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One legend replaces another: Erin Matson succeeds Karen Shelton as UNC field hockey coach

How will the UNC field hockey program maintain its high standard without transcendent star on the field next season? By making her the head coach, as one legend replaces another. UNC named the most decorated player in program history as the head coach to replace , the winningest coach in the sport’s history, on Tuesday. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Video: Interview With New UNC Field Hockey Head Coach Erin Matson

In one of her first interviews as head coach of North Carolina Field Hockey, joins in the studio to talk about becoming head coach, the next steps for her and the Tar Heels team, and much more. (View Video)

Erin Matson, 22, goes straight from field hockey GOAT to UNC coach

Twenty-two-year-olds aren’t ordinarily hired straight out of college as head coaches for top-tier university athletic programs. In the world of college field hockey, however, there is nothing ordinary about . Arguably the greatest of all time in her sport, Matson will now look to impart her expertise to others as UNC's new head field hockey coach. (Washington Post)

Erin Matson named UNC field hockey head coach

A Tar Heel legend on the field hockey turf will follow a Tar Heel legend on the sidelines. , the most decorated player in program history, is North Carolina's next head field hockey coach after a national search. She follows , the winningest coach in the sport's history, who announced her retirement in December after 42 years at UNC. (

Interview with former UNC field hockey coach Karen Shelton

Coach , after whom UNC’s field hockey stadium is named and who coached the Tar Heels since 1981, said this year’s championship was especially gratifying because it was record-setting. UNC finished 21-0, for its fifth undefeated season. The victory, she said, was significant for the squad’s current players and former team members. (Carolina Alumni Review)

Karen Shelton: A Tribute to Them

Coach announced her retirement after UNC’s undefeated 2022 field hockey season, following 42 seasons as coach and an NCAA-record 10 national championships – this story was written after their 2018 championship. I’ve had the pleasure of coaching and mentoring 38 teams made up of such impressive and inspirational women. (

Four Tar Heels Selected For International Field Hockey Play

UNC freshman Ashley Sessa is one of four Tar Heels chosen to represent the U.S. in upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League play in New Zealand and Australia. Sessa joins alums , Meredith Sholder, and Cassie Sumfest on the 24-player roster. The selections were made following training camp at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. (

Erin Matson Named 2022 Honda Award Winner For Field Hockey

For the third time in her career, North Carolina's has won the Honda Sport Award for Field Hockey, as announced Tuesday. Matson, who also won in 2019 and 2020, is just the second field hockey player ever to win field hockey's Honda Award three times. The first to do so was UNC coach when she was a player at West Chester. (

UNC's National Girls & Women In Sports Day Celebration Set For Jan. 22

Young Tar Heel fans are invited to join UNC women's sports teams for 2023 UNC National Girls & Women in Sports Day, an annual event to highlight women's athletics at Carolina. The NGWSD celebration is Jan. 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Practice Complex on the UNC campus. The free event is for girls and boys pre-K through eighth grade. (

UNC Field Hockey Coaching Staff Again Named Nation's Best

Following an undefeated 2022 season, the UNC field hockey coaching staff has been honored as the NCAA DI staff of the year. In addition to head coach , the 2022 Carolina staff includes associate head coach Grant Fulton, assistant coach , volunteer assistant Manuel Garcia Nieto, and performance analyst Scott Sherban. (
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