Jenny Levy

UNC Adds Former National Player of the Year Kara Cannizzaro to Women’s Lacrosse Staff

The UNC women’s lacrosse team added a new member to its staff on Thursday, as head coach Jenny Levy announced that Kara Cannizzaro will become the Tar Heels’ Director of Operations. Cannizzaro made her name in Chapel Hill as a midfielder playing under Levy–taking home National Player of the Year honors back in 2013 while leading UNC to its first national championship. This includes a phenomenal performance in that year’s NCAA Championship game which saw Cannizzaro score four goals and dish out two assists in a triple overtime thriller against then-undefeated Maryland. She has spent the last two seasons...

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Navy Stuns UNC Women’s Lacrosse, Eliminates Tar Heels in NCAA Quarterfinals

All season long, the UNC women’s lacrosse team has played like it’s hell bent on repeating as national champions–often blowing out inferior squads with reckless abandon. Saturday afternoon, the Navy Midshipmen put a shocking end to the Tar Heels’ incredible season–using a 6-1 run over the final 16 minutes to win by a score of 16-14 in the final game at the old Fetzer Field. UNC (17-3) trailed for much of the first half, but scored five straight goals early in the second half to claim a 13-10 lead. From there, however, the Midshipmen (18-4) reasserted their will–putting together...

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Four UNC Women’s Lacrosse Players Named All-Americans

The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association released its annual All-American teams on Wednesday–with four Tar Heels included as part of the list. Senior attacker Molly Hendrick and junior midfielder Marie McCool were each First Team selections, while attackers Ela Hazar and Sammy Jo Tracy found their names on the Third Team. Hendrick has currently amassed a school record 69 goals this season for head coach Jenny Levy, while taking home the ACC Attacker of the Year award–as well as the MVP trophy in the ACC Tournament. McCool is one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award–given annually to the top...

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UNC Women’s Lacrosse Blows Out Virginia, Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals

The second-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team began its quest for a second straight national title with a bang on Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field. Carly Reed scored a career-high six goals for the Tar Heels, while Marie McCool added five of her own–as UNC rolled to a 23-12 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA Tournament. In addition to Reed and McCool’s huge scoring outbursts, UNC also received hat tricks from Sammy Jo Tracy and Molly Hendrick. By the time it was all said and done, the Tar Heels (17-2) had racked up more goals in a single...

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UNC Women’s Lax Blows Out Syracuse, Wins ACC Championship

Syracuse found out the hard way Sunday afternoon, that there’s not too much anyone can do to stop UNC senior attacker Molly Hendrick. Hendrick’s seven goals–and career-high nine points–led the way for the top-seeded Tar Heel women’s lacrosse team, as it defeated the No. 2 seed Orange 18-11 at Richmond’s Sports Backers Stadium. The win clinched a second straight ACC Tournament Championship for head coach Jenny Levy’s squad–which will now look to defend last year’s national title. Syracuse (15-6) opened the game on a 4-0 run, but from that point on Hendrick and the Tar Heels would not be...

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Women’s Lacrosse: UNC Reaches ACC Final for Seventh Time in Eight Seasons After Defeating Boston College

Led by five goals in the first half from First Team All-ACC attacker Molly Hendrick, the third-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team qualified for its seventh conference tournament final in the last eight seasons. The Tar Heels knocked off the Boston College Eagles in the ACC Semifinals by a score of 17-14 on Friday in Richmond, to earn a rematch against Syracuse for all the marbles. UNC (15-2) scored seven straight goals in the first half after Boston College notched the opening tally, and never looked back. Ela Hazar and Marie McCool helped ease the offensive load on Hendrick by...

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UNC Women’s Lacrosse Smashes Duke, Advances to ACC Semifinals

For the second time in less than a week, the third-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team laid an absolute smackdown on the rival Duke Blue Devils–this one coming during the ACC Quarterfinals. Thursday afternoon saw the Tar Heels sprint out to a 10-goal halftime lead in Richmond, on the way to an 18-6 victory. This comes just days after UNC (14-2) defeated the Blue Devils 19-7 in the regular season finale. Carly Reed scored four goals for the Tar Heels, while Sydney Holman chipped in three goals and three assists. First Team All-ACC midfielder Marie McCool scored once for UNC,...

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Hendrick Scores Seven Goals, Lifts UNC Women’s Lacrosse to Blowout Win vs. Duke

The third-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team clinched the ACC regular season championship on Saturday, defeating the rival Duke Blue Devils 19-7 in Durham at Koskinen Stadium. Senior attacker Molly Hendrick spearheaded the Tar Heel offense–notching a career-high seven goals as she matched Duke’s entire output as a team. Sydney Holman added two goals and four assists for UNC, while getting two more goals from Sammy Jo Tracy and a hat trick from Caroline Wakefield. The 19 goals were the most UNC (13-2, 6-1 ACC) has ever scored against Duke (8-8, 1-6 ACC). Head coach Jenny Levy’s team opened scoring...

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Marie McCool’s Seven Goals Lift UNC Women’s Lacrosse Past Louisville

The second-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team bullied its way to its ninth straight victory on Saturday, using a career day from midfielder Marie McCool to go on the road and defeat the No. 20 Louisville Cardinals 15-11. McCool scored a personal best seven goals in the game, while also chipping in an assist. One of just two active college players on the U.S. Women’s national team, McCool proved to be unstoppable against a Louisville team (10-5, 2-3 ACC) that opened the game by building a 7-3 lead. The junior then reeled off three straight goals before halftime, before scoring...

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UNC Women’s Lacrosse Takes Out No. 13 Northwestern

In a top-15 showdown on Sunday at Fetzer Field, the second-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team used a late scoring burst to defeat the No. 13 Northwestern Wildcats 17-12. Although it was tightly contested battle for most of the day, the Tar Heels (8-1, 1-0 ACC) scored seven of the last nine goals–all during the game’s final 13 minutes and change. Junior Maggie Bill scored two of her career high four goals during the stretch, while also recording three assists throughout the game. Bill’s effort led a prolific UNC offensive performance which saw midfielder Marie McCool also score four goals–along...

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