With 60% of the NCFC staff furloughed, Ryan Jernigan, founder of the Oak City Supporters (OCS), and organizer of the GoFundMe fundraiser knew they wanted to do something to help out.
We’re all eagerly waiting to see the back-to-back NWSL Champion North Carolina Courage return to the pitch in 2020, but in the meantime, how about we kick off the 2020 Starting XI Questions series? Courage Country sat down with assistant coach, Nathan Thackeray who works, coaches, and mentors the Courage corps of keepers to test out the 2020 Courage Country Starting XI Questions.
Courage Country sat down after a practice leading up to the 2019 NWSL championship on North Carolina Courage home turf, and talked to two of the goalkeepers, Adelaide “Addy” Gay, and Samantha “Sam” Leshnak. Both keepers played down the road in Chapel Hill for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and now are both playing for another North Carolina team.