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NC Courage Fall Series Roster Update

By Morgan Birkedal , 09/09/20, 4:15PM EDT

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Cary, NC (September 9, 2020)- The NC Courage have announced the team’s updated roster ahead of the fall series of NWSL matches. The Courage will kick off the NWSL Fall Series on Friday, September 11 against the Houston Dash at 7 p.m. on Twitch.

Jessica McDonald has signed a contract extension through 2021. Kristen Hamilton and Debinha have signed contract extensions through 2022. Sinclaire Miramontez has signed a contract through 2020 and Lynn Williams has signed a new contract through 2023.

Rylee Baisden, Danica Evans, Kristina Maksuti, Peyton Perea, and Ari Romero have signed contracts with the NC Courage through the end of the 2020 season.

Lindsay Agnew has been loaned to Swedish side Kif Örebro through the end of the Damallsvenskan season in November. Hailie Mace is also on loan in Sweden with Kristianstads DFF through November.

Denise O’Sullivan will join Brighton & Hole Albion in England on loan through December 31, 2020. The midfielder will also spend time representing her country as Ireland participates in UEFA Women’s Euro qualifiers in mid-September.

Samantha Mewis signed a contract with Manchester City on August 10. The midfielder’s NWSL rights remain with the North Carolina Courage.

Merritt Mathias will be unavailable for the Fall Series as she recovers from injury. Ally Watt will be unavailable after suffering a season-ending injury in the NWSL Challenge Cup.

Jaelene Daniels, Crystal Dunn, Abby Erceg, Kristen Hamilton, and Jessica McDonald have elected to opt-out of the NWSL Fall Series. Stephanie Labbé has elected to opt-out following the NC Courage’s September 19 match.

 NC Courage 2020 NWSL Fall Series Roster by Position

Goalkeepers (3): Stephanie Labbé (FED, VOO after Sept. 19), Samantha Murphy, Katelyn Rowland

Defenders (7): Abby Dahlkemper (FED), Kaleigh Kurtz, Hailey Harbison, Addisyn Merrick (CDP), Sinclaire Miramontez (CDP), Ari Romero, Ryan Williams

Midfielders (5): Debinha, Lauren Milliet, Peyton Perea, Cari Roccaro, Meredith Speck

Forwards (5): Rylee Baisden, Danica Evans, Kristina Maksuti, McKenzie Meehan, Lynn Williams

Unavailable Players (10): Lindsay Agnew (LOAN), Jaelene Daniels (VOO), Crystal Dunn (FED, VOO), Abby Erceg (VOO), Kristen Hamilton (VOO), Hailie Mace (LOAN), Merritt Mathias (SEI), Jessica McDonald (VOO), Denise O’Sullivan (LOAN), Ally Watt (SEI, CDP)

FED – U.S. Soccer Federation Player
SEI – Season-Ending Injury
CDP – 2020 NWSL College Draft Pick
LOAN – Player on Loan
VOO – Voluntary Opt-Out