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Marie McCool: Advice to Incoming Freshman and Current Student Athletes

Marie McCool: "As a recent graduate of UNC, I have been able to reflect on my time at Carolina. Throughout my past four years as a student athlete, I was fortunate to be a part of three ACC championships, a National Championship, and two gold medal championships with Team USA. Regardless of these accomplishments, there’s much more I learned from the sport of lacrosse." (IWLCA)

Three UNC Freshmen Named To U.S. U19 Women's Lacrosse Training Team

Three incoming North Carolina freshmen women's lacrosse players earned spots on the 2019 United States Under-19 Women's Training Team, coach Kelly Amonte Hiller announced Sunday. Tar Heel freshman Elizabeth Hillman, Kimber Hower, and Brooklyn Neumen were among the 36 players selected to the training team for the 2019 U.S. Women's U19 National Team. (

UNC Athletics: Community Outreach Year In Review

Carolina Athletics is committed to giving back to the campus and surrounding community. Outreach is a part of UNC's culture, and student-athletes act on a desire to serve and embrace their responsibility as role models. Each team has an outreach representative who organizes service opportunities, and the number of hours devoted to service continues to climb. (

Kevin Unterstein Named UNC Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach

Kevin Unterstein, who spent the last eight seasons at Hofstra University, has been named an assistant coach for the University of North Carolina men's lacrosse program. UNC head coach made the announcement on Thursday. Unterstein spent eight years total on the Hofstra men's lacrosse staff including the past five years as associate head coach. (

Marie McCool Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

North Carolina standout women’s lacrosse midfielder Marie McCool was nominated Monday by the university as its candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year honor. The 2018 IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse National Midfielder of the Year spent her career in Chapel Hill putting together a list of accomplishments that ranks among the best in program history. (

Marie McCool, Jamie Ortega Earn Honors From Inside Lacrosse

UNC women's lacrosse players Marie McCool and Jamie Ortega continue to rake in the postseason awards. This week, Inside Lacrosse magazine named McCool its Division I National Midfielder of the Year and Ortega its National Rookie of the Year. McCool also earned the same honor from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association last month. (

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Four UNC Women's Lacrosse Players Lead ILWomen All-Rookie Team

Four North Carolina freshmen led the way on the 2018 Inside Lacrosse ILWomen All-Rookie Team, honoring the nation's top first-year players. The Tar Heels' four All-Rookie Team members led the nation and helped lead Carolina to a third consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship and a seventh NCAA Tournament final four berth in the last 10 years. (

Roy Williams, Bubba Cunningham Get New IDs In NCDOT Promotion

, Bubba Cunningham and Jen Levy got their new identification cards, called REAL ID, on Tuesday morning at the Smith Center as part of a promotion campaign for a new federally mandated law that meets higher security standards. “I thought it was a wonderful process,” Williams, UNC’s legendary basketball coach, said about the experience. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Ela Hazar giving a Command performance

Not many girls playing lacrosse growing up imagined they’d still be performing on the field after college and being paid to do it. Ela Hazar is in that boat. Hazar didn’t think that extending her career after starring at North Carolina was an option. Now, she’s one of the leading scorers for the Command of the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League. (Westwood Press)

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Highest Draft Ranking!

Despite UNC missing its usual spot in the top ten of the Learfield Directors Cup (Carolina placed 13th), the Tar Heels finished atop an ESPN ranking of overall pro draft talent with their athletes since 2009. While men’s basketball had 15 NBA draft picks compared to Duke’s 22, UNC had the most athletes drafted in all pro sports. ESPN called Carolina a football school. (

Joel Berry, Marie McCool, Kenny Selmon Win Patterson Medals

A trio of national champions – Final Four Most Outstanding Player II, women's lacrosse midfield standout Marie McCool, and USATF champion hurdler – are the 2018 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on career athletic accomplishments. (

UNC No. 1 for Producing Pro Sports Draft Talent

1. North Carolina Tar Heels - While college basketball is the unquestioned king when it comes to UNC's athletics program, its success in several other sports has the Tar Heels sitting at No. 1 in the Ultimate Draft Rankings. In terms of total draft picks across all sports for the past decade, UNC has been a football school, with 37 players selected in the NFL draft. (

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (
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