5 Tar Heels earn field hockey All-ACC honors
North Carolina senior Julia Young has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and four other Tar Heels joined her on the All-ACC team as the conference announced its field hockey awards Wednesday on the eve of the ACC Championship. Young, from Yorktown, Va., is the third Tar Heel to win the award.
Joining Young on the All-ACC first team are fellow seniors Emma Bozek and Lauren Moyer. Sophomores Malin Evert and Eva van’t Hoog were named to the second team. Young, UNC’s captain, has started every game this fall at center back. She earned second-team All-America honors last season, when she was named to the All-ACC and All-NCAA Tournament teams. She is a member of the U.S. Under-21 team, as is Moyer.
The 2016 ACC Field Hockey Championship gets underway Thursday in Winston-Salem. Fifth-seeded UNC faces fourth-seeded Louisville at 11 a.m. in the first game.
Duke: Three Blue Devils were recognized on the 2016 All-ACC teams, as announced Wednesday by the conference office. Head coach Pam Bustin earned ACC Coach of the Year honors after guiding the top-ranked Blue Devils to a 15-2 regular season mark, including a 5-1 ACC ledger, and the program’s first regular season conference title.
Wake Forest: The No. 7 seed Demon Deacons will take on No. 2 seed Syracuse in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The winner will advance to play the winner between Virginia and Boston College. In addition, freshman forward Nicola Pluta has been named ACC Freshman of the Year, as announced by the league office Wednesday.
N.C. State: Former Wolfpack football coach Dick Sheridan will be honored during the first quarter of Saturday’s game vs. Florida State to mark the 30th anniversary of his winning the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Trophy. The Dodd Trophy celebrates a head coach whose team enjoys success on the gridiron and whose program represents the highest ideals of scholarship, leadership and integrity on and off the field.
Elon: A second straight road trip awaits the Phoenix this weekend as it will head to Towson, Md., to take on the Towson Tigers in a CAA Football contest on Saturday. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Fans unable to attend can listen to the game on WSML 104.5 FM and 1200 AM.
Wake Forest: Midfielders Jacori Hayes and Ian Harkes have each been selected as finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced Wednesday. Hayes and Harkes are two of 10 finalists announced by the organization. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Duke: The ACC Men’s Soccer Championship first round game between No. 10 seed Duke and seven-seed Notre Dame was postponed until Thursday because of thunderstorms. No kickoff time has been set.
N.C. State: Despite outshooting the nationally ranked Cavaliers by a 13-8 margin, the Wolfpack fell 1-0 on the road at No. 17/6 Virginia in the first round of the 2016 ACC Tournament on Wednesday evening at Klockner Stadium.
Duke: The Blue Devils will end their fall season this weekend with members of the squad in action at two events. One group, led by Nicolas Alvarez, will be taking part in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y. So far this fall, Alvarez is 5-3 in singles, with the only losses coming to nationally ranked foes. The other group will play in the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic in Bradenton, Fla.
UNC: The official draws for the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships have been announced in advance of this weekend’s event at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Three Tar Heels received top-8 seeds in the singles draw, while Hayley Carter and Jessie Aney are the No. 1 seed in the doubles bracket.
Duke: Three Blue Devils – junior Samantha Harris, sophomore Ellyse Hamlin and freshman Meible Chi – are slated to compete in the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. Play begins Thursday with the first round of singles and the first and second rounds of doubles.
Shaw: The Bears are set to round out their final nonconference match Thursday at UNC Pembroke. They will take on the Braves at 7 p.m. on the Lumbee Guaranty Bank Court. This will be the third meeting between Shaw and UNC Pembroke in program history.
Duke: With just eight regular season conference matches remaining, the Blue Devils (16-6, 10-2 ACC) look to keep pace with the ACC leaders as they entertain Louisville (7-15, 2-10 ACC) and Notre Dame (18-6, 9-3 ACC) this weekend in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The women face Louisville on Friday at 3 p.m. and Notre Dame on Sunday at 12 p.m.
Elon: The Phoenix had three players score in double figures and used stingy defense to claim an 88-43 victory in its exhibition game against Randolph College on Tuesday in Alumni Gym. The team opens the 2016-17 regular season on Nov. 11, against the William Peace Pacers inside Alumni Gym.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack will take the court for the first time this season when it faces Lynn University on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at PNC Arena. It will be the first of two exhibition games for the Wolfpack. Admission is $5, all seating is general admission.
UNC: Freshman Taylor Koenen scored 23 points to lead the Tar Heels to a 96-70 exhibition victory over Carson-Newman on Wednesday night from Carmichael Arena. The Heels host Elizabeth City State on Monday in their second and final exhibition. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.
Duke: In the second annual East Lake Cup at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, the Blue Devils took down Washington, 3-1-1, on Wednesday to win the championship. The team received victories from Virginia Elena Carta, Sandy Choi and Lisa Maguire to close the fall campaign with their first win of the 2016-17 season. Head coach Dan Brooks earned his 126th victory all time, which continues to be the most of any Division I women’s golf coach in history.
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