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Tar Heels Third In Final Fall Director's Cup Standings
UNC is in third place in the final fall sports Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. The Tar Heels amassed 342 points in the fall, including 90 by the field hockey team, which reached the final four for the 20th time and played in its 16th national championship game. Carolina is third nationally behind Stanford (479.5) and Syracuse (347.5).
Karen Shelton Named South Region Coach Of The Year
UNC field hockey head coach Karen Shelton has been named the South Region Coach of the Year, as selected by the National Field Hockey Coaches of America. Shelton, who is in her 35th year as UNC’s head coach, led the 2015 Tar Heels to a 21-3 record, an ACC Championship and an NCAA runner-up finish. UNC made its seventh consecutive trip to the final four.
Three Tar Heels Earn All-America Field Hockey Honors
North Carolina field hockey seniors Nina Notman and Emily Wold have been named to the 2015 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America first team. Junior Julia Young was named to the second team. Wold earned the honor for the third time in her career, becoming the sixth player in Tar Heel program history to earn first team honors three or more times.
Seven Tar Heels Earn All-Region Field Hockey Honors
Seven members of the 2015 UNC field hockey team have earned All-South Region honors, as announced Monday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Casey Di Nardo, Nina Notman, Emily Wold and Julia Young were named to the first team, and Ashley Hoffman, Gab Major and Eva van’t Hoog were named to the second team.
UNC Field Hockey Falls In National Championship Game
North Carolina made a second-half comeback but ultimately fell short in its quest for the seventh NCAA Field Hockey Championship in program history, losing 4-2 to Syracuse Sunday in the national title game at the University of Michigan’s Phyllis Ocker Field. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 1 in the nation and seeded No. 2 in the tournament field, finished their season 21-3.
UNC Field Hockey Meets Syracuse For National Championship
UNC’s 2015 field hockey season will reach its culmination Sunday as the top-ranked Tar Heels (21-2) take on Syracuse for the NCAA Championship. The teams meet at 1 p.m. at the University of Michigan’s Phyllis Ocker Field to determine which will wear this year’s crown. Top-seeded, second-ranked Syracuse (20-1) is playing for its first NCAA title.
UNC Field Hockey Advances To Title Game With 2-0 Win Over Duke
Freshman Malin Evert scored twice and the Tar Heel defense earned its sixth shutout of the season as top-ranked North Carolina beat No. 6 Duke Friday in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship semifinals. The Tar Heels (21-2) will play No. 2 Syracuse, which beat defending national champion Connecticut 3-1 in the first of Friday’s semifinal games, on Sunday at 1 p.m. for the NCAA championship.
Video: UNC Field Hockey Clinches Spot in NCAA Championship with 2-0 win vs. Duke
The second-seeded Tar Heels took down rival Duke 2-0 in the Final Four on November 20, 2015. Carolina will play the top-seeded Syracuse Orange in the final.
UNC Field Hockey Arrives In Michigan For Final Four Matchup With Duke
The North Carolina field hockey team arrived in Michigan Wednesday evening for this weekend’s NCAA final four. The top-ranked Tar Heels, seeded second in the tournament field, will meet Duke on Friday at 2:45 p.m. in the second national semifinal game. Top-seeded Syracuse and defending champion UConn meet in the first at noon.
UNC field hockey turns to experience, youth in tournament time
The UNC field hockey team survived its first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 1 Tar Heels, who entered the tournament as a second-seeded squad, defeated No. 15 Boston University 4-2 on Saturday and took down No. 10 Michigan 1-0 on Sunday. With the victories, UNC (20-2) is headed to its 20th Final Four, including its seventh in a row.
UNC Field Hockey Headed Back To Final Four After Shutout Of Michigan
The top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team beat No. 10 Michigan 1-0 Sunday to advance to its seventh consecutive NCAA semifinal and 20th in program history. Freshman Ashley Hoffman scored the game-winner on a first-half penalty corner. “I thought it was a fantastic game,” said UNC coach Karen Shelton, whose team is making an NCAA-best 32nd tournament appearance.
Top-Ranked UNC Field Hockey Advances With Win Over No. 15 Boston U
Top-ranked North Carolina advanced to the second round of NCAA Field Hockey Championship play with a 4-2 win over No. 15 Boston University Saturday afternoon in a first-round game at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The Tar Heels will take on No. 10 Michigan on Sunday at 2 p.m. for a spot in national semifinals. Michigan advanced with a 2-1 win over No. 7 Wake Forest.
Karen Shelton Inducted Into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
UNC field hockey coach Karen Shelton was among 15 honorees inducted Thursday into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the Sheraton Society Hill. This is the 12th class inducted into the Hall. Shelton moved to the Philadelphia area when she was in fifth grade, and that’s where she picked up the sport that would become so important in her life.
Video: UNC Field Hockey Beats #1 Syracuse for ACC Title - Highlights
North Carolina Sophomore Gab Major scored a game-winning goal in overtime to lead the no. 3 seed Tar Heels to a 2-1 victory against the no. 1 seed Syracuse. This is the Tar Heels 19th ACC title.
UNC Field Hockey Beats Undefeated Syracuse to Win 19th ACC Title
Third-ranked North Carolina claimed the 2015 ACC Field Hockey Championship Sunday with a 2-1 overtime victory against top-ranked and top-seeded Syracuse, which came into the game undefeated. It was UNC’s 19th ACC title, its first since 2012. Playing at the University of Virginia's University Hall Turf Field, the third-seeded Tar Heels improved to 18-2 overall.