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Paige Neuenfeldt Named To Senior CLASS Candidate ListThirty NCAA women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected Wednesday as candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball, and UNC senior Paige Neuenfeldt was among those recognized as having notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. (GoHeels.com)
UNC, Italy Stage Epic Volleyball ExhibitionUNC hosted the Italy Junior National Team in a volleyball exhibition Monday at Carmichael Arena. The Italians outlasted Carolina in five sets. Leigh Andrew led the UNC attack with 16 kills, while Taylor Fricano added 13. After dropping the opening two sets, Carolina rallied for a dominant 25-13 win in set three. That set the stage for two epic sets to close the match. (GoHeels.com)
No. 7 Carolina Volleyball Dominates Chicago State In SweepNo. 7 North Carolina picked up its first win of 2015 with a 3-0 sweep of Chicago State Saturday night at the Galen Center in its final match of the Women of Troy Baden Invitational. Carolina hit close to .400 for the match and held the Cougars to a negative hitting percentage, with senior Paige Neuenfeldt leading the way with 11 kills and three blocks. (GoHeels.com)
No. 11 BYU Edges No. 7 Carolina in VolleyballNo. 7 North Carolina fell to 2014 NCAA runner-up and 11th-ranked BYU 3-1 Saturday at the Galen Center as part of the Women of Troy Baden Invitational. The Tar Heels looked poised to force a fifth set when they took a 22-16 lead in the fourth, but the Cougars scored six straight points and spoiled two set points before serving out the match. (GoHeels.com)
No. 7 Tar Heel Volleyball Falls In Season OpenerLeigh Andrew and Hayley McCorkle had 10 kills apiece but No. 7 North Carolina dropped its season opener 3-1 to No. 22 USC Friday at the Galen Center. Samantha Bricio had match highs of 24 kills and 18 digs to lead USC, who avenged a four-set loss to the Tar Heels in last year's NCAA tournament. Jordyn Schnabl had a double-double with 22 assists and 11 digs for UNC (GoHeels.com)
UNC volleyball embraces challenge of repeating historic seasonFor the North Carolina volleyball team, there is no elephant in the room.“We don’t really dwell on it,” said senior Victoria McPherson. “We’re all aware of our ranking.” Fresh off a school-record 29-3 campaign, the Tar Heels open the 2015 season as the preseason favorites to repeat as ACC Champions and boast a No. 7 ranking — tied for their highest in school history. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: Meet The HeelsHundreds of UNC fans attended the annual "Meet The Heels" event featuring an autograph session with Coach Fedora and players from football, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball teams.
Joel James, Paige Neuenfeldt Take Part In NCAA, ACC Leadership MeetingsTwo Tar Heel student-athletes recently participated in leadership meetings at the conference and national levels. Paige Neuenfeldt, a rising senior on the UNC volleyball team, took part in the ACC Student-Athlete Advisory Council meeting July 10-11 in Charlotte. Joel James, a rising senior on the UNC basketball team, took part in the NCAA Division I SAAC Meeting July 15-17 in Indianapolis, Ind. (GoHeels.com)
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 15-No. 1113: No. 1 Carolina 2, No. 2 Connecticut 1 - Field Hockey, Sept. 28, 2014: Charlotte Craddock's game-winner in the 59th minute gave Carolina its second 1v2 win of the season as the top-ranked Tar Heels beat No. 2 UConn 2-1 in Newton, Massachusetts. The game was tied at 1 at halftime, but Craddock's unassisted goal past Nina Klein gave UNC the win over the reigning national champions. (GoHeels.com)
ACC 2014-15 Year in ReviewA school-by-school breakdown in the Directors’ Cup all-sports standings. North Carolina (5th): National runners-up in women’s lacrosse and third-place in field hockey, the Tar Heels have never finished below 17th in the Directors’ Cup. But for all their competitive success, the omnipresent story is the academic fraud scandal. UNC won ACC titles in women’s cross country and volleyball. (Daily Press)
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' CupAfter finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heel Travelers: Paige NeuenfeldtThe Tar Heel Travelers series is back! Throughout the summer, Carolina student-athletes will give GoHeels.com readers a glimpse at their travels and/or internships. First up is Paige Neuenfeldt, a rising senior on the UNC volleyball team. Neuenfeldt, a business administration major, is just back from South Africa, where she traveled as part of a Kenan-Flagler Business School program. (GoHeels.com)
Women's volleyball spikes UNC footballOn Wednesday afternoon, under a Carolina blue sky the North Carolina football team took to the sand for some fun, casual, easy-going, team-building volleyball action. Their competition: The UNC women's volleyball team. By all accounts the football team was defeated by the women's team, who were probably a little more experienced in their bumps, sets, and spikes. (Carolina Blue)
UNC Football's Summer ChallengeMembers of the North Carolina football program faced UNC's nationally-ranked women's volleyball team in Chapel Hill's version of beach volleyball Wednesday. The results were predictable. Although no official scores were reported, multiple unofficial results from the Hinton James sand courts give the volleyball team a relatively easy victory. (GoHeels.com)