CHAPEL HILL - Head coach Jenny Levy has released the University of North Carolina's 2013 fall women's lacrosse schedule, highlighted by scrimmages against Northwestern and Winthrop and a pair of fall tournaments hosted by Navy and Duke. The Tar Heels also will hold their annual alumnae game on Oct. 5 in Chapel Hill.
UNC will host Winthrop (4 p.m.) on Friday Oct. 4 at Finley Field in Chapel Hill, then welcome its alumnae back to campus for a scrimmage (11 a.m.) and its 2013 National Championship Celebration and Team Awards Banquet on Saturday evening at the Blue Zone in Kenan Stadium. That day, the Carolina men's and women's lacrosse teams, as well as the men's soccer program, all will welcome back alumni and their families.
On Saturday Oct. 12, the Tar Heels will take part in the U.S. Naval Academy's tournament in Annapolis, Md. The next day at noon in Severn, Md., UNC will scrimmage Northwestern at the Severn School. On Saturday Oct. 26, the Tar Heels will wrap up their fall at Duke's tournament in Durham, N.C.
Carolina won the 2013 NCAA championship with a 13-12, triple-overtime victory over Maryland in the national title game in Villanova, Pa.
Leading scorer and national player of the year Kara Cannizzaro and three other seniors are lost to graduation, but the Tar Heels will return four of their top five scorers from last season. Levy also signed the nation's top-rated recruiting class, which has enrolled this fall and will take the field as freshmen next spring.
UNC Women's Lacrosse Fall 2013 Schedule:
Fri. Oct. 4 - Winthrop (4 p.m., Finley Field)
Sat. Oct. 5 - Alumnae Scrimmage (11 a.m., Finley Field)
Sat. Oct. 12 - Navy Tournament, Annapolis, Md.
8:30 a.m., Field 4, UNC vs. Navy
10:30 a.m., Field 1, UNC vs. Stanford
11:30 a.m., Field 3, UNC vs. Notre Dame
1:30 p.m., Field 2, UNC vs. James Madison
Sun. Oct. 13 - vs. Northwestern, Severn, Md. (noon at the Severn School)
Sat. Oct. 26 - Duke Tournament, Durham, N.C. (Times TBD)