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Where Are They Now? Former UNC Women's Lacrosse Player Carly Reed

Since her playing days came to a close in Chapel Hill, Carly Reed started her own company and has made her debut in the Women's Professional Lacrosse League. ILWomen recently caught up with Reed on what she's been up to on and off the field. Almost immediately after she graduated, Reed launched On The Line, a members-only lifestyle brand. (Inside Lacrosse)

Three Future Tar Heels To Play In Girl's Lacrosse Under Armour All-America Game

A trio of incoming UNC freshmen will play in the Under Armour All-America Girls Lacrosse Game on June 30. Future Tar Heel midfielders Elizabeth Hillman (Bel Air, Md.) and Tayler Warehime (Manchester, Md.) and defender Gabi Hall (Bel Air, Md.) will suit up for the South team. The game will be played at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field. (

Five Future Tar Heels To Play In Under Armour Lacrosse All-America Game

Five incoming members of UNC's men's lacrosse team will compete this month in the 13th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game. Final rosters were announced by Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse on May 22 with teams being divided into North and South team units. Forty-eight 2018 high school alumni will compete in the game. (

Four Tar Heels Set To Play In 2018 MLL All-Star Game

Four former University of North Carolina men's lacrosse players will be on the field on Thursday, June 28 at Harvard Stadium as the Major League Lacrosse All-Stars meet Team USA in a contest that begins at 7 p.m. Attackman Marcus Holman, all-star player for the Ohio Machine, will be competing for Team USA as it goes up against the MLL All-Stars. (

Marie McCool Leads Three Tar Heel IWLCA All-Americas

National Midfielder of the Year Marie McCool led three University of North Carolina players on the 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I All-America team, the IWLCA announced Thursday. Sophomore Katie Hoeg joined McCool in the IWLCA first team, while McCool's fellow senior Ela Hazar made the third team. (

Former UNC Lacrosse Captain Graham Harden Inspires Others While Battling ALS

Graham Harden, a captain of the unbeaten 1991 NCAA champion UNC men’s team and William F. Schmeisser Award winner as the Division I Outstanding Defenseman of the Year, has kept coaching the Mariemont girls — and the school’s boys’ team, too — since being diagnosed in 2016 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. (US Lacrosse Magazine)

UNC Women's Lacrosse 2018 Season Review

The North Carolina women's lacrosse team (17-4, 6-1 ACC) posted another successful season in 2018, winning its third consecutive ACC championship and reaching the NCAA semifinals for the seventh time in the last 10 years. The Tar Heels won a pair of NCAA Tournament home games before losing to eventual national champion James Madison in the semifinals. (

Marie McCool Nominated For Honda Award

Marie McCool of UNC is among four nominees for the 2018 Honda Sport Award for Lacrosse. McCool was named the 2018 ACC Midfielder of the Year and is a two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist. The senior is also a two-time Honda Award nominee and a two-time first-team All-America. She is also the reigning ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women's lacrosse. (

UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic Sports

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (

UNC Women's Lacrosse Finishes No. 4 In IWLCA Poll

The UNC women's lacrosse team finished fourth in the final Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Poll of the season. The Tar Heels finished with a record of 17-4, including 6-1 in the ACC, and reached the NCAA Tournament semifinals before losing to eventual national champion James Madison. UNC finished in the top five for the 10th season in a row. (

She Did it All: Marie McCool's Career Ends at North Carolina — But Not Without a Fight

With UNC down 15-11 and less than a minute to play in her career, senior Marie McCool wasn’t ready to hang ‘em up. She charged toward the net, fired high and scored. It was her 183rd goal as a Tar Heel, good for fourth on the school’s all-time ledger, and her last. “Even though there wasn’t much time left, I wasn’t going to give up,” McCool said, fighting back tears. (Inside Lacrosse)

Marie McCool's Legacy Lives on Past North Carolina's Semifinal Loss to JMU

With 31 seconds left in North Carolina’s final game of 2018 against the same team that handed it its season-opening loss, Marie McCool drives past James Madison's leader Haley Warden and whips a diving goal into the upper left hand corner of the net. It was one for the highlights, but it was also McCool’s final score of her illustrious Tar Heel career. (US Lacrosse Magazine)

James Madison Downs Tar Heels, 15-12, In NCAA Women's Lacrosse Semis

Third-seeded James Madison (21-1) jumped out to an early, 3-0 lead it would never relinquish, beating third-seeded North Carolina (17-4) by a score of 15-12 in the NCAA Tournament semifinals at LaValle Stadium on Friday evening. The loss snapped UNC's 11-game winning streak. Marie McCool had two goals and four assists in her final college game to lead the Tar Heels. (

Long Islanders Jamie Ortega, Taylor Moreno have a chance to win women’s lacrosse title with UNC

Jamie Ortega chose to play collegiately at North Carolina for the chance to chase national championships. Well, here’s her chance. The freshman is one of six Long Island talents for No. 2 UNC (17-3), which opens the NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse semifinals at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium on Friday with a 5 p.m. tilt against No. 3 James Madison (20-1). (Newsday)

Top four seeds share one goal at women's lacrosse national championships

Long Island is a hub of lacrosse, making it the perfect setting for the culmination of the 2018 season. The top four seeds in the NCAA tournament, Maryland, North Carolina, James Madison and Boston College, are into the final four. The national championship will be noon on Sunday on ESPNU. Here's what to expect at Friday's national semifinals in Stony Brook, New York. (

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