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Nine Tar Heels Invited To U.S. Women's Lacrosse Team Tryouts

Nine Tar Heels, including three on the current UNC women's lacrosse team, are among 50 players invited to try out for the U.S. team that will compete at the World Lacrosse Women's World Championship next summer. Tryouts are set for Dec. 4-6 in Sparks, Maryland. Current UNC players include Katie Hoeg, Emma Trenchard, and Kerrigan Miller. (

Emily Parros Returns To UNC As Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach

University of North Carolina graduate Emily Parros is returning to the Tar Heel women's lacrosse program as an assistant coach, head coach Jenny Levy announced on Tuesday. Parros, an NCAA Champion at UNC, has spent the past four years as an assistant coach at East Carolina while continuing to play professionally and for the U.S. National Team. (

No. 1 Women's Lacrosse Recruit Caitlyn Wurzburger Has (Finally) Arrived At UNC

If it feels like people have been talking about Caitlyn Wurzburger forever, it’s because they have. She turned heads when she committed to Syracuse prior to high school in 2016, the youngest girls' lacrosse player ever to commit. Then, she re-opened the recruiting process her junior year and had an interest in UNC. After three visits, she committed. (Inside Lacrosse)

Baltimore's Pietramala Twins Commit To UNC Men's Lacrosse

In the span of a couple days, the Boys' Latin lacrosse-playing Pietramala twins — Dom and Nick — found their college home with each committing to North Carolina. Nick, a defenseman, made his announcement Monday and Dom, an attackman rated the country’s No. 2 player in the class by Inside Lacrosse, confirmed his decision Wednesday. (Baltimore Sun)

UNC's Tanner Cook Selected 5th In National Lacrosse League Draft

In a historic night for Major League Lacrosse and University of North Carolina Lacrosse, the National Lacrosse League, the longest running and most successful professional lacrosse league in the world held its 2020 Entry Draft UNC senior midfielder Tanner Cook of Courtice, Ontario was taken with the 5th overall pick of the draft by the Calgary Roughnecks. (

UNC Student-Athlete Advisory Council creates voter registration initiative

Despite the uncertainty concerning many details of their upcoming sports seasons, UNC athletes are still finding a way to make their mark. This fall, an athlete-led voter initiative is working toward 100 percent voter registration among eligible athletes on UNC's 28 varsity sports teams. The project is organizing a voter registration drive. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC athletes had a Saturday march on Franklin Street

, the director of basketball operations for men’s basketball, said he learned of the march when texted the team’s group chat. May said he stayed off to the side, but wanted to show support with his presence. “I thought it was super powerful that that many young people get together at the spur of the moment for something that is bigger than them,” May said. (Charlotte Observer)

Elizabeth Hillman's Return Is Another Weapon For UNC Women's Lacrosse

When we last saw UNC women's lacrosse, the Tar Heels were coming off a 20-goal explosion against Northwestern, unbeaten at 7-0, ranked No. 1 in the country and getting ready for a showdown against undefeated Notre Dame. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the season. But UNC has been anything but shut down in recent months. (US Lacrosse Magazine)

Tar Heel Takeover of ACC Network on Monday, Aug. 3

ACC Network School Takeovers showcase classic games, memorable performances, and original content, including ACC championships, bowl games and more from 10 a.m. - midnight ET. In addition, a new series produced by ACC schools, Authentic ACC will debut. Here's the full schedule of UNC's Takeover, which begins Monday August 3. Read More...

Mike Walger On The Front Lines In Massachusetts

From the moment the coronavirus pandemic began, it's brought back memories for some of the AIDS epidemic in the 1990s. That's certainly the case for former UNC men's lacrosse player Mike Walger, who completed his bachelor's degree in 1993 and enrolled in the UNC School of Medicine. But not even that crisis, Walger says, was quite like this one. (
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