NC Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni reached 100 NWSL regular season appearances in today’s match against the Washington Spirit in Week 17 of the 2017 NWSL Season, giving her a total of 104 NWSL all-time appearances since she has been in the league since 2013.
“I’m very proud to play in the NWSL,” Zerboni said. “It’s a great honor to earn this many appearances in such a talented and competitive league. Not one of the 100 has gone by where I did not feel grateful to be playing in this country. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my journey.”
Zerboni played with the Western New York Flash in its inaugural 2013 NWSL Season where she helped the team win the regular season, earning the 2013 NWSL Shield. She stayed with the Flash through 2014, then spent seasons with the Portland Thorns and the Boston Breakers in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
In June 2016, Zerboni returned to the Western New York Flash, where she won the 2016 NWSL Championship under current NC Courage head coach Paul Riley.
“McCall is a superb box to box footballer,” Riley said. “She continues to get better and is improving many facets of her game. She is massive for the Courage both in the locker room and on the field. It’s been an absolute privilege to have been part of her 100 games. She is an amazing young woman and her influence on all those around her says volumes of the type of person McCall is. I’m excited to see what she does with her next 100 games.”
This season, Zerboni has played every minute of every game for the NC Courage, totaling 1,620 minutes in 18 starts. On Saturday, April 15, Zerboni scored the first goal in NC Courage history in the team’s inaugural match at the Washington Spirit. She has three goals and one assist so far in 2017.
The North Carolina Football Club would like to congratulate McCall on this outstanding milestone in her career. The club looks forward to watching her display dedication, passion and overall love of the game each time she steps on to the field. She’s a role model for her teammates, coaches, staff and fans to admire and mirror both on and off the field.