Our program began in 1979. Since then, we’ve won 22 national championships, 22 ACC tournament championships and 24 ACC regular season championships. We’re also the college home of multiple Olympic gold medalists, national players of the year, All-Americans, ACC players of the year and All-ACC team members. Every day we put in the necessary work to continue building upon our legacy that is Carolina Women’s Soccer.
They’re simple. Put the team first, always. Improve our skills, collectively and individually. Serve as ambassadors for UNC on and off the field. Defend our turf. Win.
While our program is synonymous with winning, we’re proud to have a rich tradition of preparing players for greatness once they leave UNC. Whether they play professionally, develop soccer training programs, return to coach at their alma mater, or make waves away from the field, we aim to set ourselves up for success.
“A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change a life.” – John Wooden
Serving at the helm for 42 years, Coach Dorrance is a UNC alum (who played soccer) and member of the National Soccer Association Hall of Fame. He’s the only head coach in the history of the program. Anson is the host of The Vision Of A Champion podcast where he chats with his former players and coaches from his storied career.
Coach Ducar, a former National Assistant Coach of the Year, is the team’s recruiting coordinator and goalkeeper coach. He had been with the program for 24 years.
Joining the staff in November 2015, Coach Nahas has extensive experience in player development as well as club and national team coaching. Before playing professionally, he attended North Carolina State University where he played soccer.
A champion at the highest levels including The Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and the NCAA, Coach O’Reilly knows what it takes to win. A graduate of UNC, she was named assistant volunteer coach in August 2019.
Sander has been in his role since 1998. He is responsible for all team game operations, home and away, organizing team travel, and serves as the program liaison with the administration and other entities.
Corey is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill in 2017, where he was a student manager for the women’s team his junior and senior years. Upon graduating from UNC with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science, he was hired to work full time by the UNC Women’s Soccer team. His duties now include marketing, analytics, practice set up, and assisting coaches in various projects.
Bartok is a former UNC women’s soccer player, winning two championships as a player and one as an undergrad assistant coach. The creator and manager of college soccer’s most-followed Twitter account, she is the content creator for the team’s marketing materials and social media accounts.