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Ryleigh Heck Named South Region Field Hockey Player Of The Year

North Carolina Field Hockey's Ryleigh Heck has been named the South Region Player of the Year, recognizing her outstanding sophomore season as the Tar Heels claimed the 2023 NCAA Championship. The award was announced on Thursday afternoon by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA), which honored players from each of five regions. (GoHeels.com)

Four UNC Field Hockey Standouts Earn All-South Region Honors

Four Tar Heels have earned All-South Region honors, announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Sietske Brüning, Ryleigh Heck, Charly Bruder, and Sanne Hak all earned the honor, which is decided by voting of the region's coaches. Bruder, Brüning and Heck were named to the first team, making them eligible for All-America consideration. (GoHeels.com)

A look back at UNC's national championships in 2023

Nicknamed the "University of National Champions," various UNC sports programs brought home the hardware in 2023. UNC Field Hockey won its 11th national title and fifth in six years. Women's Tennis captured its first NCAA championship. won a diving title. And Austin O'Connor won UNC's second national individual wresting title. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC Field Hockey National Championship Season Retrospective Narrated by Erin Matson

Relive the North Carolina Tar Heels' fifth NCAA field hockey championship in the last six years (and the 11th overall) in this video narrated by first-year head coach . (View Video)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball in Bahamas, Football falls to Clemson, Field Hockey Champs!

Carolina Basketball beat UC Riverside (3:18) and now faces a quality field in the Battle 4 Atlantis (12:07). Tar Heel football left Death Valley with a loss to Clemson (21:18). UNC Field Hockey brought home its 11th National Championship, and both Men's and Women's Soccer advanced in the NCAA Tournament (49:15). (Listen To Podcast)

Video: NBC Nightly News - Youngest D1 head coach leads UNC to national championship victory

is the youngest head coach in Division I athletics. After leading UNC's field hockey team to four championship wins as a player, she has earned her first national title as a head coach. NBC News’ Emilie Ikeda shares the 23-year-old’s journey to championship glory. (View Video)

Chansky’s Notebook: Fledgling Champion

is the youngest head coach to win an NCAA championship in any sport, which has everything to do with this being her first season at the helm of UNC’s field hockey program. Who else would name a fledgling to such a hallowed position? The four-time All-American at UNC is 23, so it raises the question, Will she get a text from ? (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Locked On Tar Heels - Playing "Carolina Basketball"; Football falls; Field Hockey Natty!

UNC Basketball dominated on Friday and now carries that momentum into the Battle 4 Atlantis. It was a tough Saturday for UNC Football at Clemson. And UNC Field Hockey Coach went from winning her fourth national championship as a player last season to doing the same as a 23-year old head coach this year. (View Video)

Video: UNC Field Hockey Wins 11th National Championship - Highlights

Top-ranked North Carolina Field Hockey beat No. 2 Northwestern, 2-1, in a shootout on Sunday afternoon in a thrilling NCAA championship game at Stadium. The Tar Heels won their fifth NCAA title in the past six years and the 11th in program history. Check out the highlights. (View Video)

National Champions! UNC Field Hockey wins 11th NCAA title and second straight in shootout thriller

For the 11th time in UNC program history and the second year in a row, the Tar Heels are NCAA field hockey national champions. In UNC’s first season under 23-year-old head coach , Ryleigh Heck buried a stroke on the sixth round of a shootout to propel UNC to a 3–2 win after tying Northwestern 1–1 through 80 minutes and two overtimes. (Tar Heel Tribune)
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