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50 Years Of Glory: UNC Women's Athletics And Title IX

In the 1940s, Frances Hogan, credited as the Mother of Women's Sports at UNC, coached a club field hockey team that worked out at Kenan Stadium, often facing hecklers from male counterparts. Hogan stayed focused for more than 30 years with the hope that women would one day have an equal playing field. In 1971-72, she got her wish. (GoHeels.com)

Six Tar Heels Named To Traveling Roster For US Women's Field Hockey National Team

Six Tar Heels have been named to the traveling roster for U.S. Women's Field Hockey National Team's upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League action in Europe. The U.S. will face India, Spain, Belgium, and China from June 11-26. , , , Ashley Sessa, Cassie Sumfest, and Paityn Wirth are part of the 26-player travel squad. (GoHeels.com)

Born & Bred: The Next 50 Years

In 1997, 26 years after the first seven women’s athletics programs – basketball, field hockey, volleyball, fencing, swimming & diving, tennis and gymnastics – began play at UNC, was asked about Carolina being a "basketball school" or "football school." Smith remarked, "North Carolina is a women’s soccer school, we’re just trying to keep up." (Rams Club)

Born & Bred: Erin Matson Inspired To Excel

: "You can think it’s the sips from the Old Well. Or that we wake up with Carolina blue skies and God already on our side. Whatever your argument, I can’t pinpoint why the atmosphere and culture around UNC women’s sports continues to attract and produce the best in everything. But I can share what four priceless years at Carolina have revealed to me." (Rams Club)

Erin Matson: 'Simple' is the New Black

It boggles my mind how many people get bored with the simple work. People don’t want to hear about the "boring" stuff. They don’t want to continue working on the simple, mundane stuff. But you’ll never be great if you can’t do the that simple stuff better than everyone else. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." (Erin Matson Blog)

Erin Matson will be back next season, too

By the way, will be back next season, too. With all the hoopla and anticipation of basketball players returning to try for a repeat trip to the Final Four, someone else in the UNC pantheon of stars is coming back as a super senior. Three-time national field hockey player of the year is taking advantage of the extra season. (Chapelboro.com)

Five Tar Heels Selected For Field Hockey Pro League European Tour

Five Tar Heels have been selected to the roster for the FIH Hockey Pro League later this month. The U.S. Women's National Team will travel to Germany and the Netherlands for four matches. Current UNC team members Meredith Sholder, Cassie Sumfest and Paityn Wirth all were named to the roster, along with alums and . (GoHeels.com)

Three Tar Heels Earn ACC Postgraduate Scholarships

Three Tar Heels have been selected by the ACC as 2022 Weaver-James-Corrigan-Swofford Postgraduate Scholarship Award recipients. Abby Pitcairn and Meredith Sholder from the North Carolina field hockey team and Zac Tucci from the men's lacrosse team earned the honor, which is awarded to student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree. (GoHeels.com)

Erin Matson On Developing Confidence

: One of the questions I get most frequently from other players of all ages is how they can become more confident. Confidence and experience go hand-in-hand, especially experience with messing up. Accepting failure is a huge part of being self-assured. And the most important piece: knowing who you are and what you stand for is everything. (Erin Matson Blog)

Taylor Moreno Named ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week

University of North Carolina graduate student goalie earned ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of February 14-20, the ACC announced on Tuesday afternoon. Moreno broke the UNC career record for wins by a goalie when the Tar Heels beat Furman, 20-7, on Feb. 16, improving her career record to 50-6. (GoHeels.com)
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