Joan Dunlap-Seivold

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Joan Dunlap-Seivold
Personal information
Birth name Joan Dunlap
Date of birth (1961-08-07) August 7, 1961 (age 58)[1]
Place of birth Seattle, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Playing position Forward[1]
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1984 North Carolina Tar Heels 44 (36)
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986 United States 4 (1)
Teams managed
Durham Cavaliers
Durham Cavaliers Middle School Boys
Chapel Hill-Durham Strikers
Blake Bears Middle School Boys
Blake Bears JV
2009–2010 Blake Bears Boys

Joan Dunlap-Seivold (born August 7, 1961) is an American former soccer player who played as a forward, making four appearances for the United States women's national team.


After hearing of Dunlap-Seivold playing for a club team in Seattle, North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Anson Dorrance flew there to scout her as a replacement for injured forward Stephanie Zeh. Shortly after, Dorrance offered her a full athletic scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which she accepted.[2] She played for the Tar Heels during two seasons, where she was a letter-winner and won the NCAA championship in 1983 and 1984. In total, she scored 36 goals and recorded 22 assists in 44 appearances.[3][4] In 1984 she was selected as an NSCAA Second-Team All-American. She also holds the school's record for number of consecutive matches with a point (goal or assist), with a 23 game streak during her career.[5] 1987, she was included in the South soccer team at the U.S. Olympic Festival.[6]

Dunlap-Seivold made her international debut for the United States on July 7, 1986 in the 1986 North American Cup friendly tournament against Canada, scoring in the 2–0 win. In total, she made four appearances for the U.S. and scored one goal, earning her final cap on July 26, 1986 in the Mundialito against Italy.[1]

She later served as the coach of the Durham Academy women's soccer team, where she was twice honored as North Carolina's Coach of the Year. She also coached the boys' middle school team at Durham, as well as the Chapel Hill-Durham Strikers club team. She later became the head coach of the boys' soccer team at The Blake School in Minneapolis, where she also served as the assistant athletic director. She had coached the middle school boys' team as well as the girls' junior varsity team prior.[7] Blake has led youth soccer camps in both Minnesota and North Carolina.[8]

In a vote conducted by Washington Youth Soccer in 2016, Dunlap-Seivold was included by the soccer community in the Top 50 Women Players ranking.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Dunlap-Seivold, a native of Seattle, worked as a babysitter while raising her son Johnny prior to college. She planned on pursuing higher education once her son was older, until she was offered a full scholarship by UNC. She accepted the offer to attend Chapel Hill, where she was a full-time student, athlete, and single mother.[2] She later gave birth to a second son.[7]

She is married to Joey Seivold, who played for the UNC lacrosse team from 1983 to 1987.[10]

Career statistics[edit]


United States[1]
Year Apps Goals
1986 4 1
Total 4 1

International goals[edit]

No. Date Location Opponent Result Competition
1 July 7, 1986 Blaine, Minnesota, United States  Canada 2–0 1986 North American Cup


United States

  • 1986 North American Cup[11]


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  2. ^ a b c Crossley, Kimball (October 18, 1983). "Joan Dunlap supports two on her soccer scholarship". The Daily Tar Heel. 91 (76). p. 6. Retrieved August 13, 2019 – via Free to read
  3. ^ "University of North Carolina: 1983 Women's Soccer Statistics" (PDF). North Carolina Tar Heels. 1983. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 11, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "University of North Carolina: 1984 Women's Soccer Statistics" (PDF). North Carolina Tar Heels. 1984. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 11, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "2010 Carolina Tar Heels Women's Soccer Media Guide" (PDF). North Carolina Tar Heels. 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Berardino, Mike (July 14, 1987). "Reid, Chilcutt head UNC contingent in Festival" (PDF). The Tar Heel. Olympic Festival Special Issue. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. p. 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Quarstad, Brian (January 14, 2010). "A legendary coach steps down, and a woman takes his place". Minnesota Public Radio. Archived from the original on August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  8. ^ Weisbrod, Jon (April 13, 2009). "Seivold selected as Blake's boys' soccer coach". Southwest News Media. Archived from the original on August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "Top 50 in 50 Results". Washington Youth Soccer. May 11, 2016. Archived from the original on August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Former All-America Joey Seivold Elected To Baltimore Chapter Of U.S. Lacrosse Hall Of Fame". College Sports Live. Baltimore. February 15, 2006. Archived from the original on August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "This Day in Football from 9–15 July". Canadian Soccer Association. July 9, 2012. Archived from the original on August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2019.