Making The Case: Ally Sentnor for Chipotle U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year

Dynamic Attacker Earns Third Career Nomination
By: Presented by Chipotle

Forward Ally Sentnor has been nominated for U.S. Soccer’s 2023 Chipotle Young Female Player of the Year Award following a 2023 that saw her score important goals for the U.S. Under-20 Women’s Youth National Team while also establishing herself as one of the top collegiate players in the country.

The criteria to be eligible for the 2023 Chipotle U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year is any player who has participated in a training camp with any of the USA’s Women’s Youth National Teams during the 2023 calendar year. Players can win the U.S. Soccer Young Player of the Year Award only once.

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Fans once again have the opportunity to vote for all U.S. Soccer end of year awards on and at the links below. The fan vote will account for 15 percent of the overall vote tally, with the rest coming from National Team players, coaches, media, and other constituents.

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Making the Case for Ally Sentnor as the 2023 Chipotle Young Female Player of the Year:

  • A captain and consistent performer for the U.S. at last year’s FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, Sentnor carried her experience and quality in the 2023 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship and helped the USA qualify for the 2024 U-20 World Cup.
  • Sentnor played in all five games for the U.S. at the Concacaf U-20 Championship, making four starts and leading the USA with four goals and two assists across the competition, highlighted by a brace against Canada to win the group.


  • Sentnor has five goals in 10 career Under-20 caps and led the U-20s with six total goal contributions this year.
  • Playing her redshirt sophomore season at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill this fall, Sentnor led the Tar Heels with 11 goals and seven assists, which included four goals and two assists in UNC’s run to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
  • One of only four players to start every match for UNC in 2023, she led North Carolina in shots, shots on goal and total points


  • The 19-year-old was named the ACC Midfielder of the Year, becoming the first Tar Heel to be named ACC Midfielder of the Year since the league began designating positional awards in 2004, and also collected All-ACC honors.

This is Sentnor’s third nomination for Young Female Player of the Year, also earning recognition in 2018 and 2019.