Jaclyn Shambaugh Staff writer @jaclynshambaugh

Over the last three seasons, Terry Sanford has been a dominant force in girls’ soccer, powering through to a combined record of 66-5-1 and an appearance in the NCHSAA semifinals.

Helping to drive that success have been Talia Parrous and Christina Rice, playmakers who have racked up goals and assists as the Bulldogs have racked up wins.

On Wednesday, as part of Terry Sanford’s National Signing Day ceremony, the pair each penned a National Letter of Intent to their college choices.

Parrous will continue her career in state at Division I UNC Wilmington, while Rice will head to South Carolina to play for Peach Belt member Francis Marion.

But first, the pair will play out their senior season together in the spring. Unlike the countless football players who garner most of the attention on National Signing Day, the spring sports athletes like Parrous and Rice still have a little time left on the field in their high school careers.

Terry Sanford coach Karl Molnar noted the difference while addressing the crowd gathered inside the school media center for the signing.

“As I was putting slides together, it almost felt like a retirement-type thing,” Molnar said.

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