GREENSBORO, N.C. – Head coach Michael Coll and the UNCG women's soccer team recently added the seventh member of its 2017 signing class in forward Isabel Pearce (Pittsboro, N.C./Woods Charter School). Pearce will enter UNCG as a true freshman and have four years of eligibility.
After tallying an astonishing 80 goals in 20 games during Woods Charter's run to the NCHSAA Class A Semifinals, Pearce now stands as the state of North Carolina's all-time leading goal scorer with 226 goals during her prolific career. Pearce also dished out 69 assists during her career for 521 total points, averaging 6.6 per game.
“We're delighted to add Isabel to our squad for 2017,” said head coach Michael Coll. “She is a record holding goal scorer at the high school level in North Carolina and those impressive statistics plus her very good club soccer career with Triangle United will make her ready to play for UNCG. Izzy is fast and tough plus she is a very committed and "hungry" to win person. She adds fantastic depth and competition to our forwards group and as a top academic student too, she is a perfect fit for what we are building here at the G.”
Pearce joins Aiyanah Tyler-Cooper (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle/SOCA), Julia Brown (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville/FC Continental), Kelley Mitchell (Wilmington, Del./Concord), Jeanine Valera (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North) and Quiqui Hita (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) and Heida Ragney Vidarsdottir (Akureyri, Iceland/Carson-Newman) as members of the 2017 class.
Pearce is a four-time letterwinner at Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was named the Player of the Year for the North Central Athletic Conference for each of her first three years. Pearce was also named NCAC All-Conference and NCSCA Division 1A All-Region and All-State in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Pearce plays her club soccer for the Triangle United Soccer Association, having played for seven years under head coach Bobo Bokole. She helped lead her team to the NCYSA State Cup Semifinals in 2015 and helped bring home a South Atlantic Premier League Championship in 2014. This summer, Pearce will compete for Oak City United in the WPSL.