Lacrosse Magazine named North Carolina’s Jenny Levy its national coach of the year, the publication announced Wednesday. Levy led the Tar Heels to the NCAA women’s championship, their second in four years.
A trio of UNC players earned All-America honors from the magazine – senior defender Mallory Frysinger, sophomore midfielder Marie McCool and senior attacker Aly Messinger.
The Tar Heels went 20-2, including 7-0 in the ACC. They won the ACC and NCAA tournaments for a second time while also winning a school-record 17 games in a row to close the season.
Levy was national coach of the year for a second time. She also won it in 2013 after UNC’s first NCAA title.
Duke: Attacker Olivia Jenner was named to Inside Lacrosse’s all-rookie team. As a freshman, Jenner started 19 of the 20 contests and had 18 goals, seven assists, 15 ground balls and two caused turnovers. She also notched two hat tricks and was named to the ACC all-tournament team.
Elon: Former UNC standout Beth Ellis Roberts will join the Phoenix as an assistant coach, Elon announced Tuesday.
Track and Field
N.C. State: The men’s and women’s teams finished among the top 15 in the program of the year standings, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced. The women finished ninth and the men 12th. The rankings are career highs for both the men’s and women’s teams.
N.C. State’s was the only ACC school to have both programs ranked in the standings and one of just nine teams nationally to accomplish the feat.
Swimming and Diving
East Carolina: The men’s and women’s teams were named College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Teams.
The awards are in recognition of teams that achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester. The women’s team finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.38, and the men finished at 3.08.
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