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UNC Rewards Seven Championship Coaches With New Contracts

UNC has agreed in principle on three-year contracts with five head coaches – Joe Breschi (men’s lacrosse), Anson Dorrance (women’s soccer), Sam Paul (men’s tennis), Karen Shelton (field hockey) and Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) – and is extending the contracts of women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell and women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Levy. (

No. 3 UNC Field Hockey Tops No. 20 Maine 3-1 In Homecoming For Bernatchez

Behind two goals from senior Lauren Moyer, the third-ranked UNC field hockey team won 3-1 over No. 20 Maine Sunday at the UMaine Field Hockey Complex. The Tar Heels improved to 6-2 with the win and now return home for matchups with the two teams atop the national rankings, No. 1 Syracuse on Friday and No. 2 Duke on Sunday. (

No. 3 UNC Field Hockey Falls 2-1 At No. 18 Boston College

The third-ranked North Carolina field hockey team fell to No. 18 Boston College Friday afternoon 2-1 in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at Newton Field Hockey Complex. The Tar Heels are now 5-2 on the season and 1-1 in ACC play while BC improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the ACC with its first win over UNC since 2008. (

UNC field hockey star Emma Bozek scores first goal since 2014

Before Saturday, Emma Bozek's last collegiate goal came nearly two years ago, when the UNC field hockey team lost to Syracuse in the 2014 national semifinal game. That goal was one of 16 Bozek scored that season, which placed her first on the roster in scoring. She was poised to feed off that campaign in 2015 — but a sequestered lung delayed her vision. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Field Hockey Earns Season's First Shutout In 6-0 Win Over VCU

The UNC field hockey team equaled its highest offensive output of the season and also notched its first shutout of the fall on Sunday afternoon, beating VCU 6-0 at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The third-ranked Tar Heels improved to 5-1 with their second home-field win of the weekend. “I’m very happy with the shutout,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. (

No. 3 UNC Field Hockey Beats No. 9 Wake Forest in ACC Opener

The third-ranked North Carolina field hockey team opened its home schedule with a win Saturday, beating No. 9 Wake Forest 4-1 in a game that was also the ACC opener for both teams. Four different Tar Heels scored as UNC improved to 4-1 on the season. Wake fell to 3-2. Redshirt freshman Catherine Hayden scored the first goal of her Tar Heel career. (

After Four Road Games, No. 3 UNC Field Hockey Ready For Home Weekend

The third-ranked North Carolina field hockey team will open the home portion of its season and also kick off Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday when it hosts No. 9 Wake Forest for a 1 p.m. game. There is no charge for admission to Francis E. Henry Stadium. The Tar Heels follow that with another home game, on Sunday against VCU. (

I'm A Tar Heel: Lauren Moyer

The people I have met at Carolina have become some of the most influential people in my life. These individuals come in the form of coaches, teammates and other athletes. They taught me everything I now know about work ethic, discipline and commitment. Not only have these people taught me invaluable life lessons, they are relationships that will last a lifetime. (

Bernatchez Leads UNC Field Hockey In 6-2 Win At Penn

Senior Kristy Bernatchez scored twice to lead UNC to a 6-2 win at Penn Sunday. The Tar Heels improved to 3-1 with their highest scoring total of the fall. “We made progress on the weekend,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. “I thought we played better today than we did on Friday. We’re starting to move the ball better and become better connected.” (

No. 1 Tar Heels Top No. 15 Princeton 2-1 in Field Hockey

The top-ranked UNC field hockey team closed the first half with a goal and then added another midway through the second half to earn a 2-1 win Friday afternoon at No. 15 Princeton. The Tar Heels improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Tigers fell to 0-1. Both of Carolina’s goals came on penalty corners. (

Carolina Field Hockey Earns 4-1 Win Over Iowa

After opening the season Saturday with a last-second loss, the North Carolina field hockey team found much more to enjoy in Sunday’s matchup with Iowa. UNC scored early and often en route to a 4-1 win over the Hawkeyes in the Tar Heels’ second game of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, played at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium. (

How former UNC athletes fared in the 2016 Rio Olympics

Fifteen athletes competing in the games were former Tar Heels. Of those 15, only one former UNC athlete came home with a medal. Despite a notorious lack of playing time, Harrison Barnes won gold with the USA Men’s Basketball Team. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 1 UNC Field Hockey Falls To No. 10 Michigan In Season-Opener

The UNC field hockey team suffered its first season-opening loss since 2002 on Saturday, falling to Michigan 1-0 in a hard-to-swallow manner. “There’s not a worse way to lose than when there’s no time on the clock on a penalty corner,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. In the ACC-Big Ten Challenge at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium, the longtime rivals played 70 scoreless minutes. (

Fall Sports Calendar Heats Up At UNC

Fall sports season is officially in full swing on campus. The UNC men’s soccer season gets underway Friday night as the #8 Tar Heels host Cal Poly, 7:30 pm at Fetzer Field. Carolina also hosts St. Louis on Sunday at 7:30. Also this weekend, UNC women’s soccer is in Florida: Friday evening they’re in Fort Myers facing Florida Gulf Coast at 7 pm; then on Sunday they’re in Boca Raton, taking on Florida Atlantic at 1:00. (

UNC Field Hockey Leads National And Conference Polls

The UNC field hockey team opens the season ranked No. 1 in both the national and ACC preseason polls. Additionally, seniors Emma Bozek and Julia Young have been named to the Preseason All-ACC Team. At the start of last season, UNC was picked No. 1 in the ACC preseason poll and No. 2 in the national poll. Both predictions proved accurate. (

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