Lindsay Agnew Announces Retirement From Professional Soccer
CARY, NC (March 11, 2022) – North Carolina Courage forward Lindsay Agnew announced today her retirement from professional soccer after a six-year career that entailed time spent with the Courage, the Canada Women’s National Team, the Washington Spirit, the Houston Dash, Sydney FC, and KIF Örebro DFF. The North Carolina Courage would like to thank Lindsay for her dedication and commitment to the club, and wish her the best in retirement. Agnew has accepted a position at Anheuser Busch as an analyst on the Sustainability and Procurement team at their headquarters in St. Louis.
“It has been an extremely hard decision for me to step away from the game I love the most, but I’m excited for the next chapter, even though I know I will miss this one very much,” Agnew said. “I’m so grateful for my time with the Courage and I want to thank the club, coaches, staff, and fans for all of their support. To my teammates, thank you for always pushing me to be better, it was such a privilege to play alongside you and I will really miss seeing you everyday. I may not be putting on the jersey anymore, but I’m so proud to have been a part of this club and I’ll be a fan for life. CTID.”
Drafted 19th overall by the Washington Spirit in 2017, Agnew made eight appearances with the Spirit before being traded to the Houston Dash in January of 2018. While with the Dash, the Ohio State alum made 19 appearances for Houston, and in 2020, she signed with Sydney FC of the Australian W-League, starting five games and clocking 450 minutes of playing time. In June of that year, Agnew signed a one-year contract with the Courage, making five appearances for the North Carolina side. Following the 2020 Challenge Cup, Agnew joined KIF Örebro DFF on loan, where she made 13 appearances. The Kingston, Ontario native has also collected 15 appearances for the CANWNT, previously appearing with their U-17 and U-20 teams.
“I couldn’t be happier for Lindsay,” Head Coach Sean Nahas said. “In my conversation with her, I know how difficult of a decision this was. This has been her life for decades and to have it end is always tough. However, she has dedicated so much of her life to this sport and it has allowed her to have wonderful memories. Now she can dedicate that same time and effort to her future. I know she will go on to do great things, as that is who Linds is – a great person, with a great work ethic, a great teammate and someone who we will miss here in the locker room. I am excited to see her take these next steps beyond the game of soccer. I am extremely proud of her and cannot thank her enough for all she did for her teammates and our staff. She will always be a member of our Courage family.”