Labbé returns to the NWSL this year, after last playing in the league with the Washington Spirit in 2016. Read her 2019 Starting XI Question answers.
Days after winning the 2018 NWSL Championship, defender Kaleigh Kurtz sat down with NC Courage head coach Paul Riley for their end of season coach/player meeting. It marked the completion of Kurtz’s first season in the NWSL. Up to that point, her 2019 fate was unsure. The meeting went well and she knew she would be back training and playing with the Courage come 2019. It set in motion a motivating offseason setting her up for what she hopes will be a bigger role in the 2019 Courage campaign.