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UNC Field Hockey Wins First Game in New Home

The North Carolina field hockey team inaugurated its new home on Saturday with a 5-1 win over No. 5 Michigan in ACC-Big Ten Challenge action. With weather to match the sparkling facility and a crowd of more than 900 that included many former players, the second-ranked Tar Heels got goals from four different players in the win. (

UNC field hockey has a new stadium to call home on South Campus

After a summer filled with training and two-a-day practices, the North Carolina field hockey team prepares to not only start its 2018 season, but begin an era in its new stadium. At the team’s annual Welcome Back Dinner on Aug. 8, the players toured their new facility for the first time. “I just think that it’s amazing,” senior defender Morgan Goetz said. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Picked As ACC Field Hockey Favorite

North Carolina is the preseason favorite to claim the 2018 ACC Field Hockey Championship, according to a vote of the league's seven head coaches. The Tar Heels, who have reached the semifinals of the NCAA Championship each of the past nine years, received six first-place votes. North Carolina led all schools with four players on the preseason All-ACC team. (

UNC Athletics: Community Outreach Year In Review

Carolina Athletics is committed to giving back to the campus and surrounding community. Outreach is a part of UNC's culture, and student-athletes act on a desire to serve and embrace their responsibility as role models. Each team has an outreach representative who organizes service opportunities, and the number of hours devoted to service continues to climb. (

UNC Field Hockey Set For First Season In New Home

North Carolina will play nine regular-season home games and host both the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and the ACC Championship as the Tar Heels inaugurate a new facility in 2018. The Tar Heels spent last year without a true home stadium, hosting matches at Duke's facility in Durham. Carolina's new facility is scheduled to be completed in August. (

Fetzer Field, football renovation project will not be completed by original timeline

The North Carolina men’s and women’s soccer teams will not be playing at the new Fetzer Field when their seasons start in September. The Fetzer Field project, which began in May 2017, is one of three projects that was expected to be done this August, along with an indoor football practice facility and a new field hockey stadium at Ehringhaus Field. (Daily Tar Heel)

End in Sight for UNC's Athletic Construction Project

On Tuesday, Inside Carolina spoke with North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham to receive an update on the facility construction, completion dates, and general relevant information. UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham told Inside Carolina this week that new indoor football practice facility will be completed "sometime in early September." (Inside Carolina)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (

Six Tar Heels Named To U.S. Field Hockey World Cup Team

Six Tar Heels have been named to the U.S. squad for the upcoming Hockey Women's World Cup, set for July 21-Aug. 5 in London. The current and former North Carolina players make up a third of the 18-member team. Selected for the U.S. team were two members of the 2018 UNC team, rising senior Ashley Hoffman and incoming freshman Erin Matson. (

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (

Tar Heels Represent U.S. Field Hockey In Argentina

Tar Heels represented the U.S. on both the National Team and the Under-21 National Team during a pair of test series in Tucuman, Argentina last week. The USA fell to the host team in each of the combined eight match-ups but gained valuable experience in preparation for upcoming events. UNC players made up nearly a third of the 22-player National Team roster. (

UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic Sports

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (

Greatest UNC Athletes Of All-Time: No. 41 Cindy Werley

Perhaps the greatest field hockey player ever at UNC, was a three-time All-America, a two-time ACC Player of the Year and a two-time National Player of the Year. Werley was the MVP of three ACC Tournaments, was named All-NCAA Tournament three times and twice led the Tar Heels to the national championship in 1996 and 1997. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels' Pen Pal Program Something To Write Home About

There are many ways UNC student-athletes give back to the community. But for Eric Alverson and his three daughters, the Carolina Athletics Pen Pal program will always stand out. The 2017-18 school year marked the fifth consecutive year that UNC student-athletes exchanged letters every few weeks with students at New Hope Elementary School in Chapel Hill. (
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