UNC Field Hockey Bio
12 Caroline Plyler
Plyler Plyler 831894

Majoring in communication studies  .... Participates in the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy as part of the Veteran Leaders program ... Has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Her older sister, Katie, played field hockey at UNC from 2008-12 and also wore jersey No. 12

2015: As a junior, appeared in 12 games ... Scored a goal in the win at Appalachian State on Sept. 27 ... Switched to jersey No. 12 after playing in No. 17 her first two years

2014: As a sophomore, played in seven games and scored one goal

2013: As a redshirt freshman, played in nine games ... Scored her first career goal on a penalty stroke against Longwood on Oct. 23

2012: Did not see action and will count the year as a redshirt season

Before UNC: At Charlotte Country Day, earned all-state and all-conference honors her junior and senior years ... Team captain and MVP as a senior ... Helped her team to a state title in 2010 ... Also played four years of soccer, earning all-conference and second-team all-region honors ... Participated in four years of indoor track, serving as team captain and earning MVP honors as a senior ... Also a two-year member of the track and field team ... Graduated with a school-record 14 varsity letters ... Recipient of the Victoria Ludorum Award as the school's top female athlete

National/International: Played at National Futures Championship in 2011 and 2012 ... Futures program participant since eighth grade ... Played for Ambush Field Hockey Club

More on Plyler: Born in Charlotte, N.C. ... Daughter of Bill and Missy Plyler ... Her father and grandfather both played golf at UNC and her sister, Katie, played field hockey for the Tar Heels ... Her twin brother and her mother also are UNC graduates ... Favorite pastimes are shopping with her sister and mom, watching movies, mentoring younger kids and hanging out with friends and family ... Favorite sport besides field hockey is soccer ... Athlete she most admires is Mia Hamm ... After graduation, would love to work in fashion and eventually coach and teach ... Dream job is to be a fashion designer ... Says her sister, Katie, has had a huge impact on her field hockey career ... Favorite quote is, "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game," from The Cinderella Story


Position: Midfielder/Back
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Country Day
Major: Communication Studies
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