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Former UNC Women's Lacrosse Stars Shine In Pro League Opening Weekend

The new Athletes Unlimited professional women's lacrosse league opened play last week, and former North Carolina players shined on the field on the inaugural weekend. Eight former Tar Heel players are participating: , , Amber McKenzie, Emily Parros, , Caroline Wakefield, Caylee Waters, and Kayla Wood. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Excels In IWLCA Academic Awards

Eight UNC women's lacrosse players earned spots on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced this week. Tar Heels to earn the prestigious honor include Amanda Fedor, Katie Hoeg, Maddie Hoffer, Kimber Hower, Ally Mastroianni, Maggie Skillman, Emma Trenchard, and Tayler Warehime. (GoHeels.com)

Jenny Levy Wins IWLCA Regional Coaching Honor

UNC women's lacrosse coach Jenny Levy is the 2021 IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced Monday. In 2021, Levy guided UNC to 20 straight wins to open the season, a fifth straight ACC championship, and its ninth trip to at least the NCAA Final Four in the last 12 tournaments. (GoHeels.com)

Eleven Tar Heels To Begin Play In New Athletes Unlimited Women's Professional Lacrosse League

Athletes Unlimited will launch its inaugural professional women's lacrosse season this weekend, beginning on Friday. Eleven former UNC players and assistant coaches will take part: , , , Amber McKenzie, Emily Parros, Sammy Jo Tracy, Caroline Wakefield, Caylee Waters, Kayla Wood, Katrina Dowd, and Sarah Brown. (GoHeels.com)

Rachel Jones, Katie Hoeg Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

UNC women’s soccer star Rachel Jones and women’s lacrosse standout Katie Hoeg were nominated Friday for the 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The award, presented annually since 1991, recognizes graduating female college athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service, and leadership during their college careers. (Chapelboro.com)

Katie Hoeg Selected For NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Katie Hoeg, one of the most decorated players in the North Carolina women's lacrosse program's history, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She will utilize the $10,000 as she begins graduate studies at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry this fall. Hoeg graduated in May after majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and English. (GoHeels.com)

Sara Daavettila, Chris Gray Earn Academic All-District Honors

Two UNC academic and athletic standouts have earned 2020-21 Academic All-District honors, as announced by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America. of women's tennis and Chris Gray of men's lacrosse were named to District 3 teams, which include student-athletes from schools in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. (GoHeels.com)

Sunday, it’s all UNC on ACC Network: Here’s what you’ll see

ACC Network began 15 days of programming highlighting the best moments from the last year for each ACC school on July 2 with “ACC Network School Takeovers.” It’s UNC's turn Sunday, and you’ll be able to relive five victories over top-10 teams. The network also will air an episode of “ACC Traditions” at 10 a.m. that focuses on ’s career. (Tar Heel Tribune)

One Week Into the New World of Name, Image, and Likeness

Athletes all over the country have announced endorsement deals, from Hercy Miller, son of Master P, signing a $2 million deal before his freshman year at Tennessee State to an Arkansas BBQ franchise sponsoring the entire Arkansas offensive line. Here are the NIL-related announcements made by UNC athletes in the first week of the new college sports landscape. (Inside Carolina)

Connor McCarthy Made the Most of Extra Year of College Lacrosse

The NCAA granted players an extra season of eligibility in 2020, and while Princeton did not allow fourth-year students to return to play, Connor McCarthy took advantage of the extra lacrosse season while pursuing his MBA at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. "They welcomed me in with open arms at UNC. It really wasn’t hard at all by the end of it." (Town Topics)
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