https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/03/olivia-moultrie-feature Legacy in the making It all started for Moultrie a few years ago at a UNC women’s soccer summer ID camp — a camp designed to find young talent. “She ripped it up,” North Carolina head coach Anson Dorrance said. “She was excellent. The dad (K.C. Moultrie) basically approached us, and says, ‘You know, Anson, I’d love for her to commit to the University of North Carolina,’ and I said, ‘No problem.’” Although she was young, Dorrance thought she was worth the gamble. “Like the Nike ad is saying, is this crazy?” Dorrance said. “Well, maybe, but you know, maybe not.” The soccer phenom started specialized training when she was seven years old, later than most players nowadays. She was a quick learner. By fifth grade, Moultrie’s parents started home schooling her, allowing her to focus on soccer. The young girl trained abroad at youth academies for European clubs like Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. By 11, she verbally committed to UNC and accepted a full scholarship that would amount to around $300,000. Moultrie is the youngest women’s soccer player to publicly accept a collegiate scholarship offer, but the commitment was originally planned to be kept secret. Dorrance and Moultrie’s parents agreed not to announce that she was going to UNC until Moultrie was much older. However, as more collegiate coaches reached out to her current coach, the recruitment became too much. Her father reached out to Dorrance, and they agreed to go public. “Then, of course, there’s a media storm like this one because of how young she was,” Dorrance said. In December 2017, Moultrie posted on Instagram and announced her decision to play soccer at UNC. After that moment, her life completely changed. The media became fixated on the young star, and the publicity grew, the very thing Moultrie’s parents and Dorrance had tried to prevent.