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Marie McCool Nominated For Sportswoman Of The Year Award

UNC senior midfielder Marie McCool is one of 10 nominees for the 2017 Sportswoman of the Year Award, given by the Women's Sports Foundation. McCool is the only lacrosse player on the list of nominees. McCool was the 2017 ACC Midfielder of the Year, leading Carolina to the ACC regular season and tournament championships for the second consecutive year. (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)

McCool World

Marie McCool returns to Chapel Hill this month with some extra hardware in tow: the senior midfielder for the UNC women's lacrosse spent her summer with the U.S. Women's National Team, and, in the span of three and a half weeks, the team won gold medals at the FIL Women's World Cup in England and the World Games in Poland. "It's been pretty crazy." (Argyle Report)

UNC Athletic Facilities Construction Live Updates

Construction is well underway on a series of new UNC athletics facilities, including the football indoor practice facility, the soccer and lacrosse stadium, the track & field and practice fields complex near Finley Golf Course and the field hockey complex. Tar Heel fans can keep up with the progress of the construction with live footage of the projects as they're built. (GoHeels.com)

A summer update on former and current Tar Heel athletes

Here’s a roundup of how some UNC athletes have done recently. Several former men’s Tar Heels won the Gold Cup with the US men’s soccer team, but as you may expect, the women’s national team also has some former UNC players. Midfielder Allie Long and forward Crystal Dunn are both on the USWNT’s roster for the Tournament of Champions. (Tar Heel Blog)

Big Day For Marie McCool In U.S. Women's Lacrosse Win

Nine different players scored for the U.S., Women's Lacrosse team which again caused fits for Great Britain with its full-field ride. Great Britain committed 22 turnovers after coughing up the ball 33 times in a 14-6 loss to the U.S. in preliminaries Friday. Rising University of North Carolina senior Marie McCool had two goals and an assist in the American victory. (GoHeels.com)

U.S. Women's Lacrosse Advances To World Games Semis

Brooke Griffin (Maryland '15) scored four goals and Alyssa Murray (Syracuse '14) added three goals and four assists to lead the United States to a 14-6 victory over Great Britain to start the second day of lacrosse preliminaries at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Former North Carolina defender Kristen Carr scored a goal for the second consecutive day in the win. (GoHeels.com)

Three Tar Heels Score in 20-0 U.S. Women's Lacrosse Win

Three UNC products scored goals Thursday as the United States national women's lacrosse team blanked Poland, 20-0, in the lacrosse debut in The World Games, a non-Olympic event hosted by the International World Games Association. Rising Tar Heel senior Marie McCool and UNC alumnae Kristen Carr and Jen Russell each scored for the Americans. (GoHeels.com)

Spring sports at UNC experience crushing defeats

Every team has those losses its players and fans would rather not talk about. This spring, there were two more losses to add to that running list. And since time heals all wounds, it’s time to take another look at these defeats from May and June. The North Carolina women’s lacrosse program has been a long-standing model of consistency and success. (Daily Tar Heel)

Marie McCool Helps U.S. Down Canada For Women's Lacrosse World Title

North Carolina products Marie McCool and Laura Zimmerman each scored twice as the United States withstood its toughest test of the last 10 days, defeating Canada 10-5 in the gold medal game of the FIL Women's World Cup on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England. Former Tar Heel defender Jen Russell was named to the All-World Team. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC Athletes Among Group Buying Carolina Coffee Shop

Last month, a group of investors bought the Carolina Coffee Shop, a Franklin Street institution, which had been on the market this spring. Among the investors are UNC soccer legend Heather O’Reilly and her husband David Werry, a former UNC lacrosse player. The 95-year-old Carolina Coffee Shop is the oldest restaurant in Chapel Hill still operating in its original location. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

Jen Russell Leads U.S. Past Australia in Women's Lacrosse World Cup

A dominating stretch midway through the first half carried the United States women's lacrosse team to a 15-8 victory over longtime nemesis Australia during pool play at the 2017 FIL Rathbones World Cup in Guildford, England on Friday afternoon. Former North Carolina All-America Jen Russell, a veteran defender for the U.S. team, was named the Player of the Match. (GoHeels.com)

Marie McCool Helps Lead U.S. Past Scotland in Women's Lacrosse World Cup

North Carolina senior Marie McCool scored three goals as the United States opened defense of its women's lacrosse world championship with a 19-3 victory over Scotland at the 2017 FIL Rathbones World Cup in Guildford, England on Thursday. Tar Heel alumna Laura Zimmerman also scored a goal for the USA. A record 25 nations are competing in the World Cup. (GoHeels.com)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

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