In a press release yesterday, the North Carolina Courage announced their 32-player preseason roster for the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season just a day ahead of their Mexico-based friendly against Rayadas de Monterrey on March 9.
Currently, the Cary, NC based Courage are in a two-week training trip to Mexico that culminates in an international friendly against Rayadas de Monterrey. Courage fans can tune into the match via the NC Courage Live webpage at https://www.nccourage.com/live/. The international friendly kicks off at 9:00 pm ET tonight.
Both recent international signed players, Denmark’s Mille Gejl Jensen and Japan’s Narumi Miura have been able to join the Courage mid-camp.
The 32-player roster consists of 22 contracted players, four 2023 draftees and six non-roster invitees.
2023 North Carolina Courage 32-player Roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Marisa Bova, Casey Murphy, Katelyn Rowland
Defenders (10): Malia Berkely, Sarah Clark (NRI), Sydney Collins (DRAFT), Estelle Johnson, Emily Fox, Kaleigh Kurtz, Kiki Pickett, Nikia Smith (NRI), Croix Soto (NRI), Ryan Williams.
Midfielders (10): Elianna Beard (NRI), Hope Breslin (NRI), Jenifer Cudjoe (NRI), Emily Gray, Narumi Miura (INT), Denise O’Sullivan, Brianna Pinto, Clara Robbins (DRAFT), Meredith Speck, Frankie Tagliaferri.
Forwards (9): Tess Boade, Millie Farrow (INT), Mille Gejl Jensen (INT), Haley Hopkins (DRAFT), Tyler Lussi, Rikke Madsen (INT), Kerolin Nicoli (INT), Brittany Ratcliffe, Olivia Wingate (DRAFT).
DRAFT: Players selected in the 2023 NWSL Draft
INT: International Slot
NRI: Non-Roster Invitee