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UNC senior attackman Lance Tillman (0) moves around the goal before shooting and scoring during the Men’s Lacrosse game against Mercer at Dorrance Field on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. UNC beat Mercer 25-3.

UNC men's lacrosse dominates Mercer in season opener, 25-3

The win sets up the Tar Heels nicely for a difficult opening stretch of the season. Three consecutive road match-ups with Johns Hopkins, Ohio State, and Syracuse are all on the docket for UNC in the next two weeks, who will look to improve on their 19th ranking in Inside Lacrosse’s initial 2023 poll.

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The UNC field hockey team celebrates their victory after the NCAA Field Hockey Championship game against Northwestern in Storrs, Conn. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. UNC beat Northwestern 2-1.

'I know I’m the best person for this role': Erin Matson talks transition to head coach

The UNC athletic department announced on Jan. 31 that Matson is taking over the helm of the North Carolina field hockey program. This comes after Shelton, college field hockey's winningest coach, retired in December following 42 seasons at UNC. Matson, the program's fifth head coach, is the most decorated player in UNC field hockey history.  “I could never put on orange or red, or any other color, and preach about how, you know, ‘Come here because it’s the best school in the country.’" Matson said 

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