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Three Tar Heels Earn Field Hockey All-America Honors

On the heels of UNC's second straight undefeated season and NCAA field hockey title, three Tar Heels have received All-America honors, as announced Tuesday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Senior Yentl Leemans and sophomore Erin Matson were named to the first team, and senior Marissa Creatore was named to the third team. (

Tar Heel Field Hockey Staff Named Best In South Region

For the third year in a row, the UNC field hockey coaching staff has been named the South Region Coaching Staff of the Year. The Tar Heel staff – head coach , associate head coach Grant Fulton, assistant Robbert Schenk, volunteer assistant Jackie Briggs and performance analyst Chris Fry – led UNC to a second-straight undefeated season. (

Erin Matson Named South Region Field Hockey Player Of The Year

Following an outstanding sophomore season, North Carolina's Erin Matson has been named USA/NFHCA Division I South Region Field Hockey Player of the Year. Matson, a forward from Chadds Ford, Pa., led UNC to the 2019 national championship, the Tar Heels' second in a row, and was named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player. (

Secrets of Karen Shelton’s success

Since 1981, 's teams have won eight NCAA titles, 22 ACC championships and 11 NCAA second-place finishes. Twelve of the past 13 seasons, Shelton led UNC to the Final Four, winning the title again just last week and in 2018, 2009, and 2007. In 2008, Shelton was inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame. (

Carolina Insider Podcast: Battle 4 Atlantis, Football Stomps State, Field Hockey National Champs

UNC basketball takes third place in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Tar Heel football dominated NC State on the way to bowl eligibility. Then, fresh off winning the program's second straight (and eighth overall) national championship, UNC Field Hockey coach and ACC POY/NCAA Tournament MVP Erin Matson join Jones Angell and Adam Lucas on the Pod. (

UNC Field Hockey Coach Karen Shelton Reflects on Eighth Title, Another Undefeated Season

North Carolina field hockey coach knows it’s never easy to have an undefeated season, but she describes her team accomplishing the feat once again this season as a bit of a surprise. While she can’t say whether this title means more than her seven others, Shelton admits seeing what it meant to this year’s senior class makes her proud. (

Nothing Was Promised For UNC Field Hockey

"It's not normal to be a part of a program that comes to 11 straight final fours, let alone wins back-to-back undefeated national championships," Marissa Creatore said. "That is just unheard of. I think once I move on and realize that this accolade is going to be something I carry with me forever and it's probably going to be the thing I'll be most prideful of." (

Chansky’s Notebook: We Get The Picture!

Do you know what’s really cool about North Carolina’s field hockey team winning its eighth NCAA championship and second consecutive title after completing back-to-back perfect seasons and 46 consecutive wins – and counting? didn’t join the team in its celebratory photo after whipping Princeton 6-1 at Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon. (

Video: UNC Field Hockey in the National Championship Game in Less than 60 Seconds

North Carolina field hockey defeated Princeton 6-1 in the 2019 national championship game over the weekend, earning the eighth national title in program history. Recap the entire game in less than 60 seconds. (

In NCAA title run, 'culture of belief' kept UNC field hockey's perfect season alive

Earlier this season, the North Carolina field hockey team looked beatable. But it wasn't – all because of the “culture of belief” that head coach has instilled in her program. It's a culture that led to a second straight perfect season for the Tar Heels, culminating in a 6-1 victory over Princeton in Sunday's national championship game. (Daily Tar Heel)
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