North Carolina Tar Heels field hockey

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North Carolina Tar Heels field hockey
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Coach Karen Shelton (27th)
Stadium Francis E. Henry Stadium
(capacity: 1,086)
Nickname Tar Heels
Colors
  Carolina blue & white
NCAA Tournament Champions
1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2009
Conference Tournament Champions
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

The North Carolina Tar Heels field hockey team represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I field hockey.

Home venues[edit]

North Carolina have played at Francis E. Henry Stadium on campus since 1998. The stadium is shared with the women's lacrosse team and seats over 1,000 fans.

Individual honors[edit]

Name   Year(s)  
Honda Award Rachel Dawson 2007
Leslie Lyness 1989
Cindy Werley 1996, 1997
All-America Selection Peggy Anthon 1990
Kate Barber 1995, 1996, 1997
Lori Bruney 1986, 1987
Cinda Carpenter 1993
Jennifer Clark 1990, 1991
Amy Cox 1992
Rachel Dawson 2004, 2007
Joy Driscoll 1995
Maryellen Falcone 1986, 1987
Katelyn Falgowski 2009, 2011
Jesse Gey 2007
Barbara Hansen 1994
Laurel Hershey 1990
Louise Hines 1984, 1985
Judith Jonckheer 1985
Kelsey Keeran 2003, 2004
Jackie Kintzer 2009, 2010
Kelsey Kolojejchick 2009, 2010, 2011
Carrie Lingo 2001
Leslie Lyness 1988, 1989
Kristen McCann 2000
Nancy Pelligreen 1998
  Mary Sentementes   1983, 1984
Kathy Staley 1989
Peggy Storrar 1993
Jana Toepel 1998, 1999, 2000
Amy Tran 2000
Katy Tran 2005
Caitlin Van Sickle 2010, 2011
Cindy Werley 1994, 1996, 1997
Jana Withrow 1996, 1997
Tracey Yurgin 1987
ACC Player(s) of the Year Kate Barber 1995
Amy Cox 1992
Rachel Dawson 2004, 2007
Barbara Hansen 1994
Leslie Lyness 1989
Kristen McCann 2000
Caitlin Van Sickle 2010, 2011, 2012
Cindy Werley 1996, 1997
  National Coach of the Year   Karen Shelton   1994, 1995, 1996, 2007  
ACC Coach of the Year Karen Shelton 1986, 1987, 1988, 1999,
1994, 2000, 2004, 2007

Jerseys number seven (for Leslie Lyness) and number thirteen (for Cindy Werley) have been retired. Lyness, Werley, and Laurel Hershey represented the United States at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

All-time record[edit]

Field hockey has been played at North Carolina since the 1940s, but only became a varsity sport in 1971 when the school were a charter member of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW). The team won several state AIAW championships and finished second twice in the AIAW Southern Region II tournament before joining the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the 1982 season.

The players, coaches, and support staff of the 2007 Tar Heels, winners of the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA championships, are honored by President of the United States George W. Bush at the White House in 2008.
Year Head Coach Overall ACC ACC Tournament NCAA Tournament
1971 Beth Ross 0–0 - - -
1972   Chip Johnson   0–0 - - -
1973 Ann Gregory 0–0 - - -
1974 4-3-2 - - -
1975 4-2-1 - - -
1976 Dolly Hunter 4-6-1 - - -
1977 13-4-1 - - -
1978 18-5 - - -
1979 11-5-1 - - -
1980 8-7 - - -
1981 Karen Shelton 8-9-1 - - -
1982 11-8 - - -
1983 13-4-3 2–0 Champions First round
1984 14-5 3-0 Champions First round
1985 13-4 2-1 Champions Second round
1986 19-3 3–0 Champions Semifinals
1987 19-2 2-1 Champions Runner up
1988 18-2 3-0 Champions Second round
1989 20-2 3-0 Champions Champions
1990 20-4 2-1 Champions Runner up
1991 15-6-1 2-1 Champions Runner up
1992 14-7-1 4-0 Runner up Semifinals
1993 16-3-3 3-1 Champions Runner up
1994 21-2 8–0 Champions Runner up
1995 24-0 8–0 Champions Champions
1996 23-1 8-0 Champions Champions
1997 20-3 3-1 Champions Champions
1998 13-8 2-2 Semifinals Second round
1999 16-6 2-2 Semifinals Second round
2000 20-4 4-0 Runner up Runner up
2001 14-7 2-2 Semifinals First round
2002 9-1 3-1 Semifinals -
2003 16-6 2-2 Semifinals First round
2004 21-2 4-0 Champions Second round
2005 14-7 2-3 Semifinals First round
2006 13-9 1-4 Semifinals First round
2007 24-0 5-0 Champions Champions
2008 14-6 3-2 Semifinal First round
2009 20-2 4-1 First round Champions
2010 22-2 4-1 Runner up Runner up
2011 23-2 5-0 Champions Runner up
2012 23-3 6-0 Champions Runner up

References[edit]

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