Where to watch: The field hockey team plays its home games in Karen Shelton Stadium on South Campus.
Last season: The North Carolina volleyball team finished 8-19 last season and 4-14 in conference play. The 2018 squad featured seven first-years and four transfer students who all played their first season in a Tar Heel uniform.
What to expect: With a still young roster, North Carolina will look to bounce back from last year and replicate the 2016 season, their last winning season, in which the Tar Heels went 29-4.
Key returners: In 2019, fans will be excited to see Mia Fradenburg return to the court for the Tar Heels. In Frandenburg’s junior season she led the team in digs with 359 and service aces with 19. Sophomore Destiny Cox also returns to the court for UNC this fall after leading the team in kills with 290. Right behind Cox was Skylar Wine, who had 233 kills in her first season as a Tar Heel after transferring from Pacific.
Where to watch: The volleyball team plays its home matches in Carmichael Arena, which is located next to Hooker Fields on South Road.
Swimming and diving
Last season: The North Carolina women’s swimming and diving team sent seven swimmers and one diver to compete in the NCAA Championship, while the men’s team sent Bryan Allen, a diver, to compete in the championship.
What to expect: After former head coach Rich DeSelm stepped down due to health issues, Mark Gangloff, a two time Olympic gold medalist, was named the head coach for UNC's swimming and diving teams. The Tar Heels, with key returners, look to meet again with opponents for an NCAA Championship.
Key returners: Allen will return for the Tar Heels on the diving board after he earned honorable mention All-America honors in platform diving at the NCAA Championship. Emily Grund, who advanced to the NCAA Championship, will also return on the diving board for North Carolina. Key returners in the pool for North Carolina will be Brooke Bauer, Caroline Hauder and Grace Countie, all of which were members of the 200-yard freestyle relay that earned honorable mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championship.
Where to watch: The Tar Heels swim at Koury Natatorium, which is located next to the Smith Center.
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