hill to Richmond. Carolina teams won three ACC championships and what seemed like the World Series under bright beautiful skies in those locations. Let’s go over them, shall we? (Chapelboro.com)
Video: UNC Women's Lacrosse Repeats as ACC ChampionsBehind a seven-goal game from tournament MVP Molly Hendrick, North Carolina defeated Syracuse, 18-11, to claim the ACC championship on April 30, 2017.
Desperate Tar Heels win ACC, should have chance to defend NCAA title in men’s lacrosseNorth Carolina not only saved its men’s lacrosse season, but the Tar Heels picked up an Atlantic Coast Conference championship along the way. So the reigning national champions should have a chance to defend their title in May. “We had to do this or this would be the end,” junior attackman Chris Cloutier said. “It’s also something that pushes us.” (Burlington Times News)
Video: UNC Men's Lacrosse Tops Irish for ACC Title - HighlightsLuke Goldstock and Chris Cloutier combined for seven goals as the Tar Heels topped Notre Dame, 14-10, in the ACC Championship game on April 30, 2017.