|North Carolina Tar Heels men's lacrosse|
|Founded||1949 (varsity), 1937 (club)|
|University||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Head coach||Joe Breschi '90 (since 2009 season)|
|Stadium|| Fetzer Field and Kenan Memorial Stadium |
(capacity: 6,000 and 63,000)
|Location||Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Colors||Carolina Blue and White |
|NCAA Tournament championships|
|(5) - 1981, 1982, 1986, 1991, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament Runner-Up|
|(1) - 1993|
|NCAA Tournament Final Fours|
|(13) - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|(24) - 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|(32) - 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Conference Tournament championships|
|(9) - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2013, 2017|
|Conference regular season championships|
|(12) - 1981, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2010, 2013, 2016|
The North Carolina Tar Heels men's lacrosse team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse. North Carolina currently competes as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and plays its home games at Fetzer Field and Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), also known as UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is the flagship of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which also allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. Among the claimants, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the only one to have held classes and graduated students as a public university in the eighteenth century.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization which regulates student athletes from 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of intercollegiate competition.
A club team was established at the school in 1937, and elevated to varsity status in 1949. Carolina rose to national prominence in the late 1970s under Hall of Fame coach and former Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Willie Scroggs.The program's first 1st-team All-American in Division I was defenseman Ralph "Rip" Davy in 1979. Between 1980 and 1996, the UNC lacrosse team qualified for the NCAA tournament 14 of the 16 years. During that span, Carolina also won 11 ACC titles. In 1981, the Tar Heels began a 26-game winning streak, and won the national championship in 1981, 1982 and 1986.
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Ralph (Rip) Davy was a notable lacrosse player and coach, who played for the North Carolina Tar Heels men's lacrosse team from 1976 to 1979. Davy was a 1st team All-American defenseman playing under Willie Scroggs, and helped develop UNC lacrosse into a national power. Davy was UNC's first ever 1st team Division I All-American. He was also a Prep star at The Hill School in Pennsylvania.
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The UNC lacrosse program won its fifth national title in 2016, beating Maryland 14-13 in an overtime thriller. At 12-6 on the season, UNC entered the NCAA tournament unseeded at 8-6. They became the first unseeded national champion in the last 45 years. This is the first title since 1991, when they won their fourth national title, going undefeated on the season at 16-0.Since then, UNC won four of five ACC championship games between 1992 and 1996.
The first lacrosse team was formed in 1937 at the club level. At the time, they used old equipment from the football team and competed in the Dixie Lacrosse League against Duke, Virginia, Washington & Lee, Loyola, and the Washington Lacrosse Club. In 1949, the university conferred varsity status on the team, and in 1950, North Carolina became a member of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). The following season, goalie Nick Sowell became the Tar Heels' first All-American when he was named to the USILA Honorable Mention team.
The North Carolina Tar Heels football team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the sport of American football. The Tar Heels have played in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Being the oldest public university and oldest collegiate team in the Carolinas, the school is nicknamed "Carolina" in athletics. The program's title in football is "Carolina Football".
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In 1954, after compiling a combined 14-43-1 record in its first six seasons, the varsity team was disbanded by the administration in order to focus on other sports.
Lacrosse returned as a varsity sport in 1964. In 1974, Paul Doty took over as head coach. That year, the school started awarding scholarships for the sport and was promoted from the small college level (now Division II and Division III) to Division I.
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In 1991, first-year head coach Dave Klarmann replaced Willie Scroggs, and led the Tar Heels through an undefeated regular season. Carolina extended its winning streak throughout the postseason, first winning the ACC tournament, and then defeating Loyola, Syracuse, and Towson in succession to post a perfect 16–0 mark and capture the NCAA national championship. Klarmann's teams repeated as ACC tournament champions in 1992 before advancing to the NCAA Championship semifinal, where they fell to third-seeded Syracuse, 13–12. In 1993 and 1994, Carolina again captured the ACC title, but suffered early exits in the NCAA tournament. In the late 1990s, the Tar Heels struggled, alternately, to qualify for or advance in the NCAA tournament.
The Loyola Greyhounds men's lacrosse team represents Loyola University Maryland in NCAA Division I lacrosse. Its home matches are played at the Ridley Athletic Complex. Charley Toomey has served as its head coach since 2006. It became a member of the Patriot League along with the university's other intercollegiate athletic programs on July 1, 2013.
The Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team represents Syracuse University in NCAA Division I men's college lacrosse. The Orange have won 15 national championship titles, and currently compete as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse conference. Syracuse plays its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.
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At the end of head coach's Dave Klarmann's time at UNC (10 years, one national championship, five ACC tournament championships) there were a series of the off the field incidences between 1995 and 1999. One player died of a gunshot wound, another from asphyxiation, another was injured from a stabbing in a night club and a fourth had a serious illness.
John Haus replaced Klarmann as head coach for the 2001 season. John Haus was UNC's head coach from 2001 to 2008. In his fourth year, Carolina advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals before losing to Johns Hopkins, 15–9. They returned to the NCAA tournament and quarterfinals in 2007, where they were defeated by second-seeded Duke, 19–11. In 2008, Carolina was knocked out of the first round by Navy.
In 2009, alumnus Joe Breschi, a former first-team All-American defenseman in 1990 and USA national team member in 1990 and 1994, became head coach at his alma mater. Breschi and Ryan Wade are the last UNC lacrosse players that made the USA national team roster in 1994. In Breschi's first season in 2009, North Carolina surprised some observers when the team returned to the NCAA quarterfinals, before losing to Duke, 12–11.
In 2010, The Baltimore Sun commented that "it's no longer a question whether Breschi can rebuild North Carolina, but when the Tar Heels will arrive."In his second season, Carolina again advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to Duke, 17–9. That season, North Carolina swept the ACC postseason awards, with Breschi named ACC Coach of the Year, junior attackman Billy Bitter named ACC Player of the Year, and Marcus Holman named ACC Freshman of the Year.
UNC finished the 2012 season with an 11-6 record, the sixth season in a row UNC had a winning record. UNC lost to Duke in the ACC Tournament final game. UNC received a #8 seed in the 16-team 2012 NCAA tournament. UNC lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Denver 14-16. Denver lost in the next round to eventual champion Loyola (Md.).It was the second year in a row UNC lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
UNC attained a #1 rankingin the 2013 season and won the ACC tournament. Attackman Marcus Holman was the second player in UNC lacrosse history to be named a finalist for the annual Tewaaraton award given to the best college lacrosse player. Attackman Jed Prossner was UNC's first finalist in 2004.
The following is a list of North Carolina's results by season as a NCAA Division I program:
|Fred Mueller(Atlantic Coast Conference)(1969–1972)|
|Ron Miller(Atlantic Coast Conference)(1973–1974)|
|Paul Doty(Atlantic Coast Conference)(1974–1978)|
|1976||Paul Doty||9-3||3-1||2nd||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|1977||Paul Doty||8-4||2-2||3rd||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|Willie Scroggs(Atlantic Coast Conference)(1979–1990)|
|1980||Willie Scroggs||8-4||2-2||T-3rd||NCAA Division I Final Four|
|1981||Willie Scroggs||12-0||4-0||1st||NCAA Division I Champion|
|1982||Willie Scroggs||14-0||4-0||1st||NCAA Division I Champion|
|1983||Willie Scroggs||9-4||1-2||3rd||NCAA Division I Final Four|
|1984||Willie Scroggs||9-4||2-1||2nd||NCAA Division I Final Four|
|1985||Willie Scroggs||10-3||2-1||T-1st||NCAA Division I Final Four|
|1986||Willie Scroggs||11-3||1-2||3rd||NCAA Division I Champion|
|1987||Willie Scroggs||9-4||1-2||3rd||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|1988||Willie Scroggs||9-3||3-0||1st||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|1989||Willie Scroggs||13-5||2-1||2nd||NCAA Division I Final Four|
|1990||Willie Scroggs||12-4||2-1||2nd||NCAA Division I Final Four|
|Dave Klarmann(Atlantic Coast Conference)(1991–2000)|
|1991||Dave Klarmann||16-0||3-0||1st||NCAA Division I Champion|
|1992||Dave Klarmann||12-3||3-0||1st||NCAA Division I Final Four|
|1993||Dave Klarmann||14-2||2-1||2nd||NCAA Division I Runner-Up|
|1994||Dave Klarmann||10-5||2-1||T-1st||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|1995||Dave Klarmann||9-7||1-2||3rd||NCAA Division I First Round|
|1996||Dave Klarmann||12-5||2-1||T-1st||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|1998||Dave Klarmann||7-8||0-3||4th||NCAA Division I First Round|
|John Haus(Atlantic Coast Conference)(2001–2008)|
|2004||John Haus||10-5||2-1||2nd||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|2007||John Haus||10-6||0-3||4th||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|2008||John Haus||8-6||0-3||4th||NCAA Division I First Round|
|Joe Breschi(Atlantic Coast Conference)(2009–Present)|
|2009||Joe Breschi||12-6||0-3||4th||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|2010||Joe Breschi||13-3||2-1||T-1st||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|2011||Joe Breschi||10-6||1-2||T-2nd||NCAA Division I First Round|
|2012||Joe Breschi||11-6||1-2||T-3rd||NCAA Division I First Round|
|2013||Joe Breschi||13-4||2-1||T-1st||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|2014||Joe Breschi||10-5||2-3||T-3rd||NCAA Division I First Round|
|2015||Joe Breschi||13-4||3-1||2nd||NCAA Division I Quarterfinals|
|2016||Joe Breschi||12-6||3-1||T-1st||NCAA Division I Champion|
|2017||Joe Breschi||8-8||1-3||4th||NCAA Division I First Round|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
|1979||Ralph "Rip" Davy|
|1981||Michael Burnett, Douglas Hall, Thomas Sears|
|1982||Michael Burnett, John Haus, Jeffrey Homire, Peter Voelkel, Thomas Sears*|
|1984||Thomas Haus, Joseph Seivold|
|1985||Mac Ford, Joseph Seivold|
|1991||Dennis Goldstein*, Graham Harden, Andy Piazza|
|1992||Jim Buczek, Alex Martin|
|1993||Alex Martin, Greg Paradine, Ryan Wade|
|1996||Jude Collins, Jason Wade|
|2004||Jed Prossner, Ronnie Staines|
|2010||Billy Bitter, Ryan Flanagan|
|2015||Chad Tutton, Ryan Kilpatrick|
*Player of the Year
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) currently has eight teams. The 2013 season starts at the end of April and ends in August. There are four former UNC players who played for MLL teams in the 2012 season. Billy Bitter (attack, UNC '11) and Ryan Flanagan (defenseman, UNC '11) played for the Charlotte Hounds in the 2012 season. Flanagan is currently on the Charlotte Hounds roster for the 2013 season.Ben Hunt (midfielder, UNC '09) and Tim Kaiser (defenseman, UNC '08) play for the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
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