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South Carolina soccer team overcomes obstacles

July 20, 2010


Photo by Micah Rhodes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

(Above) Goalie Dominique Dotson of Team South Carolina watches on during a soccer match against Team Nebraska. Dotson and his Special Olympics teammates are deaf, and must use sign language and other special signals to communicate on the field.


Photo by Micah Rhodes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

South Carolina Assistant Coach Beth Goodenough congratulates her Special Olympics athletes following one of their soccer matches. Goodenough bridges the communication gap between her athletes and the officials, doing a majority of the sign language translation.

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  1. We love you guys! Meeting your team was one of the highlights of our entire week. You guys are Amazing!!!
    Jill, Ass’t Coach of Team Oregon

    Comment by Jill Fummerton — July 24, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

  2. Great job Hornets!!! Your team is full of heart and desire. Thank you so much for the memories. I would love to set up email penpals with my English class and your team.

    Comment by Matt, Soccer Coach Oregon — July 25, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

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