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UNC Volleyball Hosts NC State Wednesday On ACC Network

The North Carolina volleyball team returns to Carmichael Arena on Wednesday for a matchup with NC State. First serve is set for 8 p.m. and will air on ACC Network. UNC is coming off a 2-0 weekend at Boston College and Syracuse. The Tar Heels earned back-to-back 3-0 wins against both the Eagles and the Orange and are on a four-match win streak. (GoHeels.com)

Kaya Merkler Named ACC Volleyball Co-Player Of The Week

North Carolina sophomore Kaya Merkler was named ACC Volleyball Co-Player of the Week on Tuesday after leading the Tar Heels to back-to-back road sweeps. The middle hitter started both matches at Boston College and Syracuse for the Heels, tallying 23 kills and four blocks with a .618 attacking clip, committing just two errors in six sets played. (GoHeels.com)

Kaya Merkler: Thriving In Front Of Hometown Roots

Growing up in Chapel Hill, Kaya Merkler thought one day she would play for North Carolina. Not in Carmichael Arena, though, but at Dorrance Field for the UNC soccer team. "I never wanted to play volleyball at the start," she said. The 6-foot-3 middle hitter grew up in an athletic family. Her parents, Kristopher and Elif, met as student-athletes at Yale. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Beats Syracuse For Third-Straight ACC Sweep

The UNC volleyball team earned its second ACC road sweep of the weekend on Sunday, defeating Syracuse in straight sets. Nia Parker-Robinson had a team-high 17 kills, while Kaya Merkler had a season-high 15 kills with a .700 attacking clip (Highlights). Skyy Howard matched a career-best with two solo blocks, while Meghan Neelon had 43 assists. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Earns 3-0 Road Sweep At Boston College

The North Carolina volleyball team earned its first ACC road victory of the season Friday, defeating Boston College in straight sets (25-20, 25-10, 25-13). Emily Zinger and Mabrey Shaffmaster led the Tar Heels with nine kills each, while Amanda Phegley, who contributed a team-high four block assists and five kills, had a team-best .625 attacking clip. (GoHeels.com)

Wearing Many Hats: Beth Miller, Volleyball, and the UNC Success Story

Dr. Beth Miller has worn many hats at UNC: coach, administrator, teacher, friend. As we celebrate a half century of women's sports at UNC, we reflect on her many roles during her five decades in Chapel Hill—from volleyball head coach, to 30 years overseeing UNC's Olympic sports program, to being the first Senior Woman Administrator in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

Mabrey Shaffmaster Named ACC Volleyball Freshman Of The Week

After helping UNC to two wins last weekend, freshman Mabrey Shaffmaster has been named ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week. It is the first weekly honor of Shaffmaster's career and first of the season for the Tar Heels. The freshman started both matches for the Tar Heels against Wake Forest and Virginia Tech, averaging 3.43 kills and 3.86 digs (GoHeels.com)

Romani Thurman, daughter of Arkansas basketball great Scotty Thurman, commits to UNC Volleyball

Little Rock (AR) Christian’s Romani Thurman, daughter of former Arkansas basketball great Scotty Thurman, committed to play volleyball for North Carolina on Sunday. "Growing up around athletics and seeing how Tar Heel fans are and how much of a family they are, just taking my visit and seeing that firsthand really, really influenced my decision." (Whole Hog Sports)

UNC Volleyball Dominates Virginia Tech In Sunday Sweep

The UNC volleyball team picked up their 13th win of the season Sunday in Carmichael Arena, and it was their most lopsided yet. The Tar Heels swept Virginia Tech three sets to none, with two sets decided by 25-8 margins (Highlights). UNC's Nia Parker-Robinson led all players from either team with 15 kills. No other Hokie or Tar Heel had more than eight. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Volleyball Earns 3-1 Win Over Wake Forest

The UNC volleyball team earned its first ACC win of the season on Friday in Carmichael Arena, coming from behind to beat Wake Forest 3-1 (Highlights). Nia Parker-Robinson led the team with 17 kills, her tenth straight game in double-digits, while Mabrey Shaffmaster, who had 16 kills and seven digs, set a career-high with a .419 attacking clip. (GoHeels.com)
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