Trenchard ’17 and the Tar Heels Advance to NCAA Semifinals


Emma Trenchard ’17 and the rest of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill women’s lacrosse team take on Boston College tomorrow, Friday, May 28, at noon in the NCAA Division I Women’s College Lacrosse Championship tournament.

The No. 1 overall seed, the Tar Heels are a perfect 20-0 this year, and a huge part of the incredible run has been Trenchard, who is regarded as the best defenders in all of women’s lacrosse. Her list of accolades over the last four years includes two Tewaaratan nominations, three ACC Defender of the Year awards, and two first-team All-America nominations, among many others. Her full list of accolades can be found on the team’s website.

After defeating James Madison University in the first round of the tournament, the Tar Heels took on eighth-ranked Stony Brook University and, with that win, advanced to the semifinals.

They will take on Atlantic Coast Conference foe Boston College in that semifinal, with the winner advancing to the national championship on Sunday, May 30. Both the semifinal and final games will be played at Towson University and televised on ESPNU.

While at Loomis Emma was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse who was team captain as a senior. She also earned four letters in basketball and soccer, captaining each team. She was named Loomis Chaffee’s top female athlete as a junior and senior and was a two-time, first-team USILA All-America pick. She helped the lacrosse team to an undefeated season and top ranking in New England as a junior.

For more information on the game, visit the Tar Heels’ website.

Emma was interviewed on Lax Sports Network earlier this week, discussing her career at UNC and her journey to become one of the best players in the country. The interview will air live on the Lacrosse Now #NCAAWLAX Semifinal Pregame Show Friday at 11 a.m. on Lax Sports Network. Watch a preview of the interview on Twitter.