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Meredith Sholder, Bryn Boylan Earn ACC Field Hockey Honors

North Carolina swept ACC Field Hockey honors following the opening weekend of the 2020 season as Meredith Sholder was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week and Bryn Boylan was recognized as Defensive Player of the Week. It's the first ACC honor for both players. The Tar Heels (1-0) opened the season Sunday with a 3-1 win at Wake Forest. (

Back On Familiar Turf, UNC Field Hockey Opens With 3-1 Win Over Wake Forest

The North Carolina field hockey team began the 2020 season Sunday the same place it ended the 2019 campaign, and with the same outcome. In the season opener, UNC beat Wake Forest 3-1 at Kentner Stadium to start 1-0 on the year (Highlights). In their most recent game at Kentner Stadium, last November, the Tar Heels won the 2019 NCAA Championship. (

Six Freshmen On Board As UNC Field Hockey Opens 2020 Season

Six freshmen are part of this season's 28-member roster for the North Carolina field hockey team, which opens the 2020 season Sunday at Wake Forest. The Tar Heels take on the Demon Deacons at 2 p.m. at Kentner Stadium. "I adore this freshman class," said UNC coach , who is heading into her 40th season at the program's helm. (

U.S. National Team’s Lauren Moyer Joins UNC Field Hockey as Volunteer Assistant

Former North Carolina field hockey star , who plays for the U.S. National Team, is returning to Chapel Hill to join the staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2020 season. Moyer helped guide coach ’s Tar Heels to four consecutive NCAA Final Four appearances from 2013-16, earning Third Team All-American honors as a senior. (

UNC Student-Athlete Advisory Council creates voter registration initiative

Despite the uncertainty concerning many details of their upcoming sports seasons, UNC athletes are still finding a way to make their mark. This fall, an athlete-led voter initiative is working toward 100 percent voter registration among eligible athletes on UNC's 28 varsity sports teams. The project is organizing a voter registration drive. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Field Hockey Names Team Captains for 2020

Graduate student Courtnie Williamson has been named UNC Field Hockey team captain for the upcoming 2020 season. In addition, senior Amanda Hendry and junior were selected vice-captains. All three captains are returning starters for a team that has gone undefeated and won the national championship in each of the last two seasons. (

UNC field hockey looks to extend win streak in 2020

The North Carolina field hockey team has a high bar set for the 2020 season, coming off of winning back-to-back National Championships. Most of the games ended with the Tar Heels far in the lead, proving themselves to be the most dominant program in the country. Amanda Hendry, Eva Smolenaars, and are all players to look out for. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Field Hockey Picked Atop ACC Preseason Poll

Two-time defending national champion North Carolina has been selected to finish atop the 2020 Atlantic Coast Conference fall field hockey standings in a vote of the league's seven head coaches, and two Tar Heels – junior and senior Eva Smolenaars – have been named to the preseason All-ACC team, announced on Wednesday by the league. (

UNC's Cassie Sumfest made U.S. Field Hockey team to cap recovery

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of Cassie Sumfest’s recovery from knee surgery was convincing her parents she was A-OK. See, there was this event in California — a tryout for Sumfest to maintain her standing in the USA Field Hockey system — and she really wanted to go, even though she was only about nine months removed from tearing her ACL. (Daily Item)

UNC athletes had a Saturday march on Franklin Street

, the director of basketball operations for men’s basketball, said he learned of the march when texted the team’s group chat. May said he stayed off to the side, but wanted to show support with his presence. “I thought it was super powerful that that many young people get together at the spur of the moment for something that is bigger than them,” May said. (Charlotte Observer)
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