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NWSL

Bio: Based in Cary, North Carolina, the Courage was founded in 2017. The Courage plays its home games at the Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. In 2018, the Courage became the first team in the history of the NWSL to win both the Shield and the Championship in the same season. In 2019, the Courage became the first team to win the Championship on their home field.

Roster:

  • Goalkeepers:

    • Katelyn Rowland, 0

    • Stephanie Labbe, 1

    • Sam Leshnak, 37

  • Defenders:

    • Kaleigh Kurtz, 3

    • Abby Erceg, 6

    • Merritt Mathias, 11

    • Abby Dahlkemper, 13

    • Jaelene Hinkle, 15

    • Hailey Harbison, 26

  • Midfielders:

    • Mckenzie Meehan, 4

    • Sam Mewis, 5

    • Denise O’Sullivan, 8

    • Debinha, 10

    • Julia Spetsmark, 16

    • Heather O’Reilly, 17

    • Ryan Williams, 20

    • Cari Roccaro, 21

    • Meredith Speck, 25

    • Lauren Milliet, 27

  • Forwards:

    • Lynn Williams, 9

    • Leah Pruitt, 12

    • Jessica McDonald, 14

    • Crystal Dunn, 19

    • Kristen Hamilton, 23

  • Technical Staff:

    • Head Coach: Paul Riley

    • Assistant Coach: Scott Vallow

    • Assistant Coach: Sean Nahas

    • Assistant Coach: Bill Palladino

    • Goalkeeper Coach: Nathan Thackeray