Karen Shelton

UNC Field Hockey Defeats UCONN in OT Thriller, Moves on to NCAA Finals

Making their eighth straight appearance in the Field Hockey Final Four, No. 4 UNC showed it has much bigger goals on Friday than just sticking to the normal routine. Playing in Norfolk, Virginia, the Tar Heels received an overtime goal from star forward Lauren Moyer to defeat the No. 6 UCONN Huskies 2-1 and officially advance to the NCAA Championship Game on Sunday. Sophomore forward Malin Evert’s pass found Moyer–who leads the team with 23 goals this season–and ended the game in the 81st minute. “We talk about passing the ball and being unselfish and that goal was a...

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Tar Heels Upset No. 2 Maryland, Advance to Eighth Straight Field Hockey Final Four

Head coach Karen Shelton said Saturday after the UNC field hockey team’s NCAA First Round victory that she considered her Tar Heels the underdogs heading into their matchup with No. 2 Maryland in the Quarterfinals. Based on the results, though, it’s tough to imagine this Tar Heel team being underdogs against anyone–as No. 4 UNC defeated the Terrapins 3-0 at the Maryland Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex to advance to its eighth straight Final Four. After posting four shutouts the entire regular season, UNC and senior goalie Shannon Johnson have now posted back-to-back shutouts in the NCAA Tournament on...

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UNC Shuts Out Stanford, Advances to NCAA Field Hockey Quarterfinals

Much like their women’s soccer counterparts, the UNC field hockey team began its NCAA Tournament with an emphatic shutout victory. The fourth-ranked Tar Heels knocked off the No. 12 Stanford Cardinal 3-0 on Saturday in their first round matchup at Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. Just three and a half minutes into the game, UNC (18-5) received the only goal it would need off the stick of sophomore Eva van’t Hoog–who rebounded a blocked shot and put it past Stanford keeper Kelsey Bing. Sophomore Ashley Hoffman added to the lead with a goal in the 27th minute, while...

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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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UNC Field Hockey Coach Named Regional Coach of the Year

UNC field hockey head coach Karen Shelton has been named the South Region Coach of the Year. The National Field Hockey Coaches of America announced the regional selections on Wednesday. Shelton finished up her 35th year leading the Carolina field hockey team this season. The 2015 Tar Heel field hockey team finished 21-3 on the season, winning the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and finishing as the NCAA runner-up. UNC made a record 32nd NCAA Tournament appearance this year and its seventh consecutive trip to the final four, according to the university. Shelton accumulated her 600th coaching win of her...

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