UNC Field Hockey Bio
30 Sinead Loughran

Majoring in communication studies ... Participates in the Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy as part of the Rising Stars program

2012: As a junior, played in all 25 games and started 16 ... Scored six goals

2011: As a sophomore, came off the bench to play in 21 games, with one goal (vs. Appalachian State) and one assist (vs. Lafayette)

2010: As a freshman, came off the bench to play in all 25 games ... Scored two goals, one at Wake Forest and one against Radford ... Enrolled at UNC in January of 2010 and practiced with the team throughout the spring semester prior to her freshman year

Before UNC: Attended Mount Anville School, which is also the alma mater of Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland and a U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights ... Played for Leinster Province Under-16s and Under-18s ... Her team was the Leinster Schools Cup runner-up in 2004 and made the quarterfinals in every other year she played ... Participated in the Irish International Under-16 trials ... Also competed in Gaelic football, on both club and county teams ... Won Leinster and All-Ireland championships on seven occasions

More on Loughran: Born Feb. 28, 1991, in Dublin ... Daughter of John and Audrey Loughran ... Has three older siblings ... An uncle was an Irish international rugby player ... Tommy Loughran, light heavyweight boxing champion from 1927-29 was her grandfather's cousin .... Favorite pastimes are shopping, traveling, playing Mario Kart and going on safari horseback rides with Sam Travers ... Favorite pregame meal is a banana or granola ... Favorite movies are Beauty and the Beast and The Hangover ... Favorite book is Angels and Demons ... Favorite TV show is Kathryn Lynch's Wonder Women ... Favorite sport to play besides field hockey is Gaelic football ... Dream vacation is driving to China in a van ... Fun fact is she once won an academic prize for religion studies ... Athlete she most admires is Lionel Messi


Position: Forward
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
High School: Mount Anville
UNC North Carolina Field Hockey


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