UNC Field Hockey

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UNC Field Hockey Releases 2021 Schedule

Head coach ’s UNC field hockey program will be back in action after a shorter-than-normal break between seasons. UNC beat Michigan 4-3 on May 9 to earn its ninth NCAA championship. The 2021 season, though, will return to a normal fall timeline, with a rematch between the Tar Heels and Wolverines on August 27 as the opening game. (Chapelboro.com)

Rammys Wrap-Up: Field Hockey Is The Big Winner Again

For the second year in a row, UNC's Rammy Awards were celebrated virtually. And for the third year in a row, the Tar Heel field hockey team was the big winner. The Rammy Awards honor outstanding performances by UNC athletes and teams over the previous year. won her second straight Rammy for Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year. (GoHeels.com)

Karen Shelton may be the greatest field hockey coach of all time, but she isn't satisfied

Forty years from the beginning, a stadium dons her name: . Nestled on the south side of UNC's campus, the house that Shelton built as the head coach of the North Carolina field hockey team has never hosted a Tar Heel loss. Through 37 games and haymaker attempts from every top contender, the Tar Heels are unbeaten in her stadium. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Finishes No. 4 In Director's Cup National Rankings

A third straight NCAA field hockey championship and seven other top-10 finishes in NCAA post-season competition led UNC to fourth place in the 2020-21 Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup. The Tar Heels' fourth-place finish is the 22nd time UNC has placed in the top 10 and marks the 19th time UNC has the highest finish among ACC schools. (GoHeels.com)

A brief history of UNC's storied athletic programs and their national titles

UNC is nicknamed the University of National Champions for a reason. Since 1977, every four-year student at North Carolina has seen the Tar Heels win at least one national championship, beginning with the 1981 men's lacrosse title. UNC has won 46 NCAA team titles and is probably best known for its six-time NCAA champion men's basketball team. (Daily Tar Heel)

Six Tar Heels Named To U.S. Field Hockey Women's National Team

Six Tar Heels have been named to the 2021-22 U.S. Field Hockey Women's National Team, announced Tuesday by USA Field Hockey head coach Anthony Farry. , , , Madison Orobono, Cassie Sumfest, and Paityn Wirth were selected following the Young Women's National Championship over the weekend. (GoHeels.com)

Erin Matson Named NFHCA National Player Of The Year

For the second year in a row, junior has been named National Player of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. The honor follows a slew of others for the Tar Heel forward, who also repeated as the Honda Sport Award winner and three-peated as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-America selection. (GoHeels.com)

Four Tar Heels Named Field Hockey All-Americans

Four Tar Heels have earned All-America recognition for the 2020-21 season, giving the UNC field hockey program its highest total number of honorees since 2014. Amanda Hendry and were named to the first team, Eva Smolenaars to the second team, and Meredith Sholder to the third team. All four earned first-team All-South Region honors. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey Staff Three-peats As Nation's Best

For the third year in a row, the UNC field hockey staff has been honored as the best in NCAA field hockey. Head coach , associate head coach Grant Fulton, and assistant coach Robbert Schenk were announced on Tuesday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association as the 2020 NFHCA Division I National Coaching Staff of the Year. (GoHeels.com)

Six Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Academic Field Hockey Honors

Six UNC field hockey players have added another honor to a successful school year. Bryn Boylan, , Abby Pitcairn, Meredith Sholder, Eva Smolenaars, and Cassie Sumfest were named to the All-ACC Academic Team on Monday morning. All were part of NCAA and ACC championship teams over the past year, when the Tar Heels finished 19-1. (GoHeels.com)
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