UNC Field Hockey
Complete coverage of North Carolina Field Hockey.
My Carolina Experience: Karen Shelton
Karen Shelton’s philosophy of creating a competitive wining culture while reinforcing the fundamentals of the game has garnered six national titles, and 18 ACC championships. Her success and dedication have earned her spots in many halls of fame as both a player and a coach. They have also earned her prestigious awards like UNC's C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award.
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots
A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom.
Tar Heels Starring At Pan American Games
Current and former Tar Heel athletes are in the spotlight this month, competing at the Pan American Games in Toronto. On Sunday, former UNC swimming star Chip Peterson won gold in the men’s 10-K open water race, beating out fellow USA teammate David Heron by four seconds.
A look at incoming UNC athletes
From Chesterfield, Va., Kenny Williams is one of two incoming freshman for the North Carolina basketball team and looks ready to make an impact during the 2015-16 season. Ranked 84th in ESPN’s top 100 recruits for 2015, Williams will look to help the Tar Heels in a facet of the game they struggled with last season: 3-point shooting.
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 15-No. 11
13: No. 1 Carolina 2, No. 2 Connecticut 1 - Field Hockey, Sept. 28, 2014: Charlotte Craddock's game-winner in the 59th minute gave Carolina its second 1v2 win of the season as the top-ranked Tar Heels beat No. 2 UConn 2-1 in Newton, Massachusetts. The game was tied at 1 at halftime, but Craddock's unassisted goal past Nina Klein gave UNC the win over the reigning national champions.
ACC 2014-15 Year in Review
A school-by-school breakdown in the Directors’ Cup all-sports standings. North Carolina (5th): National runners-up in women’s lacrosse and third-place in field hockey, the Tar Heels have never finished below 17th in the Directors’ Cup. But for all their competitive success, the omnipresent story is the academic fraud scandal. UNC won ACC titles in women’s cross country and volleyball.
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
After finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th.
Tar Heels Post Outstanding Academic Progress Rates
Seventeen UNC varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, according to figures released today by the NCAA. Overall, UNC’s 28 teams averaged 981, three points above the national average. The Tar Heels had six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another five that scored 990 or higher.
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"
UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"
Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammys
The North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks.
Tar Heels Round Out Exciting Regular Season
A busy Tar Heel sports weekend secured a couple exhilarating ACC titles, produced heartbreak on the lacrosse field and saw history made on the Chestnut Hill tennis courts. Indeed, it was a wild few days for Carolina athletics starting with one for the record books Friday at Boston College.
Tar Heels Maintain Third In Directors' Cup Standings
The University of North Carolina athletic program maintained its spot in third place in the latest fall standings for the 2014-15 Learfield Directors’ Cup which were released Thursday. The UNC program has had a banner fall with five sports already scoring in the competition. Two more sports – volleyball and football – will be counted into the rankings on December 24 and January 15, respectively.
Carolina Rundown: November 24
Friday: Danny Green had 18 points. Harrison Barnes had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Saturday: Brandan Wright had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Green had 21 points and seven rebounds. Sunday: Ty Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists. Tar Heels all over this highlight from Sunday, as Ed Davis blocks Lawson, and Wayne Ellington finishes it with an emphatic slam.
UNC Field Hockey's Season Ends In Final Four Penalty Shootout
The top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team ended the 2014 season Friday afternoon with a 3-2 loss to No. 4 Syracuse in an NCAA semifinasl game at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. For the second year in a row, UNC was eliminated in a penalty shootout following 70 minutes of regulation and two 15-minute overtime periods.