Freshman Commits to North Carolina for Lacrosse, Recruiting Hypocrisy? (Video)

Freshman Commits to North Carolina for Lacrosse, Recruiting Hypocrisy? (Video)


Yes, a freshman just committed to UNC. It’s not their first foray of securing early verbals and we, personally, don’t have a problem with early recruiting. However, this is the first instance of early recruiting gone awry. Read More…

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2012 UNC Lacrosse Documentary, Part 2

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels defenseman Jordan Smith (31) strips ball from John Hopkins Blue Jays attack Zach Palmer (45) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. North Carolina Tar Heels defeat the John Hopkins Blue Jays 13-9. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE


September 24, Lacrosse Playground posted an awesome UNC Lacrosse Fall Ball training video, which was the first part of what’s soon to be a completed documentary. Today, we have Part Duex. Read More…

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Classic Gait Brothers Hidden Ball Trick, Best Lacrosse Play Ever?

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Paul and Gary Gait don’t need an introduction. They are two of the best to have ever played the game. They revolutionized the sport and made it a highflying affair. In this video, the Canadian twins meet at midfield to create a smoke and mirrors play, the hidden ball trick. Read More…

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This UNC Men’s Lacrosse Player Will Make You Feel Rebellious

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This week’s UNC I am Second spotlight features a student-athlete who comes from a family that lives lacrosse and bleeds tar heel blue. Frankie Kelly is the nephew of two former tar heel lacrosse players. His father, Frank Kelly, played lacrosse at Cornell, and his cousin David currently plays at Rutgers. His younger brother Stephen is also committed to UNC. Read More…

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ACC Lacrosse Tournament Action Makes ESPN’s Top Plays

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Sunday, seventh-ranked Duke defeated No. 3 seed North Carolina 12-9 to win its seventh ACC title and fourth under head coach John Danowski. Kudos to Duke, however, two plays stand out most from this past weekend and ESPN thought it would be best to showcase the talented plays on SportsCenter. Read More…

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Duke Men’s Lacrosse Walks Away with ACC Championship

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Duke University sophomore attackman Christian Walsh had a career-high four goals and two assists to help lead the top-seeded Blue Devils to the 2012 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Seventh-ranked Duke defeated No. 3 seed North Carolina 12-9 to win its seventh ACC title and fourth under head coach John Danowski. Read More…

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Game Photos: UNC vs. Limestone Scrimmage

Game Photos: UNC vs. Limestone Scrimmage



This past Saturday, UNC played Division II team Limestone College at a neutral location, Ravenscroft High School, in Raleigh, NC. We figured both of these teams have a great chance of playing deep into May in their respective divisions so we made the trip down to see them live. View Photos…

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