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Paris Kea Living Up To The Hype, UNC Olympic Sport Notes

As the North Carolina women's basketball team has navigated a 2-2 start, Paris Kea has lived up to the hype that landed her a spot on the preseason All-ACC team. Averaging 25.3 points through four games, Kea leads the ACC in scoring. She also ranks fourth in the conference with a 58.8 shooting percentage. But she's excelled in other areas, as well. (

UNC Field Hockey Falls To Top-Ranked UConn In NCAA Shootout

The 2017 UNC field hockey season and the Tar Heels' ninth consecutive final four run ended Friday with a penalty-shootout loss to top-ranked and undefeated Connecticut, 2-1 in an NCAA Tournament semifinals game at the University of Louisville. UNC finishes the fall with a record of 18-5, while UConn (22-0) advances to the NCAA championship game on Sunday. (

UNC Field Hockey Enjoying Return Trip To Louisville

Two weeks after winning the ACC championship at Louisville's Trager Stadium, the UNC field hockey team is back on familiar turf to play for another title. The fourth-ranked Tar Heels will take on undefeated Connecticut, the top-seed in the NCAA Tournament field, on Friday at 2 p.m. in the first NCAA semifinal game. Michigan and Maryland meet in the other. (

Defense Leads UNC Field Hockey To Final Four, Olympic Notes

It seemed appropriate for UNC to extend its season behind its defense. The Tar Heels had allowed only two goals in their first four postseason games. Before surrendering one in the 35th minute Sunday, 250 minutes, 30 seconds of game time separated them from the last goal they surrendered. UNC's defense will continue to be key Friday, when it faces No. 1 Connecticut. (

UNC Field Hockey Earns 9th Consecutive Final Four Berth

The UNC field hockey team is headed to the NCAA final four for the ninth year in a row and the 22nd time in program history after beating No. 11 Princeton Sunday 3-2 (Highlights). On the University of Virginia's Turf Field, the Tar Heels held the lead last but couldn't celebrate until well after the clock had gone to zero in the NCAA Tournament second round game. (

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. Read More...

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. (

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