Junior back Courtnie Williamson (25) passes the ball during the NCAA Championship Game against Princeton University at Kentner Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. UNC won 6-1, marking their 8th national championship.

UNC field hockey's Courtnie Williamson voiced her success into existence

From not playing in a single game as a first-year to captaining a UNC field hockey team that's in the midst of a possible three-peat of championships, Courtnie Williamson has always led the Tar Heels by example.


Women in Sports Series

Inspired by The Michigan Daily's women sports initiative, The Daily Tar Heel is making a renewed commitment to covering the stories of the women in athletics from the perspective of the women on our sports staff.

The DTH is introducing The Women In Sports series, which will produce stories once a week about women by women for the coming year. 

If you have any story ideas or women you think should be highlighted, please email sports@dailytarheel.com.

The Daily Tar Heel tags stories to make it easier for you to find our more about topics you care about. Consider it a Wikipedia for all things UNC.


Destiny Cox (1) spikes against UNC-Greensboro in Carmichael Arena Friday, Aug. 31.

Destiny Cox, a Tar Heel born and bred superstar for UNC Volleyball

Destiny Cox was slated to be the next great track star in her family, before she made a important announcement to her family. She wanted to play volleyball instead. As a four-your starter at Carrboro High School, Destiny led the team to a pair of Eastern Region runner-up finishes in 2014-15 and helped capture back-to-back state titles in 2016 and 2017, going on to earn NCHSAA 2A State Most Valuable Player honors two consecutive years. “My greatest accomplishment would be coming to UNC," Cox said. "Just because I could have honestly gone anywhere in the country I wanted to play volleyball, and so deciding to come here to an ACC school definitely surprised a lot of people, but I'm super proud of it.”