A Tar Heel at the World Cup

Sophomore Kat Liner will head to Australia this weekend to compete for Team USA in a unique sport that combines lacrosse and polo.

Carolina sophomore Kat Liner is about to join the likes of Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm as Tar Heels who have represented the United States at the highest level of their sport.

From April 22-28, Liner will be in Queensland, Australia competing for the U.S. in the World Cup of Polocrosse.

Played on horseback, polocrosse is a combination of lacrosse and polo. Players each have a stick with a small net on the end, which is used to carry a soft rubber ball. Co-ed teams play three-on-three and try to throw the ball between two goalposts to score points.

Liner, an exercise and sport science major at Carolina, has been riding horses since she was 6 years old and has been playing polocrosse for the past 10 years.

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