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North Carolina Field Hockey Staff Again Honored As Nation's Best

For the second straight year, UNC's field hockey coaching staff has been honored as the nation's top Division I staff. And with good reason: it's the second straight year the Tar Heel coaches have guided the team to NCAA and ACC championships and an undefeated season. UNC is just the second program in Division I history with back-to-back perfect seasons. (

Chansky’s Notebook: More and Better!

Some New Year’s resolution for North Carolina teams and coaches. As we welcome the new year, here is what I wish for in the Carolina athletic orbit. A successful growth spurt for the struggling Tar Heel basketball team, which has been caught short with its usual array of talented players and been burdened by more injuries that any program deserves. (

Erin Matson Wins Honda Sports Award For Field Hockey

North Carolina sophomore has been named the Honda Sport Award winner for Field Hockey, announced on Monday. Matson is the fifth Tar Heel to earn the Honda Award for field hockey, on the sixth occasion. Previous Carolina winners are Leslie Lyness (1989), (1996, 1997), (2007) and (2018). (

Former UNC Field Hockey All-American Caitlin Van Sickle Retires from USWNT

U.S. Women’s National Team defender and 2016 Olympian has announced her retirement. As a Tar Heel she was a three-time team MVP, three-time first-team All-America, three-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year, won two ACC Championships, and played in the NCAA title game all four years, winning a championship in 2009. (Team USA)

Erin Matson Named Field Hockey National Player Of The Year

North Carolina sophomore has been selected as the 2019 Field Hockey USA/NFHCA Division I National Player of the Year after leading the Tar Heels to a 23-0 season that culminated in an NCAA Championship. Matson is the second Tar Heel to win the NFHCA honor, which dates back to 2010. UNC midfielder won in 2011. (

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 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 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 join Jones Angell and Adam Lucas on the Pod. (
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