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NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Game Sees Significant Audience IncreaseThe 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game experienced a significant audience increase on both ESPN2 and WatchESPN compared to the same event last season. North Carolina’s 14-13 overtime victory over No. 1 Maryland (Monday, May 30, at 1 p.m.) averaged 476,000 television viewers, a 43% increase from the 2015 men’s lacrosse season finale on ESPN2 featuring Maryland vs. Denver. (Inside Lacrosse)
2016 UNC Women's Lacrosse Season ReviewUNC's women's lacrosse team posted its greatest season yet in 2016, winning the ACC regular season title with a perfect, 7-0 record, winning the ACC Tournament and capturing the NCAA championship along the way. Third-seeded Carolina (20-2) won its second NCAA championship when it beat top-seeded Maryland (22-1) in the national final on May 29, 2016. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Markison Makes Her Mark in NCAA Women's Lacrosse FinalDevin Markison's career at North Carolina wasn't what she hoped it would be, but when a moment bigger than she'd ever dreamed arrived, she delivered a goal that her coach and teammates all said was the decisive play of the Tar Heel's victory over Maryland in the NCAA women's lacrosse championship game May 29 in Chester, Pa. (Lacrosse Magazine)
An uncommon bond formed during UNC women's lacrosse title runOn the outside of Sammy Jo Tracy’s left wrist are two small initials — DT. It not only symbolizes the bond with her father, but the bond she has with the three most important men in her life — her grandfather, father and brother — three generations of Dan Tracy. In moments where she needs strength or she celebrates a big play, Sammy Jo kisses her wrist. (NSJ Sports)
So This Year of UNC Athletics Turned Out to Be Pretty GoodUNC baseball isn't in the NCAA Tournament but frankly that might be the only real blemish on the current athletic year. Even the heartbreak of the way the men's basketball season ended and the dumpster fire that women's basketball has become wasn't enough to take the shine of one of the more successful seasons in recent memory. Just how good was it? (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heels Finish #1 in Men's Lacrosse Media PollThe 2016 University of North Carolina national champion men's lacrosse team sits atop the final Cascade/Maverik media poll released Thursday afternoon. UNC received 24 of 25 votes in the final poll. The final U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll was issued on May 9 and the Tar Heels stood 12th in that poll. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Lacrosse Finished No. 1 In IWLCA PollNCAA champion North Carolina finished at the top of the final 2016 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association national poll, the IWLCA announced this week. This season marks the second time UNC finished atop the IWLCA rankings, joining 2013. Carolina (20-2) was No. 3 in the poll for most of the season and entering the NCAA Tournament. (GoHeels.com)
Absence of pressure gave North Carolina men's lacrosse the edgeAll season long, the UNC men’s lacrosse team kept hearing what it couldn’t do. But when its season was on the line, time and time again the Tar Heels proved that they weren’t what people thought. And with a 14-13 overtime win against Maryland on Monday in Philadelphia, the Tar Heels showed they were the only thing that mattered in the end — national champions. (Daily Tar Heel)
After national championship, women's lacrosse team takes time to celebrateIt’s not the trophy or the records or the accolades. The rewards of playing on this special 2016 Tar Heel team would have carried with the players for the rest of their lives, win or lose on Sunday. But the reward of winning the championship is the opportunity to go out and transform a plaza at an MLS stadium in Pennsylvania into the best championship party in the world. (Daily Tar Heel)
The Year of CarolinaNorth Carolina let out 25 years of pent-up celebration on the grass of Lincoln Financial Field on Monday. After Joe Breschi’s “dab” following the championship photo, the team rallied around its coach and jumped up and down with the elusive NCAA championship trophy. (Inside Lacrosse)
Cloutier Sets NCAA Tourney Goals Record, Notches OT WinnerAmid the on-field revelry Monday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, Luke Goldstock approached Chris Cloutier with a particularly meaningful souvenir. Goldstock clipped the exact piece of the net Cloutier's game-winning shot hit to seal North Carolina's first national title since 1991 and swapped it for the snippet of nylon the Canadian claimed. (Lacrosse Magazine)
Healthy Competition Motivated UNC’s Lacrosse Teams to National TitlesSuccess breeds success. Within the UNC athletic program, it’s a motto that promotes good-spirited competition between the different Tar Heel teams. Nowhere was it more evident than in Philadelphia this past weekend, when the school’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams each defeated Maryland on back-to-back days to win national championships. (Chapelboro.com)
Six Tar Heels Named to Men's Lacrosse All-America TeamSix members of the 2016 University of North Carolina men's lacrosse team were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division I All-America teams last Saturday morning, just two days before the Tar Heels shocked the world by becoming the first unseeded team to ever win the NCAA championship in the sport. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels savor NCAA title sweep in men's, women's lacrosseOne holiday weekend, two NCAA titles. UNC is the first school in 22 years and only the second to sweep the men's and women's lacrosse titles in the same season. Both came in the Philadelphia area against top-seeded Maryland teams, marking a breakthrough win for the men after recent stumbles and a second title in four seasons for the women. (Associated Press)
Video: UNC Men's Lacrosse National Championship All-AccessHop on the bus, dab with coach Breschi, and go behind the scenes with the National Champion North Carolina men's lacrosse team!