North Carolina Tar Heels field hockey

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North Carolina Tar Heels
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University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Head coach Karen Shelton (39th season)
Conference ACC
Location Chapel Hill, NC
StadiumKaren Shelton Stadium
(Capacity: 1,000)
Nickname Tar Heels
ColorsCarolina Blue and White [1]
         
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NCAA Tournament championships
1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2009, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016
NCAA Tournament appearances
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

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.

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History

Field hockey has been played at North Carolina since the 1940s, but only became a varsity sport in 1971 when the school was 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. UNC field hockey with Bush.jpg
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.

All-time record

YearHead CoachOverallACCACC TournamentNCAA Tournament
1971Beth Ross0–0
1972  Chip Johnson  0–0
1973Ann Gregory0–0
19744–3–2
19754–2–1
1976Dolly Hunter4–6–1
197713–4–1
197818–5
197911–5–1
19808–7
1981Karen Shelton8–9–1
198211–8
198313–4–32–0ChampionsFirst round
198414–53–0ChampionsFirst round
198513–42–1ChampionsSecond round
198619–33–0ChampionsSemifinals
198719–22–1ChampionsRunner up
198818–23–0ChampionsSecond round
198920–23–0ChampionsChampions
199020–42–1ChampionsRunner up
199115–6–12–1ChampionsRunner up
199214–7–14–0Runner upSemifinals
199316–3–33–1ChampionsRunner up
199421–28–0ChampionsRunner up
199524–08–0ChampionsChampions
199623–18–0ChampionsChampions
199720–33–1ChampionsChampions
199813–82–2SemifinalsSecond round
199916–62–2SemifinalsSecond round
200020–44–0Runner upRunner up
200114–72–2SemifinalsFirst round
20029–13–1Semifinals
200316–62–2SemifinalsFirst round
200421–24–0ChampionsSecond round
200514–72–3SemifinalsFirst round
200613–91–4SemifinalsFirst round
200724–05–0ChampionsChampions
200814–63–2SemifinalFirst round
200920–24–1First roundChampions
201022–24–1Runner upRunner up
201123–25–0ChampionsRunner up
201223–36–0ChampionsRunner up
201318-63-3Runner upSemifinal
201419-44-2SemifinalSecond round
201521-34-2ChampionsRunner up
201620-63-3Runner upRunner up
201718-53-3ChampionsSemifinal
201823-06-0ChampionsChampions
201923-06-0ChampionsChampions

Individual honors

Name  Year(s)  
Honda Award Rachel Dawson 2007
Leslie Lyness 1989
Cindy Werley 1996, 1997
Ashley Hoffman2018
All-America SelectionPeggy Anthon1990
Kate Barber 1995, 1996, 1997
Lori Bruney1986, 1987
Cinda Carpenter1993
Jennifer Clark1990, 1991
Amy Cox1992
Rachel Dawson2004, 2007
Joy Driscoll1995
Maryellen Falcone1986, 1987
Katelyn Falgowski2009, 2011
Jesse Gey2007
Barbara Hansen1994
Laurel Hershey1990
Louise Hines1984, 1985
Judith Jonckheer1985
Kelsey Keeran2003, 2004
Jackie Kintzer2009, 2010
Kelsey Kolojejchick2009, 2010, 2011
Carrie Lingo2001
Leslie Lyness1988, 1989
Kristen McCann2000
Nancy Pelligreen1998
  Mary Sentementes  1983, 1984
Kathy Staley1989
Peggy Storrar1993
Jana Toepel 1998, 1999, 2000
Amy Tran 2000
Katy Tran2005
Caitlin Van Sickle2010, 2011
Cindy Werley1994, 1996, 1997
Jana Withrow1996, 1997
Tracey Yurgin1987
ACC Player(s) of the YearKate Barber1995
Amy Cox1992
Rachel Dawson2004, 2007
Barbara Hansen1994
Leslie Lyness1989
Kristen McCann2000
Caitlin Van Sickle2010, 2011, 2012
Cindy Werley1996, 1997
  National Coach of the Year   Karen Shelton   1994, 1995, 1996, 2007  
ACC Coach of the YearKaren Shelton1986, 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.

Stadium

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Francis E. Henry Stadium in August 2014

North Carolina played at Francis E. Henry Stadium on campus from 1998-2018. The stadium was shared with the women's lacrosse team and seats over 1,000 fans. In August 2018,the Tar Heels' new stadium was finished. This complex includes a new playing surface and 900-seat stadium with fan amenities (concessions and restrooms), press and scorers box, LED sport lighting and LED video scoreboard, and a team building with locker rooms, team room, sports medicine space, players' lounge, meeting space and coaches' offices. Their new stadium was named the Karen Shelton Stadium in honor of their head coach, Karen Shelton.

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References

Citations

  1. "Carolina Athletics Brand Identity Guidelines" (PDF). April 20, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2019.

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