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Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In Review

Carolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup. (GoHeels.com)

Sydney Holman Enjoying Journalism Internship At Olympics

Five months ago I received the call saying that I was one of 29 students selected to travel to Rio de Janeiro to report on the 2016 Olympic Games. What I have experienced over the past 25 days is something that I will never forget, and I am incredibly thankful. Patience, independence, and relentlessness are a few things I have learned about myself. (GoHeels.com)

Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC Venues

The UNC department of athletics and its concessions partner, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, is introducing reduced concessions prices and new outside food and beverage options for all Olympic sports venues for the 2016-17 school year. Fans can enjoy lower-priced food and beverage options at Olympic sports events. (GoHeels.com)

Aly Messinger Named Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach At Navy

Navy women’s lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal announced on Tuesday she has added Aly Messinger (UNC ’16) to her coaching staff as an assistant coach. Messinger will focus on Navy’s offensive attack and will have an active role in recruiting. She fills a void on the Navy staff left when Josh Dionne left Annapolis in July to join the UNC staff as an assistant to Jenny Levy. (GoHeels.com)

Eight Tar Heels Lead 2017 Women's Lacrosse National Team

Eight current and former UNC players led the way as US Lacrosse named the 2017 United States Women’s National Team on Sunday night following a three-day tryout at the organization’s national team training center. No school had as many players on the team as Carolina, with Maryland ranking second with six and Syracuse third with five. (GoHeels.com)

Jenny Levy: Developing the Right Talent

UNC Women's Lacrosse Coach Jenny Levy: Regardless of the team, coaches all have similar challenges. Beyond the field and X’s and O’s, coaching is really about your ability as a coach to inspire, motivate and manage people. As a new academic year is about to start, here are 10 things to keep in mind on the road to uncovering your team’s “Right Talent.” (Behind the Whistle)

From Fetzer To Finley: The Dual Trophies Moment

As things began to calm down in the aftermath of North Carolina men's lacrosse national championship victory, UNC captain Mark Rizzo carried the trophy into the stands where Molly Hendrick of the UNC women’s team waited with their trophy. Athletic department photographer Jeff Camarati seized the image for posterity and it accompanies this article. (GoHeels.com)

From Fetzer To Finley: Memorial Day Magic

This weekend marks the two-month anniversary of UNC’s remarkable Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia when the women’s and men’s lacrosse teams captured NCAA championships on successive days. The 72-hour period from the start of the women’s semifinal game on Friday until Chris Cloutier found the back of the net in overtime on Monday can be described as the stuff dreams are made of. (GoHeels.com)

Five UNC Student-Athletes Will Gain Journalism Experience At Olympics

Five UNC student-athletes are headed to the Summer Olympics in Brazil Thursday as part of a team that’s pursuing career success instead of athletic acclaim. They’re among 29 students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism that participating in a one-month internship with Olympic News Services during the 2016 Games. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC men's lacrosse coach Joe Breschi enjoying summer after winning NCAA title

In perhaps the biggest understatement in a long time, coach Joe Breschi is enjoying his summer after UNC outlasted Maryland, 14-13, in overtime for the NCAA championship on May 30. “It’s been great, it’s been a lot of fun,” said Breschi, a Baltimore native who guided the Tar Heels to their fifth national title but their first since 1991. (Baltimore Sun)

UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 1

For the second time in four years, UNC claimed three national titles in the same academic year. Powered by NCAA crowns in women's and men's lacrosse, the Tar Heels finished as the top-performing ACC school in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 17th time in 23 years. Add the first team national title for UNC men's tennis, and you've got three deserving programs. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Lacrosse: Great Day to be a Tar Heel

The ghosts of North Carolina teams of the past quarter century — the talk of not winning the big game and why — were nowhere to be found at 4:35 p.m. on Memorial Day Monday in the visiting locker room at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Joe Breschi's last dab brushed those bad vibes out for another generation. (Lacrosse Magazine)

Three Tar Heels Earn Gold Medals With U19 National Lacrosse Team

Ryan Conrad capped an incredible comeback by the United States, handling Simon Mathias’ pass from behind the cage in traffic in front of the goal, and burying a shot with eight seconds to play to lift Team USA to a 13-12 victory over Canada on Saturday, July 16 in the championship game of the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 4

No. 4: No. 16 Carolina 17, No. 1 Notre Dame 15 - Men's Lacrosse, April 23, 2016 - It's natural for a bit of hyperbole to sneak into stories following a championship season. So here goes. What took place in the fourth quarter of UNC's 17-15 win over No. 1 Notre Dame at Kenan Stadium on April 23 was the most important 10 minutes in the history of the UNC men's lacrosse program. (GoHeels.com)

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