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UNC Volleyball Opens ACC Play with Victory in BlacksburgThe North Carolina volleyball team captured its 18th straight ACC victory on Friday night, taking down Virginia Tech, 3-1 (25-15, 26-28, 25-15, 25-7) in the 2015 conference opener. The win lifts UNC to 4-6 (1-0 ACC), while VT drops to 10-4 (0-1 ACC). “Without question, this is a great start to the ACC season,” said head coach Joe Sagula. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Player Taylor Fricano Finding Home In Chapel Hill“Playing is so important to me, it’s what I want to do. I don’t want to sit the bench another year.” It took two years and two schools, but redshirt sophomore Taylor Fricano has finally found the right place for her: Carolina. Fricano, the 6’4” opposite hitter from Palatine, Illinois originally committed to playing for Wisconsin coach Kelly Sheffield, when he was at Dayton, and followed him when he made the move to Wisconsin. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Volleyball Hands No. 20 Michigan First Loss of 2015The UNC volleyball team found their rhythm on Saturday, cruising to a three-set victory over No. 20 Michigan to finish nonconference play on a high note. The win was the second for the Tar Heels (3-6) over a ranked opponent this season and ended Michigan’s (10-1) program best season-opening winning streak at 10. “What a difference a day makes,” said head coach Joe Sagula. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Falls To Michigan StateNorth Carolina volleyball continued its season-opening homestand on Friday with a visit by Michigan State to begin the ACC/Big Ten Classic. The Spartans, who were ranked in the first two AVCA polls of the season, used aggressive serving to improve to 7-3 on the year, topping UNC, 3-1. The loss is just the third at home for the Tar Heels over the past four seasons, as UNC sinks to 2-6. (GoHeels.com)
UNCW Stuns North Carolina in VolleyballAfter a high-powered opening set, North Carolina struggled with focus on Friday night, as UNCW battled back to top the Tar Heels in five sets (25-17, 20-25, 25-20, 20-25, 13-15). The win lifts the Seahawks to 6-1, while UNC slips to 2-5. “UNC-Wilmington should be congratulated for their energy, their spirit, and their relentless fight,” said head coach Joe Sagula. “I was impressed with them" (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Sweeps Third-Ranked StanfordNorth Carolina volleyball put on a show in Carmichael Arena on Thursday night, upsetting No. 3 Stanford in straight sets for the Tar Heels’ 24th-straight victory on their home court. The 3-0 victory (25-17, 27-25, 25-22) marked the second straight season that UNC topped a No. 3 team at home and its first-ever sweep of a top-three opponent. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Volleyball Highlights vs. StanfordThe Tar Heels returned to Carmichael Arena in style, sweeping #3 Stanford in front of a crazed Carolina crowd on September 10th, 2015.
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)