Tar Heels’ Wold is First Team All-American for third time

Emily Wold concluded a magnificent collegiate career at the University of North Carolina by making her fourth All-American Field Hockey Team.

The Freehold High School graduate was selected to the All-American First Team for the third consecutive year after making the Third Team as a freshman. She is just the sixth Tar Heels athlete to be named First Team All-American three or more times.

In addition to All-American accolades, Wold was All-South Region and All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team in her final season.

This fall, the ex-Colonials great led the Tar Heels to the NCAA championship finals, where they lost to Syracuse University, 4-2. North Carolina won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, beating Syracuse, 2-1, in overtime. Wold was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. The Tar Heels finished the season with a 21-3 record. Wold, a midfielder, had the most productive offensive season of her career, leading the team is assists with 14 and scoring 11 goals.

Wold will now turn her attention to making the USA National Field Hockey Team that will compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She played on the U.S. national team that won the gold medal at the Pan- American Games last summer in Toronto, Canada. The Games were a qualifier for the Olympics.

At Freehold, Wold had a legendary career, leading the Colonials to back-to-back NJSIAA Group III state championships her junior and senior years. She was a high school All-American and made the Junior National Team.