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UNC women's soccer midfielder Ally Sentnor to pursue professional career


UNC redshirt sophomore midfielder/forward Ally Sentnor (21) dribbling the ball during a women’s soccer exhibition against the East Carolina University Pirates at Dorrance Field on Saturday, August 12, 2023. The Tar Heels won 2-0.

Ally Sentnor will be parting ways with the UNC women's soccer team to pursue a professional career, the redshirt sophomore midfielder announced via Instagram on Saturday afternoon.

Sentnor recorded a team-high 11 goals, seven assists and 29 points in the 2023 season, earning ACC Midfielder of the Year and All-ACC First Team honors. In each of her final seven games with the Tar Heels, Sentnor recorded either a goal, an assist or both.

The Hanson, Mass. native arrived in Chapel Hill in 2021, but suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury in the exhibition game at UNC Wilmington. In 2022, Sentnor led the Tar Heels in shots and ranked second on the team in total goals, behind Avery Patterson.

Beyond Dorrance Field, Sentnor competed for the United States' Under-20 Concacaf team and helped the U.S. to a runner-up finish and qualify for the 2024 U-20 World Cup, serving as a team co-captain. 

She is the 20th player to have left the UNC roster this offseason, joining other notable players like redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Emmie Allen and sophomore forward Tori DellaPeruta.


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Daniel Wei

Daniel Wei is a 2023-24 assistant sports editor at The Daily Tar Heel. He has previously served as a senior writer. Daniel is a junior pursuing a double major in business administration and economics.