UNC women's lacrosse led to Final Four by Chapel Hill walk-on

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Naomi Lerner went from walk-on to senior captain

CHAPEL HILL, NC (WTVD) -- The UNC women's lacrosse team makes its 10th appearance in the Final Four this weekend.

The Tar Heels will face James Madison in Friday's national semifinal, a rematch of the season opener which the Dukes won in double OT. For the senior class, this marks the third trip to the semifinals in the last four years.

They wouldn't be returning without the leadership and skill of Naomi Lerner.

She's the first player in program history to be named Senior Captain while having spent the previous year on the "blue team," made up of mostly backups. Lerner didn't start playing the game until the eighth grade at Durham Academy.

She walked on at UNC and didn't see any playing time until this season. Now Lerner has a chance to complete her journey as a national champion.

Watch the video for a full report.