Courtney Niemiec

Number: 25
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Height: 5-9
Born: April 13, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
College: La Salle University



A defender who made the squad following an open tryout, Niemiec joins Thorns FC for her first professional season in 2014, signing on April 9, 2014.

2014: Placed on the disabled list on July 24 ... Started the first 10 regular-season matches for Thorns FC ... Made her Thorns FC and professional debut April 12, helping the team record a shutout in a 1-0 road win at Houston.

COLLEGE: Earned Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year recognition in 2012 and was one of La Salle University’s most consistent defenders during her senior season, garnering a first-team all-conference mention following the 2013 season ... Anchoring a defense that allowed only 18 goals in 2013, Niemiec helped the Explorers to a third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth ...  A Philadelphia native, Niemiec recorded eight goals and 14 assists for La Salle, while featuring in 87 matches for the program as a four-year starter.