UNC Field Hockey

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Field Hockey.

Previewing the fall seasons for UNC field hockey, women's soccer and men's soccer

Haven't been keeping up with the back-to-back defending national champion Tar Heel field hockey team? If not, there's only one number you need to know: 46, the number of consecutive games head coach 's squad has won over the last two seasons. Since rising junior stepped on campus, North Carolina hasn't lost. (Daily Tar Heel)

270 UNC Students Honored As Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes

The University of North Carolina has honored 270 student-athletes as Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes in recognition of their academic performance during the 2019 spring and fall semesters. The award goes to those who earned a grade point average of 3.2 or better over the spring and fall semesters. Here is the list of the student-athletes who earned recognition. (

UNC will start returning student-athletes and staff to campus this week

A few weeks ago the NCAA announced that they would let student-athletes return to campus for voluntary activities. Now that the door is cracked open for sports to return, UNC has announced their plan to get student-athletes across all sports back on campus and hopefully back into competition. Here’s when each team/staff member will return to campus: (Tar Heel Blog)

'A powerful leader': UNC's Erin Matson becomes youngest ACC Female Athlete of the Year

, a sophomore forward on the North Carolina field hockey team, was named recipient of the 2019-2020 Mary Garber ACC Female Athlete of the Year Award. Matson became the youngest player ever to win the award and is the ninth UNC athlete to receive the honor. Initially, Matson wasn’t fully aware of the historic value the recognition held. (Daily Tar Heel)

'We want to keep this thing going': UNC field hockey perseveres through uncertainty

At the end of last season, the UNC field hockey team was on top of the world. The Tar Heels earned their eighth national championship — successfully defending 2018's title — and extended their winning streak to 46 games. Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Despite this, coach said the circumstances are no excuse to be any less excellent. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC's Erin Matson Perhaps The Most Dominant Female Athlete In All College Sports

UNC sophomore is a two-time Field Hockey first-team all American, a two-time ACC Offensive Player of the Year, the National Player of the Year, and the ACC Female Athlete of the Year. There's a case for her as the most dominant female athlete in college sports. "The team deserves it. I'm just happy I can help," Matson said matter-of-factly. (WTVD)

Erin Matson Named ACC Female Athlete Of The Year

, a sophomore on the UNC field hockey team, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019-20 Mary Garber Award as the Atlantic Coast Conference Female Athlete of the Year. She's the youngest player ever to win the honor and gives the UNC field hockey program back-to-back winners, as was the recipient for 2018-19. (

Olympic dreams deferred

Two North Carolina legends offer advice to student-athletes whose Olympic hopes have been put on hold. In 1979, Sue Walsh swam the fastest 100-meter backstroke in the world, but her dreams were dashed when the U.S. boycotted the games. Women’s field hockey Head Coach also was counting on a trip to the 1980 Olympics 1980. (

Helping Heels Fund To Aid UNC Student-Athletes

UNC Athletics and The Rams Club are launching the Helping Heels Fund – a crowdfunding campaign that allows fans to provide financial assistance to UNC student-athletes facing hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Gifts will directly assist student-athletes and their families with unique expenses as allowed by NCAA regulations. (

Two-sport star Cassidy Thibodeau's commitment to UNC Field Hockey "like a dream"

Marblehead’s Cassidy Thibodeau, a junior at the Groton (Mass.) School, has committed to the University of North Carolina and plans to play field hockey for the eight-time national champions. “When I started talking to North Carolina it was like a dream, and still is,” said Thibodeau, also a lacrosse standout who may try to walk-on to that team at UNC. (Marblehead Reporter)
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