UNC Women's Soccer: Several Tar Heels Announce Future Plans

The UNC Women's Soccer program has seen its roster take a massive hit during the offseason as several players have announced their future plans.

2022 Division I Women's Soccer Semifinals
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The UNC Women's Soccer program may not be finished seeing its 2023 roster get flipped upside down, but the departures have been overwhelming to say the least as two key contributors to the Tar Heels announced their future plans over the weekend.

Ally Sentnor and Savy King were the latest UNC Women's Soccer players to announce their intentions to advance in their careers and forego their remaining eligibility to enter the professional ranks. These two annoucements bring the total roster number for next year's team to just eighteen players. For reference, the Tar Heels carried 33 players on its 2023 roster.

Noah Monroe with the Daily Tar Heel shared the updated roster outlook following these announcements, including the six incoming freshmen for the Class of 2024.

The UNC Women's Soccer program is currently expected to lose six players to the professional ranks, while another five are graduating this spring and out of eligibility. The transfer portal is just as crazy in the world of Olympic sports as it is in college football and college basketball, as nine players have entered the transfer portal to depart Chapel Hill following the 2023 season.

The 2023 Tar Heels saw their season come to an end in heart-breaking fashion as No. 1 seed BYU overcame a 3-0 deficit with less than 30 minutes to play to upset North Carolina 4-3 in the Elite Eight of last year's NCAA Tournament.

Hall of Fame Head Coach Anson Dorrance will certainly have his hands full filling out next year's roster and utilizing the transfer portal that has taken several players away from the program. The good news is for as many players that are leaving through the portal, there is always players from other programs in the portal as well. It is the new world of college athletics where the portal is constantly changing roster construction.

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