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UNC Women's Lacrosse a Model of Consistency

Thanks to Saturday's 14-7 win over Virginia, UNC is heading to the NCAA semifinals for the 11th time in program history. The Final Four appearance will be North Carolina's eighth in the last 11 years, its fourth in the last five and its third in the last four. The accomplishment's impressive and it raises the question: What's the key to this consistency? (

UNC Women's Lacrosse Runs Past Virginia, 14-7, To NCAA Final Four

No. 3 seed North Carolina went on an 11-0 run after trailing early to beat No. 6 seed Virginia, 14-7, in an NCAA Tournament quarterfinal game on Saturday at UNC Lacrosse Soccer Stadium (Highlights). The Tar Heels held Virginia scoreless for over 35 minutes to build a 12-3 lead, then held on while the Cavaliers scored four late goals in the second half. (

Olivia Ferrucci Ready to Rock & Roll for UNC Women's Lacrosse

In her return to the field last season following a knee injury, Olivia Ferrucci had to re-acclimate herself to playing lacrosse and developing chemistry with her teammates. "The connections you make on the field are different than off the field. So I was fixing that up last year. Now this year, I'm healthy, happy, friendly with my teammates and ready to rock and roll." (

UNC Women's Lacrosse Downs Florida, 15-11, To Reach NCAA Quarterfinal

North Carolina got career scoring days from Olivia Ferrucci and Scottie Rose Growney and beat Florida, 15-11, at UNC Lacrosse Soccer Stadium on Sunday (Highlights). Ferrucci tied her career high with five goals and Growney set a career high with four goals to lead the Tar Heels. UNC advances to host next Saturday's NCAA quarterfinal against Virginia. (

Caton Johnson Named ACC Men's Lacrosse Freshman of the Year

North Carolina goalie Caton Johnson has been named ACC Freshman of the Year. Johnson, a true freshman for the Tar Heels, played in seven games and started four, making a team-high 60 saves. In a late-season win over Duke, Johnson made the most saves (21) in a game by a North Carolina men’s lacrosse true freshman goalkeeper in school history. (The ACC)

Tar Heels exceed national average in Academic Progress Rate in 23 sports

The 15 teams which registered perfect 1000s for 2017-18 in UNC’s single-year Academic Progress Rate include women’s cross country, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling. (

Tar Heels Earn No. 3 Overall Seed for NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament

The field for this year’s NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament was revealed on Sunday night, with UNC earning the No. 3 overall seed for the event as it looks to bring home the program’s first national title since 2016. “We’re excited to compete in a very competitive NCAA Tournament once again this year,” Tar Heel head coach Jenny Levy said. (

Justin Anderson, William Perry Named To ACC Men's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team

A pair of outstanding UNC men's lacrosse players were named Saturday to the 2019 All-Tournament Team at the ACC Championship. Carolina had the most players named to the team of any team that did not advance to the championship game. Midfielder and co-captain Justin Anderson and midfielder William Perry were named to the honor squad. (

Jamie Ortega Named Women's Lacrosse National Offensive Player Of The Week

UNC attacker Jamie Ortega has been honored as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association National Offensive Player of the Week, the IWLCA announced Wednesday. Ortega tallied 19 points with 13 goals in three ACC tournament games last week, earning MVP honors as the Tar Heels captured their fourth straight ACC Championship. (

Trenchard Named ACC Women's Lacrosse Defender Of The Year, Levy Coach Of The Year

North Carolina, which claimed its fourth straight ACC Women's Lacrosse title at last weekend's ACC Championship, saw sophomore Emily Trenchard named ACC Defender of the Year, while head coach Jenny Levy won Coach of the Year honors for the fourth time. UNC's four straight tournament championships is the second longest streak in ACC history. (
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