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.