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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro women’s soccer is less than two weeks away from starting its season at home against Arkansas on Thursday, Aug. 22. UNCGSpartans.com will profile the five freshmen of this year’s team. First up is Abby Buchholz, a freshman goalkeeper from New Hartford, N.Y.


Food: Watermelon

Song: Five More Minutes by Scotty McCreery

TV Show: Friends

Movie: Get Out

Quote: “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” -Mark Twain

Professional Athlete: Carli Lloyd

Sport to Watch other than soccer: Basketball

Sport Related Memory: After a club game that I played really well in, the opposing coach bowed down to me as if he was worshipping me 



What made you choose UNCG? The coaches and players were so welcoming and I immediately fell in love with the campus when I first visited

What are your biggest strengths as a player? Communication, distribution, ability to focus the full 90 minutes


What is your (intended) major? Biology


What are three words that describe you? Focused, considerate, adaptable


What are your hobbies and interests outside of soccer? Hanging out with friends, going on adventures


What are some of the difference between your hometown and Greensboro? New Hartford averages about 95 inches of snow each year while Greensboro averages only five.


If you could bring one thing from your hometown to Greensboro, what would it be? Chicken riggies and half-moon cookies


What is the best advice you've ever been given? Always go with your gut


If you could meet three people (past or present) who would you want to meet? Why?

1. Neil Armstrong to ask what it was like to first set foot on the moon

2. John Green because I love his books

3. Jesus so I could ask him about anything


If you could be a star in any sport, other than soccer, which one would it be? Volleyball


Describe yourself using three emojis: 🤩🤪🌚


What songs have you completely memorized? “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker, “Creep on Me” by Gashi and “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band


In which movie universe would you most like to live? Percy Jackson


What's the farthest you've ever been from home? Greece


Which app do you use the most on your phone? Snapchat


Who introduced you to the sport of soccer? My parents


What is your most memorable moment from your athletic career so far? After a club game that I played really well in the opposing coach bowed down to me as if he was worshipping me


What are you most looking forward to about this season? Winning the SoCon Championship


Who was your childhood hero? My dad


If you were an animal what would you be? Dog


What accomplishment are you most proud of? Graduating high school with highest honors


What is your dream job? Pediatrician


Who had the greatest impact on your life? Why? My parents because they have always supported, encouraged, and inspired me