The University of North Carolina defeated Northwestern University 2-1 on November 20th to win the NCAA Division I field hockey national title. On the team is Conshohocken native and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School graduate Ava Borkowski. Off the field, she was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Academic Honor Roll.
The title marks UNC’s field hockey’s 10th championship, more than any other program. The team has won four titles in the past five years.
UNC led most of the game by one point, however, Northwestern tied it up with just over two minutes remaining. The Tarheels’ Erin Matson then scored with 1:19 remaining to take the lead and cement the team’s 21-0 perfect season.