Tar Heels Field Hockey favored to win ACC

The North Carolina Field Hockey team is looking to dominate the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) again, and they are being picked to do so.

UNC will be looking to win their seventh straight ACC championship on the heels of a 6-0 conference record last season. The honor comes from the 2023 ACC coaches poll, with UNC taking the top spot, followed by Virginia (No. 2), Syracuse (No.3), Louisville (No.4), Boston College (No. 5), Wake Forest (No.6), and Duke (No.7).

The Tar Heels are scheduled to play their first regular game of the season, Friday, against Michigan for an ACC/BigTen challenge.

What makes this upcoming season so unique for the Field Hockey team is that it will be the first time the program will not be coached by Karen Shelton in 42 years. Instead, they will be led by Erin Matson, who many consider the greatest field hockey player in the program’s history.

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