North Carolina women’s soccer players Reilly Parker and Vicky Bruce , both members of the 2012 national championship-winning team, will be transferring away from the winningest college soccer program.
Associate Athletic Communications Director Dave Lohse talked to the coaches and confirmed Tuesday with WCHL that Parker, a sophomore, will be foregoing her final two seasons with Carolina to play for the University of Southern California Trojans. Parker attended high school in Danville, California.
Meanwhile, sophomore Bruce will be staying in state. Bruce, a North Carolina native, will be heading to nearby Davidson College to finish out her collegiate career.
The reasons for departure are not yet known, but Lohse says it’s unlikely the UNC Athletic Department will produce any kind of formal release on the news. Lohse says the University will allow the athletes make their own announcements or leave it to the school they are transferring to.
The Tar Heel women’s soccer team will open up their 2014 campaign by hosting the Carolina Nike Classic on Aug. 22. The strong field includes Duke, OhioState and Stanford.