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Tar Heels Named Story Of The Year By Inside Lacrosse MagazineInside Lacrosse magazine and its website, ILWomen.com, have named North Carolina's NCAA championship in 2013 as its top story of the year. The publications made the announcement this week online. The website recently ran a long story on the history of the Tar Heel program and how years of effort culminated in the national title last spring. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Make The Season BrighterFor more than a decade, Tar Heels have made a tradition of helping create happier holidays for local families. The Share Your Holidays program, an annual event for Carolina student-athletes, pairs UNC teams with local families in need. Each team "adopts" one or more local families, shopping for gifts from wish lists provided by the families, then wrapping and delivering the gifts. (GoHeels.com)
UNC lacrosse players shave heads, raise $24,000 for cancerThe North Carolina men’s lacrosse team is in the middle of its offseason, but that hasn’t kept the Tar Heels from taking on one of their biggest opponents to date — cancer. In honor of women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, lacrosse coach Joe Breschi and his players have raised more than $24,000 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation. (Daily Tar Heel)
Sonke Family Seeking Donations for Cancer ReliefThe best part about lacrosse is all of the tremendous people that we get to become close with through the game. One of those great men is Jeff Sonke, a former MLL All-Star and a UNC graduate. Currently, Jeff resides in Atlanta with his wife, Casey, and their daughter, Sienna. They are going through a challenging time right now, as Casey has developed a rare form of cancer. The Sonkes are asking for our support. (Inside Lacrosse)
Remembering 9/11: Ryan KohartThe memory Ryan Kohart's family will carry with them of his final days is not how he died, but how he celebrated what he had planned as his future. The Saturday before the attack on the World Trade Center, where Kohart worked on the 104th floor of Tower One, they all gathered to celebrate his engagement to Melissa White. Ryan had been captain of the lacrosse team at the University of North Carolina. (Newsday)
Capital One Cup to be presented to UNC womenUNC will be presented the Capital One Cup, symbolic of the nation’s best overall women’s sports program in 2012-13, at Saturday’s home football against Middle Tennessee. The Tar Heels, on the strength of national championships in both soccer and lacrosse and top-10 finishes in field hockey and tennis, totaled 140 points to beat out perennial champion Stanford, Oregon, Texas and Penn State for the honor. (Wilmington Star News)
UNC women to be honored SaturdayWhat’s in your wallet? If you’re the North Carolina women’s athletic program, the answer is a $200,000 check and a shiny new trophy. The Tar Heels were declared the winner of the 2013 Capital One Cup in June and will receive their award during halftime of UNC’s home football game against Middle Tennessee State Saturday. (Daily Tar Heel)
Best Games of 2012-13: No. 1 - University of National ChampionsLet's get one thing out of the way up front. Is picking national championship wins for women's soccer, women's tennis and women's lacrosse taking the easy way out? Yes, it is. First-time titles for lacrosse and tennis and No. 22 for soccer were all won in very different ways, ways that perhaps make it possible to deem one somehow better than another. (GoHeels.com)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerAdam Lucas caught up with junior Luke Davis to discuss his rigorous training regimen. Freshman forward Kennedy Meeks is shedding pounds and getting ready for the 2013-14 season. Former Tar Heel star pitcher Rob Wooten got the call up to the major leagues this week. The media picked Carolina third in the coastal division in the preseason All-ACC football poll. (GoHeels.com)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerThe finishing touches are still being added to the 2012-13 season, and the 2013 football season is nearly underway. Be sure you didn't miss any of the action last week with the GoHeels Weekly Primer. (GoHeels.com)
Best UNC Games of 2012-13: No. 15-No. 11The GoHeels.com countdown of the of the top 25 games of the 2012-13 school year continues today with five more entries, taking the list from No. 15 to No. 11. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Crystal Dunn, Kara Cannizzaro at the ESPYsUNC's Crystal Dunn and Kara Cannizzaro were invited to the ESPYs as finalists for the Best Female College Athlete award. In this clip, Dunn and Cannizzaro represent UNC in honor of winning the Capital One Cup.
UNC Well Represented At 2013 ESPY’sIn the annual ESPY’s Awards show on ESPN Wednesday night, UNC was the only school in the country with two nominees (two of the four as a matter of fact) for an ESPY as Best Female College Athlete of the year. Kara Cannizzaro of the Tar Heel lacrosse team and Crystal Dunn, of women’s soccer, each led their teams to the national championships in their respective sports. (Chapelboro.com)
Best Games Of 2012-13: No. 20-No. 16The GoHeels.com countdown of the of the top 25 games of the 2012-13 school year continues today with five more entries, taking the list from No. 20 to No. 16. (GoHeels.com)
And the winners of the 2012-13 ACCSPYs are...There won’t be any celebrity sightings or a classy red carpet to greet them upon their arrival to the show, as there will be tomorrow at the ESPY Awards ceremony in New York. The ACCSPYs are, after all, fictitious. But the votes are all in and the ballots have been counted. So without further ado, here are the winners of the ACC version of the real-life ESPYs. The envelopes, please. (Wilmington Star News)