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Redshirt junior Rachel Black balances field hockey, academics
Walk-on redshirt junior Rachel Black stands at the end of the line of graduating players at the UNC field hockey team’s end-of-season tailgate. Though she has one year of eligibility remaining, Black plans on leaving UNC after this season to go to pharmacy school. She knows her education has prepared her for when she graduates. But that’s not on her mind now. She has a few thank yous to give.
UNC Field Hockey Advances With 2-1 Win Over Louisville
Third-ranked UNC got out to a 2-0 lead then held on to earn a 2-1 victory against No. 9 Louisville Thursday in a first-round game at the Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship, being played on the campus of the University of Virginia. At University Hall Turf Field, the Tar Heels got goals from seniors Nina Notman and Emily Wold in the win.
Four Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Field Hockey Honors
UNC senior Emily Wold became just the 13th player in ACC field hockey history to earn All-ACC honors four times as the conference announced this year’s honors on Wednesday, the eve of the ACC Championships. Wold was joined on the first team by two other Tar Heels, senior Nina Notman and junior Julia Young. Senior Casey Di Nardo was named to the second team.
No. 3 UNC Field Hockey Honors Seniors, Beats No. 19 ODU 5-1
Rain couldn’t dampen the mood Sunday as the North Carolina field hockey program honored its four seniors and earned a top-20 win over long-time rival Old Dominion at Francis E. Henry Stadium. After trailing early, No. 3 UNC stormed back for a 5-1 win over 19th-ranked Old Dominion to improve to 15-2 on the season. The Lady Monarchs fell to 9-9.
Eva van’t Hoog makes herself a new home at UNC
Leaving your family for your first year of college can be tough, especially when home is 4,050 miles away. This is the situation for North Carolina field hockey first-year Eva van’t Hoog. For the midfielder hailing from Den Haag, Netherlands, going across the ocean for college was no easy task. “Being away from my family is really the only hard part,” she said.
No. 3 UNC Field Hockey Falls At No. 7 Wake Forest
The third-ranked UNC field hockey team fell 3-2 at No. 7 Wake Forest Friday, losing for just the second time all season after trailing through most of the game. The Tar Heels mounted a comeback in the final 10 minutes of play at Kentner Stadium but weren’t able to scratch all the way back from an early 3-0 deficit. UNC is now 13-2 overall and 4-2 in ACC play.
Tar Heels Serve The Community For Carolina Outreach
UNC students were on fall break last Thursday and Friday, giving Tar Heels the chance to rest, catch up on school work and in some cases head home for the weekend. But many student-athletes who stayed in Chapel Hill for practice and competition also spent time helping out in the Chapel Hill community. Take a look at some recent Carolina Outreach outreach activities.
UNC Field Hockey Spends Free Afternoon At Ronald McDonald House
With UNC on fall break last Thursday, the Tar Heel field hockey team had some time on its hands. So following a morning practice in preparation for Friday’s home game against Duke, many of the players headed for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. The rest of fall break went well, too, with UNC picking up wins against No. 4 Duke at home and VCU on the road.
Karen Shelton records 600th win for UNC Field Hockey in 5-1 victory
The third-ranked North Carolina field hockey team got goals from five different players en route to a 5-1 win at VCU Sunday afternoon. UNC improved to 13-1 on the season with the win, while VCU fell to 4-10. The win was the 600th for UNC’s Karen Shelton, who is in her 35th season as the Tar Heels’ head coach and now has a career record of 600-151-9, all at UNC.
UNC Field Hockey Tops No. 4 Duke 2-1 At Henry Stadium
Third-ranked North Carolina held off fourth-ranked Duke to earn an Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey victory 2-1 Friday evening at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 12-1 on the season, 4-1 in conference play with the win, while Duke fell to 10-4 (2-3 ACC). UNC freshman Malin Evert scored the gamewinner in the sixth minute.
Not Their First Face-Off
The Carolina field hockey team is off to a hot 11-1 start and a No. 3 NFHCA national ranking after the Heels’ 8-1 thrashing of Longwood this past Friday. The team has been led this season by senior Emily Wold and surging sophomore Gab Major, who was named ACC Player of the Week for the second straight week after tying a school record with five goals against Virginia.
Van't Hoog's Hat Trick Leads UNC Field Hockey To Win Over Longwood
The third-ranked UNC field hockey team got six goals from true freshmen, including a hat trick from Eva van’t Hoog, and gained significant experience for its bench players Friday in earning its seventh consecutive win, 8-1 over visiting Longwood at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 11-1 overall and reached the eight-goals mark for the third game in a row.
No days off for UNC student-athletes
After his 8 AM class, Shakeel Rashad snags breakfast at Kenan Stadium, works on his online class for an hour and watches film for an hour and 15 minutes before heading to the weight room. From 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., he works out, then goes to get taped for practice before team meetings start at 2:10 p.m. Several different meetings run until 3:40 p.m. Then he has 25 minutes to get dressed and head to practice at 4:05 p.m.
Gab Major Repeats As ACC Field Hockey Player Of The Week
For the second week in a row, Tar Heel sophomore Gab Major has been honored as the ACC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week. The forward from Royersford, Pa., tied a school record with five goals in UNC’s 8-3 win at No. 4 Virginia on Friday. Major scored UNC’s second, third, fifth, seventh and eighth goals and also assisted on the first as the Tar Heels improved to 10-1.
Gab Major Leads UNC's 8-3 Win At Virginia
Gab Major tied a University of North Carolina program record with five goals in a driving rainstorm on Friday, leading the third-ranked Tar Heels to an 8-3 win at fourth-ranked Virginia. Major added an assist as Carolina posted its sixth consecutive victory. The Tar Heels improve to 10-1 overall, 3-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play this fall. UVA falls to 8-2, 2-2.