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Ela Hazar Is Finding Her VoiceEntering the ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament, which the Tar Heels begin against Syracuse at 5 p.m. Thursday in Durham, Ela Hazar leads the ACC and ranks 14th nationally in assists (36). She needs just five more to break her own UNC single-season record. Most importantly, UNC enters postseason play with its offense looking the sharpest it has all season. (GoHeels.com)
Six UNC Women's Lacrosse Players Earn All-ACC HonorsNorth Carolina placed six players on the 2018 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Teams, as voted upon by the league's head coaches and announced on Wednesday. Carolina and Boston College each had six players on the teams. The Tar Heels own a 12-3 overall record (6-1 ACC) and carry the No. 2 seed into this week's ACC Tournament. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Athletics Facilities Construction UpdateNorth Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton and Mike Bunting, Assistant Athletic Director for Facility Planning and Management, put on their hard hats to give an on-site update on the progress of the University's extensive athletic facilities makeover taking place in Chapel Hill over the past year.
Jamie Ortega Wins ACC Weekly Women's Lacrosse HonorNorth Carolina freshman attacker Jamie Ortega shares this week's ACC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week honors. Ortega posted career highs of seven goals and eight points in the Tar Heels' 20-10 win over Duke on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Her seven goals came on just nine shots, and she connected on both of her free position opportunities. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated the many talents of Tar Heel student-athletes Monday evening at the sixth-annual Rammy Awards. The show opened with a highlight video and ended with the North Carolina alma mater. The hour in between included laughter, cheers, tears, bloopers and, of course, an appearance by everyone's favorite Carolina canine, Remington. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Goalie Alex Bassil Named ACC Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the WeekHe may have started the year as UNC’s fourth string goalie, but junior Alex Bassil, who started the Tar Heels’ last five games after injuries and other issues, was named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week on Monday following a career-best performance on Saturday. Bassil made 14 saves in the Tar Heels’ 10-9 win over No. 14 Notre Dame. (Chapelboro.com)
Jamie Ortega Stars for UNC Women's Lacrosse, Olympic Sports NotesWith a career-high seven goals and an assist, Jamie Ortega notched a career-high eight points in North Carolina's 20-10 win against Duke over the weekend. The seven goals were one shy of the UNC single-game record of eight set by Kellie Thompson against UMBC in 2002. Saturday's offensive outburst likely bolstered Ortega's ACC Freshman of the Year candidacy. (GoHeels.com)
Chansky’s Notebook: Heels Springing ForthAnother awesome spring weekend for Tar Heel teams. We’ve seen this before, but it never gets tiresome watching and reading about how North Carolina’s spring sports juggernauts roar down the stretch of their respective ACC seasons. The Diamond Heels swept Georgia Tech for the first time since 1996 – can that be possible? – on a beautiful weekend at The Bosh. (Chapelboro.com)
Chris Cloutier: "It's a family here"30 minutes after his final lacrosse game at UNC, Chris Cloutier tried to put his career into words. "It's a family here, and it's been that way through my entire four years. You can pick anyone in that locker room, and they'll take a bullet for anyone on this team. It's been an honor having this second family. I had a great career. And it's because of my teammates." (GoHeels.com)
No. 5 UNC Women's Lacrosse Doubles Up Duke, 20-10Fifth-ranked North Carolina got a career-high seven goals from Jamie Ortega, closed the first half on a 10-0 run and defeated No. 22 Duke 20-10 Saturday at Kenan Stadium (Video). The game marked the final regular season home appearance for Tar Heel seniors Maggie Bill, Bridget Curran, Elizabeth Haus, Ela Hazar, Naomi Lerner and Marie McCool. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Lacrosse Upsets No. 14 Notre Dame 10-9 On Senior DayAlex Bassil, North Carolina's fourth string goalkeeper to start the season, made a career high 14 saves and stopped a shot by Notre Dame's Bryan Costabile with 10 seconds left as UNC recorded an emotional 10-9 win over 14th-ranked Notre Dame in men's lacrosse on Senior Day at Kenan Stadium Saturday (Highlights). It was the final home game for 13 Tar Heel seniors. (GoHeels.com)
Family, Academics, Lacrosse"As soon as they commit to Carolina, they keep their scholarship regardless of injury," coach Joe Breschi said. "They've committed to us, I've committed to them. And I'm never going to go back on that. I appreciate that commitment and that part of being a family. That's what makes Carolina lacrosse special is we all stick together through thick and thin." (GoHeels.com)
Marie McCool ready for her final run with the UNC women's lacrosse teamMarie Marie McCool doesn’t have much time left at North Carolina. With only a few games left in her waning senior season, she has proven to be one of the most complete women's lacrosse players in the country. “Nothing fancy, nothing that necessarily wows you, but at the end of the game, you're like, ‘Holy s***, she is incredible,'” teammate Naomi Lerner said. (Daily Tar Heel)
Pair Of Tar Heels Selected In 2018 Major League Lacrosse DraftIn a historic night for Major League Lacrosse that included the introduction of a new team owner, a pair of seniors on the 2018 University of North Carolina men's lacrosse team were taken in the annual Collegiate Draft. Attackman Chris Cloutier was taken in the fourth round by the Denver Outlaws. Midfielder William McBride was taken by the Atlanta Blaze. (GoHeels.com)
Kenny Selmon Doesn't Disappoint, UNC Olympic Sports NotesKenny Selmon waited for the right opportunity to compete in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time this spring. Finally, on Saturday at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, that time arrived. And in his season debut in the event, Selmon didn't disappoint. Competing in the 400-meter hurdles, Selmon ran a 49.00, the fastest time in the nation so far this outdoor season. (GoHeels.com)