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No. 7 UNC Field Hockey Beats No. 10 Boston College in OT

Ashley Hoffman's overtime goal gave seventh-ranked North Carolina a 2-1 field hockey win over No. 10 Boston College Saturday at Jack Katz Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the ACC with a victory in their first overtime contest of the season. BC fell to 5-2. UNC is back in action on Sunday, hosting No. 13 James Madison at 3 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

How UNC’s Ashley Hoffman is playing out a USA Field Hockey legacy

Ashley Hoffman has a lot of pressure on her shoulders as a defender on UNC’s field hockey team. For one, she’s a captain of one of the top programs in collegiate history. The Tar Heels have won 19 ACC championships and six NCAA titles since 1983. But there is also another pressure point that is a little closer to home: Hoffman’s mother, Brenda, was a field hockey Olympian. (Excelle Sports)

Tar Heel Legend Joins UNC Field Hockey Staff

Kate Barber Kinnear, one of the most decorated players in UNC field hockey history and a long-time member of the U.S. National Team, has joined the UNC coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton announced the appointment Monday. "We're extremely fortunate to have Kate Barber Kinnear join our staff," Shelton said. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey Wins 6-1 At Appalachian State

The UNC field hockey team earned a 6-1 win at Appalachian State Sunday, with four different Tar Heel players scoring and 21 seeing playing time. No. 4 UNC improved to 4-2 with the win, which followed a 3-1 loss at Wake Forest on Friday. "We're trying to build off of Friday night," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. UNC led 26-6 in shots and 10-2 in penalty corners. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey Falls At Wake Forest In Conference Opener

The UNC field hockey team dropped its ACC opener at Wake Forest on Friday, falling 3-1 to the 19th-ranked Demon Deacons at Kentner Stadium. No. 4 UNC is now 3-2 on the season, 0-1 in ACC play. "I give a ton of credit to Wake Forest," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "They challenged us for every ball, and never stopped. They earned the win and we didn't." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey Wraps Up Road Weekend With Win At Penn

North Carolina earned its third road win in a row Sunday, scoring three first-half goals on the way to a 3-1 win at Penn (Highlights). Playing at the Quakers' Ellen Vagelos Field, with downtown Philadelphia as a backdrop, top-ranked Carolina improved to 3-1 on the year. Penn fell to 0-2. UNC opened the weekend with a 2-0 victory at No. 8 Princeton on Friday (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey Earns Shutout Win At No. 8 Princeton

UNC earned a top-10 field hockey win and its second-consecutive shutout Friday with a 2-0 victory at eighth-ranked Princeton (Highlights). Playing at the Tigers' Bedford Field, the Tar Heels got an early goal from freshman Meredith Sholder and a late one from senior Gab Major to improve to 2-1 on the season. "We're delighted to get a shutout," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. (GoHeels.com)

Ashley Hoffman remains motivated after realizing U.S. Field Hockey National Team goal

Ashley Hoffman earned her first U.S. Field Hockey National Team international cap at the Hawke's Bay Cup in New Zealand on March 25. She then helped the U.S. to a championship at the FIH Hockey World League Semifinal in July and a bronze medal at the Pan American Cup in August. But despite achieving her lifelong goal, she remains determined. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey Earns Shutout Win At Iowa

North Carolina scored three times in the second half and played solid defense for all 70 minutes to earn a 3-0 field hockey win over host Iowa Sunday at Grant Field in the final game of this year's ACC-Big Ten Challenge. After falling 3-2 to No. 11 Michigan Saturday afternoon in the season opener, the top-ranked Tar Heels bounced back to improve to 1-1 overall. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey Falls To Michigan In Season Opener

UNC opened the 2017 field hockey season Saturday with a loss to No. 11 Michigan, falling 3-2 in a neutral-site ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchup. The Tar Heels return to action Sunday to face the host Hawkeyes at 3 p.m. ET. "We have a quick turnaround and we need to recover well and not let this loss affect us, other than learning from it," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey's Fountain of Youth

One of the hardest things in sports is finishing second. This has been the case for North Carolina field hockey in recent years. After eight straight Final Fours — losing in the semifinal in 2013 and the title game the past two seasons — the Tar Heels come into the 2017 campaign looking to take home its first national title since 2009. (Argyle Report)

Field hockey season preview: Can UNC bounce back yet again?

Last year’s finals marked the end of six total Tar Heel careers. The 2016 graduating class of this team — which included North Carolina’s leading scorer and starting goalkeeper —finished each year at least making it to the Final Four. Despite several key departures, North Carolina will open this season as the preseason No. 1 team. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina Field Hockey Ranked No. 1 In Preseason Poll

North Carolina will open the 2017 field hockey season as the country's top-ranked team. The preseason Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I national coaches' poll was released on Tuesday and the Tar Heels held a slight lead over a tightly packed field. UNC, the NCAA runner-up in 2016, led the poll with 14 first place votes and a total of 1,137 points (GoHeels.com)

UNC Tops ACC Preseason Field Hockey Poll, Hoffman, van't Hoog Named All-ACC

North Carolina received 31 points and is the preseason favorite to claim the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship, according to a vote of the league's seven head coaches. Duke and Syracuse were picked second with 27 points apiece, ahead of Louisville (22), Virginia (21), Wake Forest (12), and Boston College (7). (GoHeels.com)

Looking Back On A Year Of Service

UNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)

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