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Erin Matson: "Oh, you're that field hockey player, right?"

If you Google my name, the first automated search that comes up is " Field Hockey Player. But if you take one thing away from this post, let it be this: my sport is not all there is about me - it's just given me the opportunities, experiences, and lessons I've needed to become a confident, ambitious, driven, loving, adventurous, young woman. (Erin Matson Blog)

Erin Matson Named ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

North Carolina senior forward and Louisville senior midfielder Alli Bitting have been named the ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athletes of the Year and lead the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, announced Monday. Matson, a four-time NFHCA first-team All-American from Chadds Ford, Pa., is the all-time ACC leader in career goals scored with 109. (The ACC)

Carolina Leadership Academy Honors Tar Heel Standouts

The Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy identifies and recognizes top leaders each year with the Leader of Distinction Award. Eighteen Tar Heel student-athletes were selected for the honor for 2020-21, but with COVID limiting gatherings in the spring of 2021, Leadership Academy Executive Director Shelley Johnson had to get creative. (

Caitlin Van Sickle Returns To UNC To Join Field Hockey Coaching Staff

A Tar Heel great is returning to Chapel Hill, UNC field hockey coach announced Tuesday. , a 3-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year, is joining UNC's staff as an assistant coach. Van Sickle, a starting defender on UNC's 2009 NCAA Championship team, brings to Chapel Hill college coaching and international playing experience. (

UNC To Host National Girls And Women In Sports Day Celebration On Feb 6

Young Tar Heel fans pre-K through eighth grade are invited to join the UNC women's sports teams for the 2022 UNC National Girls & Women in Sports Day, an annual event to highlight women's athletics at UNC. The NGWSD celebration is set for Feb. 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Practice Complex on UNC's campus. There is no charge to participate. (

Four Tar Heels Named To U.S. Pan-Am Cup Field Hockey Roster

Four Tar Heels have been named to the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2022 Pan American Cup in Santiago, Chile in January. , , Ashley Sessa, and Cassie Sumfest were selected for the 20-player roster. Matson and Moyer competed at the 2017 Pan Am Games. Sumfest and Sessa earned their first international caps in November. (

Two-Time Winner Erin Matson Again A Finalist For Honda Sport Award

After winning the Honda Sport Award for field hockey the past two seasons, UNC forward is again a finalist for the honor. Matson, the NCAA leader in goals and points for the 2021 season, was named to the All-America first team for the fourth time in her career. She also was named DI National Player of the Year by Bolster Field Hockey. (

Erin Matson Named First-Team All-American For Fourth Time

For the fourth year in a row, North Carolina forward has earned first-team All-America honors, as announced on Tuesday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Matson is the second player in program history to earn first-team honors four times. (2009-2012) is UNC's first four-time All-America selection. (

UNC Celebrates December Graduates

Twenty-nine UNC student-athletes received their degrees Sunday in Winter Commencement ceremonies at the Dean E. Smith Center. Listed are Tar Heels who received degrees. Football: , , Joshua Ezeudu, Jeremiah Gemmel, Sam Howell, Marcus McKethan, Kyler McMichael, Trey Morrison, , Jordan Tucker. (

Erin Matson Named National Player Of The Year By Bolster Field Hockey

North Carolina forward has been named 2021 NCAA DI Player of the Year by Bolster Field Hockey. Matson led the nation with 27 goals (1.59 per game) and 64 points (3.76 per game). She tied for 12th in assists. Her points total is 15 ahead of any other player, despite playing in only 17 games due to an injury that sidelined her for three games. (
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