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Eddie Pope of High Point is one of the country's best professional soccer players. A star player in high school, he later played at UNC-Chapel Hill and was chosen for the 1996 Olympic Team. In 1997, he was named the U.S. National Team's player of the year.
13-year old Capital Area Soccer League star Larissa Estrada began collecting used soccer equipment and sending it to children in Nicaragua. After her murder, the project Dale Lari was formed to memorialize her and continue her work. The program is currently purchasing a bus to and filling it with soccer equipment so that both can be donated to their sister club in Nicaragua called Cachorros and has developed social media tools to help teams in third-world communities use strategic planning and technology free of charge to help make their clubs successful.