Molly Hendrick finished her playing career at North Carolina in 2017 as one of the best players in program history. She was a two-time All-American and three-time All-ACC honoree, ending her career with 186 goals and 220 points, which both rank among the highest totals for a Tar Heel. In 2017 she set school records with 72 goals and 83 points en route to being named the 2017 ACC Attacker of the Year. As a junior in 2016 Hendrick led her team with 10 goals during the NCAA Tournament, including three in a 13-7 victory over Maryland to capture the national championship.
Hendrick’s career took off from day one in Chapel Hill. As a freshman she started all 20 games for the Tar Heels, earning 33 draw controls and accumulating five multi-goal games. She was named to Inside Lacrosse’s 2014 All-Rookie Team for her efforts, the first of three IL postseason honors she would receive in her career.
Off the field, Hendrick frequently participated in North Carolina’s Leadership Lab, a leadership training program for student-athletes. Over the course of their careers student-athletes receive authentic leadership development training, undertake project management, draft a rudimentary business plan, receive internship/work experience, go through a project incubator, perform community outreach, present a scaled-down thesis proposal and defense, and benchmark leadership development best practices. All that, combined with her dominant playing career, makes her a perfect candidate to help lead the Buckeyes as an assistant coach.