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Video: Rachel Dawson Opens Up About Her Decision to Retire

After an iconic career as a field hockey player, Rachel Dawson is choosing to retire. Although departing from the game that you have dedicated your life to can be challenging, Dawson is at peace with her decision. In this video, Dawson explains her decision to retire, and how she hopes to grow as a person moving forward.

Interview with Team USA Olympian, former UNC field hocker player Rachel Dawson

Rachel Dawson (BSBA ’07) will represent Team USA in Rio – her third Olympic Games. We caught up with the former UNC Field Hockey scholar-athlete to get the inside scoop on what it’s like competing on the world’s biggest stage and the essentials for building an all-star team.

Team USA Field Hockey Opens Olympic Play With Win Over No. 2 Argentina

The U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team, which includes five UNC alums, opened Olympic play Saturday with a surprising 2-1 win over Argentina, currently ranked second in the world and a favorite in the medal race in Rio. Tar Heels on the team are goalkeeper Jackie Briggs, Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Kelsey Kolojejchick and Caitlin Van Sickle.

Five From UNC Named To U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Team

Five UNC graduates have been selected for the 16-member squad that will represent the U.S. in women’s field hockey at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil in August. Jackie Briggs, Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Kelsey Kolojejchick and Caitlin Van Sickle were named to the team, announced Friday.

Tar Heels Help U.S. To Field Hockey Bronze Medal

The U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team, with six Tar Heels on the roster, earned a bronze medal Sunday at the Champions Trophy in London. The U.S. beat No. 3 Australia in a shootout to place third in a competitive field. Former UNC players on the team are Jackie (Kintzer) Briggs, Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Kelsey Kolojejchick, Caitlin Van Sickle and Emily Wold.

Five Tar Heels Named To National Field Hockey Team

Five Tar Heels have been named to the U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team roster for an upcoming international tournament in Rio de Janeiro. Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Jackie Kintzer, Kelsey Kolojejchick and Emily Wold are part of the 18-player roster selected by new U.S. coach Craig Parnham.

UNC Trio Named To U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Team

UNC graduates Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski and Amy Swensen have been named to the 16-player team that will represented the U.S. in field hockey at the 2012 Olympics in London this summer. The three Tar Heels are among seven players who are returning to Olympic competition after representing the U.S. in Beijing in 2008.

Two Tar Heels Among Pan Am Elite

Two former North Carolina players are among four U.S. players named to the 2011 Pan American Elite Team for women, announced Monday. Rachel Dawson and Jackie Kintzer were among 16 players named to the women's team, which is selected every two years and recognizes the top players in the Pan American region.

Tar Heels Named To U.S. Field Hockey Squad

Six players with UNC field hockey ties have been named to the U.S. National Team roster for a five-game test series against Argentina later this month, USA Field Hockey has announced. Selected for the 18 player roster are current Tar Heels Jackie Kintzer and Kelsey Kolojejchick, incoming freshman Marta Malmberg and UNC graduates Rachel Dawson, Carrie Lingo and Amy Tran. Lingo serves as the team's captain.

UNC's Kintzer Earns First Field Hockey Cap

UNC goalkeeper Jackie Kintzer earned her first international cap on Sunday, making her inaugural appearance with the U.S. National Team in a 3-0 loss to Argentina in Mendoza, Argentina. The U.S. squad is playing in a six-game test series Feb. 13-21. Also in the starting lineup for Sunday's game were Katelyn Falgowski, Kintzer's Tar Heel teammate, and former UNC players Rachel Dawson, Jesse Gey and Carrie Lingo.

UNC Field Hockey Players Named To National Squads

Five UNC players have been named to the U.S. National Team for field hockey, announced recently by USA Field Hockey. Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Jesse Gey, Carrie Lingo and Amy Tran, all veteran members of the team, were selected for the 24-member 2009-10 squad. All five represented the U.S. at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Falgowski will be a junior at UNC this fall, while the other four are Carolina graduates.

Rachel Dawson, Chad Flack To Receive 2007-08 Patterson Medals

Rachel Dawson, the 2007 field hockey National Player of the Year, and baseball's Chad Flack, who hit three of the biggest home runs in school history, are the recipients of the 2007-08 Patterson Medals, which are given to the University of North Carolina's most outstanding student-athletes. The University and the Patterson family will present the medals to Dawson and Flack at a men's basketball game in January.

UNC Places 286 On ACC Academic Honor Roll

A total of 286 North Carolina student-athletes earned spots on the 2007-08 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Wednesday by Commissioner John D. Swofford. The list includes 2,710 student-athletes from the conference's 12 schools. The 2007-08 Academic Honor Roll includes 19 ACC Players of the Year, among them Tar Heel field hockey player Rachel Dawson, who also won the Honda Award as the national player of the year.

Blogging With Rachel Dawson

North Carolina's field hockey superstar Rachel Dawson, who swept up major individual awards like a vacuum cleaner last year en route to leading the Tar Heels to an undefeated national championship season, is in Beijing with the U.S. hockey squad. Dawson is maintaining a blog while in China, which can be read at http://racheldawson8.blogspot.com.

Rachel Dawson turns dream into reality

Growing up in Berlin, Rachel Dawson used to sit in front of the television when it was time for the Olympics to be broadcast. She loved to watch the world-class athletes compete -- in all sports -- and dreamed that one day she might be able to represent the United States. The dream has become a reality now as Dawson is one of the 16 women's field hockey players who will represent the U.S. at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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