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Full name  Courtney Niemiec
2010–2013  La Salle Explorers
Name  Courtney Niemiec
Height  1.75 m
Current team  Portland Thorns FC
Playing position  Defender
Years  Team
Role  Soccer player
Position  Defender

Date of birth  (1992-04-13) April 13, 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

The Sports Break with Renee Washington: Pro Soccer Player Courtney Niemiec

Courtney Niemiec (born April 13, 1992) is an American soccer player. She played for Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League.


Portland thorns midfielder defender courtney niemiec on preseason preparing for opener

Early life

Niemiec was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Niemiec played high school soccer at Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, where she was a four year varsity letter-winner in both soccer and lacrosse. Niemiec played club soccer for FC Delco Sting.

Collegiate career

Niemiec attended La Salle University where she played as a defender and midfielder for the Explorers. Niemiec scored 8 goals and had 14 assists in 87 appearances for the Explorers, starting every game her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.

Portland Thorns, 2014-2015

Niemiec was signed by the Portland Thorns on April 9, 2014 as a free agent. On June 24, 2015, the Portland Thorns FC waived defender Courtney Niemiec. Niemiec, 23, appeared in four matches (3 starts) for Thorns FC during the 2015 season. An undrafted rookie in 2014, Niemiec made the team through an open tryout and started 10 games in her first NWSL season.

She was waived by the Portland Thorns FC in June 2015.


  • First Team All-Atlantic 10: 2013
  • Second Team NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region: 2013
  • Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year: 2012
  • First Team All-Atlantic 10: 2012
  • First Team NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region: 2012
  • References

    Courtney Niemiec Wikipedia

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