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Seven UNC Coaches Receive New Contracts

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That seems to be the mantra that the UNC Athletic Department is operating under, as it was announced Thursday that the school came to an agreement on brand new three-year deals for five of its head coaches and extended the contracts of two more. The group receiving the multi-year deals consists of: Anson Dorrance (women’s soccer), Sam Paul (men’s tennis), Joe Breschi (men’s lacrosse), Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) and Karen Shelton (field hockey). Believe it or not, it’s the first multi-year deal for each of the coaches listed above. All five of them...

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Jenny Levy Honored as National Coach of the Year

In the world of college athletics, winning championships and awards typically leads to two things. More championships. More awards. Longtime UNC women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy received another reminder of that fact on Tuesday, when she was named the Division I National Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. The honor comes just over a month after Levy led the Tar Heels to their second national championship in four years. Since building the program from scratch 21 years ago, she has risen to fourth on the NCAA’s all-time coaching wins list, while taking the Tar Heels...

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U.S. Lacrosse Selects 12 Tar Heels For Women’s National Team Tryouts

What more can the UNC women’s lacrosse program do to assert its dominance? The Tar Heels–fresh off an NCAA Championship win over Maryland–have won two of the last four national titles, while appearing in three finals over that stretch. Now their head coach, Jenny Levy, can say she coached 12 of the 105 players–11.4 percent of them to be exact–selected to try out for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Carly Reed (Class of 2017) was the lone UNC attacker to make the cut–coming off a season where she scored 29 goals and dished out eight assists. Goalie Caylee Waters...

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UNC’s Jenny Levy Named National Coach of the Year

UNC women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy has been named the 2016 National Coach of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine. Levy coached the Tar Heels to a national championship victory on top-seeded Maryland in May. Senior defender Mallory Frysinger, sophomore midfielder Marie McCool and senior attacker Aly Messinger were honored individually as All-Americans. UNC won both the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA Tournaments for the second time and finished the season on a school-record 17-game winning streak. This is the second time Levy has been named Coach of the Year; the first time was after Carolina won the national title...

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Healthy Competition Motivated UNC’s Lacrosse Teams to National Titles

Success breeds success. Within the UNC athletic program, it’s a motto that promotes good-spirited competition between each of the different Tar Heel teams. Nowhere was it more evident than in Philadelphia this past weekend, when the school’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams each defeated Maryland on back-to-back days to win national championships. Following the women’s title victory on Sunday, head coach Jenny Levy gave her team the option to fly home that night or stay an extra day to watch the men’s championship game on Monday. Even though staying meant having to ride home on a bus, they all...

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Carly Reed Lifts UNC Women’s Lax Past Penn State, Into Title Game

Just over a minute into Friday’s NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Semifinal between No. 3 UNC and the Penn State Nittany Lions, Tar Heel midfielder Carly Reed received a pass from teammate Aly Messinger and put it in the back of the net. That was simply foreshadowing for what was to come. The junior from Alexandria, Virginia ended up scoring five times, as UNC survived a late Penn State rally to win by a score of 12-11–lifting head coach Jenny Levy’s Tar Heels to their second straight National Championship Game appearance, and third in the last four seasons. By holding off the...

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Women’s Lax: No. 3 UNC Sends Duke Packing, Moves to NCAA Quarters

Looking to turn its recently-earned ACC Championship into something more, the No. 3 UNC women’s lacrosse team first had to take care of an old rival in its NCAA Tournament opener. The Tar Heels showed no signs of being intimidated however, turning up the heat in the second half of their 15-10 win over the Duke Blue Devils at Fetzer Field on Sunday. Duke played UNC tight in the Tar Heels’ 7-6 win in the ACC Tournament back on April 29, but the Blue Devils weren’t able to hang around for all 60 minutes this time. Not once during...

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Jenny Levy Named ACC Coach Of The Year

UNC women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Levy has been named the 2016 ACC Coach of the Year. This is the fourth time Levy has won the award, dating back to 1997, with her most recent before this year being 2010. Levy led the Tar Heels to a 16-2 record, currently riding a 13-game winning streak. The 3rd-ranked Tar Heels have only lost to top-ranked Maryland and No. 2 Florida. Both losses were by one goal. The reigning ACC Tournament champions have received an automatic qualification for the NCAA Tournament. Seeds will be announced...

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No One Scapegoating Hatchell

When the NCAA leveled devastating penalties on the Penn State football program in 2012, the NCAA also declared Penn State football players would be permitted to transfer without the NCAA’s standard transfer restrictions. Onlookers expected a massive exodus of players, but that exodus never happened. Some players left, but the Penn State coaching staff was able to retain most. The same cannot be said for the UNC women’s basketball staff, and they haven’t even received NCAA penalties yet. Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s contract extends three more years, to 2018. Three other UNC coaches, including women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy,...

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