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Hayley Carter Earns No. 2 Overall Seed for NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Tournament, Three Tar Heels Selected

Looking to avenge last season’s loss in the national championship match, UNC senior Hayley Carter earned the No. 2 overall seed for this year’s NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Tournament. The top seed a year ago, Carter (35-3) leads a group of three Tar Heels who will participate in the 64-player event. While Carter–the two-time ACC Player of the Year–picked up an automatic bid by virtue of winning the conference tournament, sophomore Jessie Aney (35-6, ranked No. 35) and freshman Sara Daavettila (39-8, ranked No. 18) garnered two of the NCAA’s 52 at-large bids. Carter and Aney will also be...

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UNC Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Find Out NCAA Tournament Destinations

The brackets for the NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse tournaments were released Sunday evening, with UNC guaranteed a berth in each event since both Tar Heel teams won their respective ACC Tournaments. Head coach Joe Breschi and the UNC men’s team (8-7) pulled off a pair of stunning upsets in Durham to reach the big dance–where they will travel to face No. 8 Albany (14-2) in the first round on Saturday. On the women’s side, the Tar Heels (16-2) earned the No. 2 overall seed and a first round bye. UNC will begin its tournament run at Fetzer Field...

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UNC Stays at No. 3 in D1Baseball Top 25

After taking the weekend off from an ACC series thanks to final exams, the UNC baseball team held its spot at No. 3 in the most recent D1Baseball.com Top 25. The Tar Heels (37-9) played just one game this past week, a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Richmond Spiders. Head coach Mike Fox and company are ranked behind No. 1 Oregon State and No. 2 Louisville once again–with Texas Tech and Florida rounding out the top five. Other ACC teams ranked include: No. 8 Clemson, No. 13 Virginia and No. 21 Wake Forest. Only the SEC–which has six schools...

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William Blumberg Named ACC Men’s Tennis Freshman of the Year, Three Tar Heels Named to All-ACC Roster

With awards season in full swing this week, the ACC announced its men’s tennis honors Thursday morning. UNC’s William Blumberg took home the league’s Freshman of the Year award, while joining teammates Ronnie Schneider and Robert Kelly on the All-ACC teams. Both Blumberg and Schneider were First Team selections, while Kelly was named to the Second Team. The fifth Tar Heel to win ACC Freshman of the year, Blumberg has risen to No. 28 in the national rankings after posting a 21-2 record in singles play this spring–including a perfect 11-0 mark against conference competition. For Schneider–the nation’s 21st-ranked...

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Tar Heel Attacker Chris Cloutier Named National Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

After leading the UNC men’s lacrosse team to an improbable ACC Tournament Championship over the weekend, junior attacker Chris Cloutier was named the National Offensive Player of the Week by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Although the Tar Heels entered the conference tournament as the No. 4 seed–and with just a 6-7 record–Cloutier scored six goals and dished out three assists over the course of UNC’s two wins in Durham. First was a 16-15 upset over top-ranked Syracuse in the semifinals, followed by a convincing 14-10 victory over No. 6 Notre Dame in the championship game. Cloutier was...

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NCAA Honors Eight UNC Teams for Top Academic Progress Rates

Eight different UNC teams were recognized Wednesday by the NCAA for finishing in the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates for their respective sports. Those teams include: men’s and women’s tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, women’s golf, women’s fencing, men’s cross country and men’s soccer. The APR measures a team’s academic success by tracking the progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. It accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation. This year’s award is based on multi-year rates from data including 2012-13 to 2015-16. Notre Dame (14), Duke (12) and Boston College (12) were the only schools in the ACC with...

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Women’s Lax: Molly Hendrick, Marie McCool Earn ACC Attacker and Midfielder of the Year

Wednesday marked the release of the ACC’s Individual Women’s Lacrosse Awards, with a pair of Tar Heels being recognized. Senior Molly Hendrick–who leads UNC (16-2) with 66 goals entering the NCAA Tournament–was named the league’s Attacker of the Year. Meanwhile, junior Marie McCool earned the distinction as the ACC Midfielder of the Year after tallying 42 goals and 16 assists so far this season. McCool also leads the Tar Heels with 18 turnovers caused on the defensive end. Hendrick and McCool each helped a loaded UNC squad rise to the No. 2 national ranking, while winning both the ACC...

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Theo Pinson to Return for Senior Season at UNC

It took point guard Joel Berry less than two days after declaring for the NBA Draft to decide he, instead, wanted to return for his senior season at UNC. For wing Theo Pinson, it didn’t take much longer–as the Greensboro native announced Wednesday he, too, will remove his name from draft consideration and return to play out his final year in a Tar Heel uniform. “I’m glad I took the time to explore the NBA Draft process but I am going to play my senior year as a Tar Heel,” Pinson said, in a statement released by the university....

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UNC Women’s Tennis Earns No. 2 Overall Seed for NCAA Tournament

The NCAA released its bracket for this year’s Division I Women’s Tennis Tournament, with UNC receiving the No. 2 overall seed. Having won both the ACC regular season and tournament championships, the Tar Heels (30-2) earned a national seed for the 15th time in 16 years under head coach Brian Kalbas. This also means UNC will have the luxury of hosting the first two rounds in Chapel Hill at the Cone Kenfield Tennis Center. The Florida Gators (23-3) were the team handed the No. 1 overall seed. The ACC placed eight teams into the event. Furman (23-5) will be...

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Crucial Error Lets UNC Baseball Walk-Off as Winners vs. Richmond

For the second time in three days, the third-ranked UNC baseball team picked up a walk-off victory. This time, though, it got a little bit of help. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium, Richmond right fielder Caleb Ward misplayed a ball hit by Tar Heel sophomore Kyle Datres–which allowed Brian Miller to cross home plate and give UNC a 5-4 win. The error helped the Tar Heels (37-9) complete yet another late-inning rally, as the Spiders (14-28) crawled out of an early 3-0 deficit and built a 4-3 lead...

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