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No. 6 UNC Field Hockey Advances To NCAA Second Round With 4-0 Shutout Of Saint Joseph's
Sixth-ranked North Carolina opened NCAA Field Hockey Tournament play Saturday with a 4-0 first-round win over No. 15 Saint Joseph's (Highlights
). Paced by senior Gab Major's two goals, the Tar Heels led 3-0 at halftime en route to their third consecutive shutout victory. The Tar Heels will face the winner of Saturday's second game between Princeton and Virginia.
Video: UNC Field Hockey Coach Karen Shelton on Being a Champion
Tar Heels field hockey coach Karen Shelton discusses the factors that attract championship student-athletes to the University of North Carolina and the type of character and work ethic it takes for those players to compete at an elite level on the field and in life.
UNC's Graduation Success Rate Rises In NCAA Data
Nine Carolina teams scored 100 percent for the four-year period in their respective Graduation Success Rates (GSR) including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and volleyball. Nineteen sports topped 80 percent and 23 sports reached at least 75 percent in the GSR.
One day, two ACC championships and NYC Marathon win
Sunday was a day for Tar Heel victories. UNC’s field hockey and women’s soccer team both claimed ACC championships, and 2004 UNC graduate Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years. “We did it,” Flanagan posted online along with a photo of her holding an outstretched American flag.
North Carolina Field Hockey Claims Program's 20th ACC Crown
The North Carolina field hockey team claimed its 20th Atlantic Coast Conference championship in program history Sunday, defeating host Louisville 1-0 at Trager Stadium (Highlights
). Junior Malin Evert scored the game-winner in the 19th minute of play and the Tar Heel defense held on to earn its second shutout in as many games, the seventh of the season.
UNC Field Hockey Shuts Out Virginia For Spot In ACC Title Game
Fifth-seeded North Carolina used a team effort on both ends of the turf Friday to shut out top-seeded Virginia 4-0 and earn a spot in Sunday's Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship title game (Highlights
). The Tar Heels (15-4) got goals from four different players and earned their sixth shutout of the season, playing against one of the nation's top offenses.
UNC Field Hockey Advances to ACC Semifinals With Win Over Wake Forest
A 3-2 victory over the No. 4 seed Wake Forest Demon Deacons Thursday afternoon was enough to send the fifth-seeded Tar Heels to the semifinals of the ACC Field Hockey Tournament in Louisville (Highlights
). Ashley Hoffman, Feline Guenther and Marissa Creatore each scored a goal for UNC (14-4), which moves on to face top-seeded Virginia in the next round.
Ashley Hoffman Voted ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player Of The Year
UNC junior Ashley Hoffman has been named 2017 ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Year. Hoffman was also named to the All-ACC first team and joined by two other Tar Heels: Eva van't Hoog on the first team and Malin Evert on the second. Hoffman is the fourth Tar Heel named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and gives UNC the award for the second year in a row.
Tar Heels Bring Happy HEELoween To Hospital
The annual HEELoween party on Tuesday afternoon brought Halloween fun to patients at UNC Children's Hospital. Tar Heel student-athletes helped to decorate the hospital's Pediatric Play Atrium then played games and did crafts with patients who could come to the party, and visited rooms to meet with some of those who couldn't.
Malin Evert Named ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player Of The Week
UNC's Malin Evert has been named ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week for the final week of the regular season. Evert scored a career-high four goals Sunday as the Tar Heels won 6-4 at Liberty. The single-game total was a season-high for a Tar Heel and nearly doubled Evert's season total for goals – she came into the game with five in UNC's previous 16 games.
No. 6 UNC Field Hockey Closes Out Regular Season With 6-4 Win At Liberty
Sixth-ranked North Carolina wrapped up the field hockey regular season on Sunday with a 6-4 win at Liberty. Junior Malin Evert scored a career-high four goals and freshman Meredith Sholder added two. Next up for the Tar Heels (13-4) is the ACC Championship next week in Louisville, Ky. Fifth seed UNC opens against fourth-seeded Wake Forest on Thursday.
Video: UNC Coaches on what it takes to be a national champion
All nine of North Carolina's current national championship-winning coaches describe summarize what it takes to become an NCAA champion.
Carolina Champions: A Culture Of Success
On Oct. 8, Roy Williams stopped by the final round of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate at UNC Finley Golf Course. He regularly attends baseball games at Boshamer Stadium. Williams also speaks with every women's tennis recruit who visits campus. When Joe Breschi became the men's lacrosse coach in 2008, he said every coach approached him and offered their help.
No. 5 UNC Field Hockey Falls To No. 2 Duke, 3-2
No. 2 Duke scored twice in the first half and went on to a 3-2 field hockey win over No. 5 North Carolina Friday evening in an Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey battle at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. The Blue Devils improved to 13-2 overall and 4-2 in conference play. UNC fell to 12-4 (3-3 ACC) with the loss. "Hats off to Duke," UNC coach Karen Shelton said.
No. 5 UNC Field Hockey Wins 4-1 At VCU
UNC scored two goals in the first half and added two more in the second en route to a 4-1 field hockey win at VCU on Sunday. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels improved to 12-3 with the victory. "I'm proud of team," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "They played a tough ACC game yesterday and it's difficult to play back-to-back, especially with one of those games on the road."