UNC Field Hockey

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Field Hockey.

For Today, Play Because You Can.

"I spent 17 years chasing the game I loved. I played every weekend, holiday and summer until I was 22 years old. I collected memories, trophies and battle scars. And then, in one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made, I walked away. I felt sure that it was best for me, and most days, I believe I was right." --Teryn (Brill) Galloway, UNC 2012. (Team USA)

UNC field hockey beats Duke in exhibition game in penalty shots

The North Carolina field hockey team won its exhibition game against Duke in penalty shots on Saturday afternoon in Durham. The game was tied at 4-4 through two overtime periods before the Tar Heels outshot the Blue Devils 3-2 in the penalty period. UNC senior midfielder Catherine Hayden scored the first goal of the game against the Blue Devils. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Field Hockey Voted ACC Pre-Season Favorite

North Carolina has been selected to repeat as the Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey champion and two Tar Heels – senior Yentl Leemans and sophomore Erin Matson – have earned Preseason All-ACC honors in a vote of the league's head coaches. The Tar Heels open the 2019 season Aug. 30 at Michigan as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. (

Who dominates the ACC outside football and basketball?

North Carolina runs not just the ACC but also the women's college soccer world. The Tar Heels own by far the most national titles in the sport, with 21. Carolina also has dominated field hockey. The Tar Heels have seven national titles and 21 ACC championships and won the title last season. UNC has 11 individual swimming & diving national champions. (

How will UNC field hockey follow up a perfect 2018 season?

On Aug. 30, the 2019 UNC field hockey team will take the field and begin its season. When they do, fans will be wondering if this year will mirror the undefeated season the team had in 2018. In a year where their resume was impeccable, the Tar Heels won 23 games, winning a second straight ACC Conference Championship and the NCAA Championship. (Daily Tar Heel)

Recapping UNC field hockey's flawless championship season in 2018

An undefeated year that ends with a national championship is the season that every team dreams of having. For the North Carolina field hockey team, that dream became a reality in 2018. The Tar Heels went 23-0 overall and 6-0 in conference play last season, defeating Maryland 2-0 in the NCAA title game to capture their seventh national championship. (Daily Tar Heel)

Five From UNC Field Hockey Open Quest To Defend Pan Am Gold

Five Tar Heels will open play at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Monday, hoping to lead the U.S. Women's Field Hockey National Team to a third consecutive gold medal and an Olympic berth. Erin Matson, a rising sophomore at UNC, joins North Carolina graduates , Lauren Moyer, Caitlin Van Sickle, and Julia Young on the 16-player squad. (

Ashley Hoffman Voted ACC Women's Athlete of the Year

Field Hockey National Player of the Year of North Carolina is the top ACC female athlete for the 2018-19 academic year. Hoffman is the ninth UNC winner of the Mary Garber Award as the league’s top female athlete and the first from UNC since in 2013. She captained the 23-0 Tar Heels to the 2018 NCAA Field Hockey Title. (The ACC)

Tar Heels Claim 21st Top-10 Directors' Cup Finish

A national championship in field hockey, an NCAA runner-up finish in women's soccer and a trio of third-place ties led the University of North Carolina to 10th place in the final 2018-19 Directors' Cup standings. It's the 21st time in 26 years of the Directors' Cup the Tar Heels have finished in the top 10. UNC amassed 987 points, 0.17 points ahead of LSU. (

Luke Maye, Ashley Hoffman Win Patterson Medals

Field hockey national champion and national player of the year and national champion and two-time Academic All-America are the 2019 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor at UNC. The Patterson Medal is based on career athletic accomplishments, sportsmanship, and leadership. (
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