North Carolina Courage, US Women’s National Team
Bio: Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and raised in Menlo Park, California, Dahlkemper attended Sacred Heart Preparatory where she played on the soccer team. In 2010, she was named Gatorade California Girls Soccer Player of the Year and a Parade All-American. In college, Dahlkemper played for the UCLA Bruins and helped them win their first NCAA National Championship in 2013. In 2014, she was awarded the Honda Sports Award.
After entering the 2015 NWSL College Draft, Dahlkemper was selected by the Western New York Flash as the third overall pick. Dahlkemper and the Flash went on to win the NWSL Championship in 2016. When the Flash were sold to the owners of North Carolina FC in 2017, Dahlkemper became a part of the North Carolina Courage. In both 2017 and 2018, the team won the NWSL Shield, and in 2018 the team won the NWSL Championship. Dahlkemper has won a number of accolades while playing for North Carolina including NWSL Best XI for the 2017 and 2018 seasons as well as NWSL Defender of the Year for the 2017 season.
Dahlkemper was first called up to the US Women’s National Team in October of 2016 and quickly became a key player. In 2019, she made her first World Cup appearance as the starting central defender for the USWNT. The National Team went on to win their fourth Women’s World Cup title.
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