WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW Women’s soccer team has announced the addition of a goalkeeper Makenna Nunez to the program for the 2023 season.
Nunez, a native of nearby Hampstead, NC, joins the Seahawks following two seasons at UNC Greensboro. She will bolster a goalkeeper unit that features a team captain Hannah Wise.
“We are excited to add a goalkeeper with Division I experience to the roster,” said UNCW Head Coach Chris Neal. “Makenna also comes from a Seahawk family and we look forward to helping her develop as a student-athlete.”
Nunez played two years of club soccer for Arlington Soccer Association (ASA) under Coach Declan Colt in northern Virginia. The 5-10 sophomore competed with ASA at the USSDA Nationals held in Florida in 2019.
A three-sport athlete at Robinson Secondary School in Burke, Va., Nunez earned seven varsity letters while competing in soccer, field hockey and basketball for the Rams. In the classroom, she was a member of the National Honor Society and a three-year Athletic Honor roll selection.
Nunez was born in Jacksonville, NC, to George and Martie Nunez. Her father is in the United States Marine Corps while her mother is a 1992 Graduate of UNCW.
Nunez, along with freshman Kate Coxwill join the Seahawks for the spring 2023 season.