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UNC Softball Adds Big South Player of the Year Lexie Roberts

The Big South Player of the Year, Lexie Roberts, is the newest member of the UNC softball team. Roberts, a Mebane, N.C., native, is joining the Tar Heels after two seasons at Radford. A two-time All Big South selection in the outfield, Robert led the conference last season in batting average (.413), on-base percentage (.436), hits (62) and triples (5). (

UNC’s ACC Network Takeover to air on Friday

While the action will begin right at midnight, Carolina’s biggest success of the year will air at 4:30 PM ET with the field hockey National Championship Game. After a legendary playing career at the school, took over as head coach before last year and immediately kept things rolling with a national title in her first season. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Softball Signs In-State Transfers Lindsay Lumsden, Rayna Blackwell

UNC softball coach has announced the addition of a pair of in-state transfers who will play for the Tar Heels this fall as two of four offseason transfer additions. Lindsay Lumsden and Rayna Blackwell, both rising sophomores, join Carolina from Campbell and Charlotte, respectively. Lumsden was the 2024 CAA Rookie of the Year. (

Eight Tar Heels Named To Softball All-ACC Academic Team

Eight UNC softball players have been named to the 2024 All-ACC Academic Team. The Tar Heels named include Skyler Brooks, Alex Coleman, Kenna Raye Dark, Isabela Emerling, Bailey McCachren, Carlie Myrtle, Britton Rogers, and Carsyn Snead. It is the third career honor for Brooks and second for Dark, Emerling, McCachren, Myrtle, and Snead. (

UNC Softball Assistant Coach Maddie Holub Inducted Into MIAA Hall Of Fame

Former Fort Hays State softball standout Maddie Holub was inducted into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hall of Fame on Monday at the yearly MIAA Awards Celebration. Holub played softball at FHSU from 2010-2013 and capped her career with an epic senior season that saw her win MIAA Pitcher and Player of the Year honors. (

UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces 2023-24 Honors

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has selected award winners for the 2023-24 school year, recognizing performance, effort, and improvement. The awards honor student-athletes from Olympic sports teams who excelled as part of strength & conditioning programming. Tar Heels were selected for Iron Ram, Most Improved and Newcomer awards. (

Megan Smith Lyon pushes UNC Softball to new heights in first season as head coach

The UNC softball team posted its first winning season in five years after hiring new head coach and former Tar Heel player last June. The Tar Heels amassed a 30-20 record, going 10-14 in ACC games. North Carolina put together five ACC series victories, the first 30-win season since 2019, and the highest batting average in program history. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Softball's Alex Coleman Receives NFCA All-Region Honors

UNC outfielder Alex Coleman was named to the NFCA's Southeast all-region team, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced. Coleman, who was also a Central Region first team honoree in 2023, picked up third-team honors this season. In her first season as a Tar Heel, the Asheboro, N.C., native, led the Tar Heels in batting average (.436). (

UNC Softball’s impressive turnaround season ends with ACC tournament loss

UNC Softball has made impressive strides in its first season under coach , but it ended sooner than the Tar Heels expected. No. 7-seed UNC blew a three-run lead as No. 10 Notre Dame rode a five-run sixth inning to a 7–4 victory Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the ACC tournament. "There’s a lot to build on," said Smith Lyon. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Three Tar Heels Named To All-ACC Softball Teams

UNC placed three Tar Heels on the All-ACC softball teams, announced Wednesday by the conference. Abby Settlemyre and Autumn Owen were All-ACC second team selections, while Sanaa Thompson was named to the All-Freshman team. The Tar Heels begin play in the 2024 ACC Championship Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. against Notre Dame in Durham, NC. (
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