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UNC Men's Lacrosse Doubles Up Michigan In Season Opener

The 2016 version of the UNC men’s lacrosse team opened its season in impressive style Saturday, blasting Michigan 20-10 at Fetzer Field. UNC’s restyled starting attack got five points each from senior Steve Pontrello, junior Luke Goldstock and sophomore Chris Cloutier as the Tar Heels broke the game open by scoring the first seven goals of the second half. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Opens 2016 With 11-7 Win At JMU

Second-ranked North Carolina (1-0) got four goals and an assist from Molly Hendrick and opened its 2016 season with an 11-7 win at James Madison on Saturday. Aly Messinger posted two goals and two assists and Sammy Jo Tracy had two goals and an assist for the Tar Heels, who improved to 17-4 in season openers and 5-2 against James Madison. (GoHeels.com)

UNC men's lacrosse looks to erase doubt in season opener against Michigan

UNC's men’s lacrosse team might be young, but it is more focused than ever. Despite losing 11 seniors from the 2015 roster — including Joey Sankey and Jimmy Bitter, who are UNC's No. 1 and No. 3 all-time leading scorers — expectations remain high for the Tar Heels this year. Entering Saturday's opener against Michigan at Fetzer Field. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Second In ACC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll

The UNC women's lacrosse team finished second in the ACC predicted order of finish, voted on this week by the conference's head coaches. Four Tar Heel players earned Preseason All-ACC honors, most of any team. Defending conference champion Syracuse, which beat the Tar Heels in overtime in the ACC Tournament final last spring, finished first. (GoHeels.com)

Luke Goldstock embraces UNC Lacrosse's leadership vision

As a sophomore in 2015, Luke Goldstock blended into the third-best scoring offense in men’s lacrosse, even as he set a UNC single-season record with 50 goals. Those 50 goals combined with 17 assists put Goldstock in third in total points for the Tar Heels. No. 1 and No. 2, Jimmy Bitter and Joey Sankey, led the team in points with 78 and 72, respectively. (Daily Tar Heel)

Vs. Cancer Raises Close To One Million Dollars In 2015

Vs. Cancer, a nonprofit started by former UNC baseball player Chase Jones, has raised nearly $1 million in the past year. “When I was diagnosed I promised to fight this disease as long as I could,” Jones said. “Point blank, we will continue to fight this disease. This year we are one million dollars closer to the bold and radical idea that we will truly end child cancer.” (Chapelboro.com)

Women's Lacrosse Preseason All-America Honors For Nine Tar Heels

Nine University of North Carolina women's lacrosse players have earned Preseason All-America honors from Inside Lacrosse. UNC led all teams with nine players on the magazine's three preseason All-America teams and honorable mention list. Inside Lacrosse ranks the Tar Heels No. 2 in its 2016 preseason poll behind defending national champion Maryland. (GoHeels.com)

Bubba Cunningham Details New Athletic Facility Plans

UNC football got some big news on Wednesday, as Bubba Cunningham presented a proposal to the Board of Trustees finance and facilities committee to develop plans for an indoor practice facility on campus. The Board of Governors gave the plan funding authority two weeks ago; the entire cost, which is unknown at this point, will be provided by private fundraising from The Rams Club. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Student-Athletes Visit UNC Burn Center

Each fall, UNC student-athletes gather for a special trip that always proves to be a highlight of the Carolina Outreach calendar. The annual UNC Burn Center Visit on Nov. 6 brought together student-athletes from the football, track and field, cross country, and women’s lacrosse teams to visit patients and hear from physicians at one of the state’s outstanding health care facilities. (GoHeels.com)

On the Fly with Joey Sankey

Joey Sankey was selected by the Charlotte Hounds as the 9th overall pick in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft. Prior to this, Sankey spent four years playing at UNC, earning multiple All-American selections. He finished his Tar Heel career as the program’s all-time leading scorer. As an MLL rookie, his achievements put him on the 2015 MLL All-Star roster. (Major League Lacrosse)

UNC Lacrosse, Baseball Partipate In Vs. Cancer Event Saturday

This weekend will mark the third year that the UNC men’s lacrosse and baseball teams are helping with the fight against childhood cancer, joining forces with the Vs. Cancer Foundation. All proceeds will benefit UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The teams will celebrate their efforts on Saturday, November 7 when the players will all shave their heads at 10 a.m. at Tar Heel Town. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Celebrate "Heeloween" At Children's Hospital

UNC student-athletes kicked off the holiday weekend on Friday afternoon with the annual Carolina Outreach “Heeloween” visit to UNC Children’s Hospital. Thirty Tar Heels, representing the softball, men’s lacrosse, gymnastics, women’s soccer and track and field teams, took part in the fun. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Freshman Class Rated Best In The Nation

The 2016 UNC women's lacrosse freshman class continues to pile up the accolades on the eve of the start of its fall exhibition season. Inside Lacrosse magazine this week ranked Carolina's freshmen as the best group of newcomers in the nation. ILWomen.com writes: "North Carolina’s class files in with the ability to impact at every position. Six Under Armour All-Americans..." (GoHeels.com)

My Carolina Experience: Mark McNeill

Mark McNeill had two overarching goals when he came to UNC: Graduate and win a national championship in lacrosse. He felt that it was important to take advantage of all his opportunities, so when he was offered the chance to walk on to the football team, he took it. Though playing two sports and completing a double major was overwhelming at times, McNeill was focused on the bigger picture. (GoHeels.com)

My Carolina Experience: Breada Farrell

Lacrosse became the center of Breada Farrell’s world when she began playing for a travel league in the fifth grade. From that moment on everything she did was grounded in her love of the sport. “I spent each summer competing with teams across the nation and loved it." Once on campus, Farrell’s goals were consistent each year. She wanted to perform on and off the field like a champion. (GoHeels.com)

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