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North Carolina's Adelaide Gay proves she belongs

Updated: September 20, 2012, 2:53 PM ET
By Graham Hays

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- There have surely been less inspiring recruiting pitches than the one Adelaide Gay received when she spoke to University of North Carolina soccer coach Anson Dorrance about transferring after her freshman season at Yale. But you would need time and patience to unearth one.

"Don't come; you're never going to play," Dorrance recalled telling the goalkeeper in a phone conversation. "Can you actually touch the crossbar? Why would you ever get on the field ...

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