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Unpredictable UNC Men's Lacrosse Dances Without Stars

UNC's offense brought a degree of anonymity into the men's lacrosse season, a contrast to a team that had as many knowns as it could cram into a lineup in previous years and only a modest degree of May success. The subplot surrounding the Tar Heels this spring was easy to pinpoint. No Jimmy Bitter. No Joey Sankey. No Chad Tutton.

UNC men's lacrosse seeks balance in new offense

At times last year, the Tar Heels’ attack depended on the individual skills of Jimmy Bitter, Joey Sankey and Chad Tutton to manufacture offense. The trio combined to tally 191 points in the form of 104 goals and 87 assists while playing their way to All-American selections. But this year the attack’s strategy has changed.

UNC men's lacrosse looks to erase doubt in season opener against Michigan

UNC's men’s lacrosse team might be young, but it is more focused than ever. Despite losing 11 seniors from the 2015 roster — including Joey Sankey and Jimmy Bitter, who are UNC's No. 1 and No. 3 all-time leading scorers — expectations remain high for the Tar Heels this year. Entering Saturday's opener against Michigan at Fetzer Field.

Luke Goldstock embraces UNC Lacrosse's leadership vision

As a sophomore in 2015, Luke Goldstock blended into the third-best scoring offense in men’s lacrosse, even as he set a UNC single-season record with 50 goals. Those 50 goals combined with 17 assists put Goldstock in third in total points for the Tar Heels. No. 1 and No. 2, Jimmy Bitter and Joey Sankey, led the team in points with 78 and 72, respectively.

On the Fly with Joey Sankey

Joey Sankey was selected by the Charlotte Hounds as the 9th overall pick in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft. Prior to this, Sankey spent four years playing at UNC, earning multiple All-American selections. He finished his Tar Heel career as the program’s all-time leading scorer. As an MLL rookie, his achievements put him on the 2015 MLL All-Star roster.

2015 Cascade Rookie of the Year: Joey Sankey

Major League Lacrosse and Cascade Lacrosse have named Charlotte Hounds attackman Joey Sankey as the 2015 Cascade Rookie of the Year, as voted by MLL Head Coaches and General Managers. The 2015 MLL rookie class was chock-full of talent and plenty of offensive fire power. Joey Sankey was among those year one players who wasted no time in bursting on the scene.

Caroline Price, Joey Sankey Win Patterson Medals

Caroline Price, the Most Outstanding Player at the ITA National Indoor Tennis Championships, and Joey Sankey, UNC’s all-time leading scorer in men’s lacrosse, are the recipients of the 2014-15 Patterson Medals, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. Price is the first women’s tennis player to win the Patterson Medal. Sankey is the second men’s lacrosse recipient.

Carolina enters lacrosse tourney with Philly flavor

It's been 21 years since North Carolina won its last NCAA men's lacrosse title. The Tar Heels are seeded third overall. And when they begin pursuit of the national championship with a first-round game with Patriot Conference winner Colgate on Sunday, All-ACC selections Joey Sankey (Penn Charter) and Ryan Kilpatrick (Salesianum, Del.) will be key.

Joey Sankey Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist

Ten NCAA men’s lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists Wednesday for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award for collegiate lacrosse. Among the finalists is UNC senior attackman Joey Sankey. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition.

UNC men's lacrosse season ends in NCAA opener at Denver

Denver got two goals each from Zach Miller and Erik Adamson and a goal and three assists from Jack Bobzien and defeated North Carolina 9-5 in the NCAA Tournament first round on Saturday at Peter Barton Stadium. The Tar Heels see their 2014 season end at 10-5. Carolina got two goals from Joey Sankey and single goals from Chad Tutton, Jimmy Bitter and Steve Pontrello.

Second Half Rally Sparks Tar Heel Lacrosse Past Hopkins

The fifth-ranked North Carolina men's lacrosse team outscored ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins 9-2 over the last 31:30 of the game to beat the Blue Jays 13-9 at Homewood Field Saturday afternoon. Joey Sankey had a career high five goals and he matched his career high for points in a game with seven to lead the Tar Heel comeback.

Revenge to stoke UNC lacrosse semifinal bid today

With a win against No. 4 Denver today at Indianapolis (noon, ESPNU), No. 5 UNC will make the NCAA Tournament semifinals for the first time since 1993. “We hear all the time about how we haven’t been to the final four in 20 years,” all-ACC sophomore attackman Joey Sankey said. “We’re sick of hearing about it and we’re just anxious to prove that we’re a talented team and have the potential to move on.”

UNC Lacrosse Wins 3rd Straight, Beats Brown 18-12

R.G. Keenan had a stellar game at the X and UNC's attack continued its potent performance as seventh-ranked North Carolina beat 20th-ranked Brown 18-12 Wednesday night. Joey Sankey scored four goals for the third straight game, Jimmy Bitter had a six-point night and Marcus Holman had eight points, including six assists, matching his career high in the latter category.

Tar Heel Lacrosse Topples Top-Ranked Terps 10-8

Freshman goalkeeper Kieran Burke made 15 saves and Jimmy Bitter and Joey Sankey recorded hat tricks as #14 North Carolina defeated #1 Maryland 10-8 Saturday afternoon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. A crowd of 3,053 fans saw the Tar Heels beat Maryland in the regular-season matchup for the fourth straight year to improve to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in the ACC.

Tar Heel Lacrosse Bounces Back To Beat Dartmouth 13-5

Marcus Holman scored his 100th career goal and Joey Sankey had career highs for goals and points in a game as 14th-ranked North Carolina defeated Dartmouth 13-5 at Fetzer Field Monday afternoon. A crowd of 804 fans on a bitterly cold day watched the Tar Heels improve to 4-3 on the season while Dartmouth fell to 2-3.

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