UNC Assistant coach Josh Dionne spent two years in Annapolis with legendary coach Cindy Timchal. While he doesn’t know every player on the Navy team, he knows most of them. He will likely bring an interesting perspective to the preparation for this Elite 8 game as he is aware of the scoring prowess of Jenna and Julia Collins along with Morgan Young, Kelly Larkin and Meg O’Donnell.

That being said, former UNC attacker Aly Messinger played with every influential UNC athlete that will be on the field in the Elite 8 game. Some could say that Dionne and Messinger simply switched places this year. It will be fun to see how this plays out for the Elite 8 game between UNC and Navy.