Courtney Wetzel

Number: 20
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-7
Born: Feb. 25, 1989, Puyallup, Wash.
Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.
College: Oregon State Univ.
Last Club: Ottawa Fury (W-League)

 

A defender/midfielder with local ties, the Pacific Northwest native joined Thorns FC as a Discovery Player signing on April 5, 2013.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Appeared in 16 of the team's 22 regular-season games (6 starts) ... Logged one goal and one assist in 602 minutes of action ... Earned time as a sub in both NWSL playoff games ... Started six straight games from June 1-July 6 ... Scored her first career NWSL goal on June 6 in a 4-3 win over FC Kansas City, finishing a pass from defender Marian Dougherty ... Earned her first career NWSL start on June 2 against Chicago ... Registered her first career NWSL assist on Alex Morgan’s 86th-minute goal against Washington on May 19.

International
2010: Made two substitute appearances for the U.S. Women’s U-23 National Team in friendlies against Oregon State (April 22, 2010) and the University of Portland (April 26, 2010).

Professional
2012: Tallied one goal and two assists in seven appearances (4 starts) for the semi-professional Ottawa Fury of the USL W-League, helping the Fury capture its first-ever W-League championship … Appeared in six matches for German Regionalliga Sud club SC Sand ... 2011: Scored one goal in three appearances (2 starts) for Ottawa during the 2011 W-League season … 2010: Registered two goals and one assist in nine matches (5 starts) for Ottawa … 2009: Appeared in five matches for the Fury, logging 258 minutes played … 2008: Netted two goals and one assist in 10 matches (5 starts) for Ottawa.

College
Set the Oregon State single-season record with 12 assists during her senior campaign in 2010 … Finished the year with two goals and 12 assists and also recorded a team-high 74 shots … Finished her career ranked fifth on the team’s all-time chart with 138 shots and tied for third with 81 games played … Ranks second all-time in Beavers history with 22 career assists, one shy of the top mark of 23 set by Jenna Leavitt (1990-94) … Was an NSCAA All-Pacific Region Second-Team honoree as a senior … Named to the All-PAC-10 Conference Second-Team list … Finished her collegiate career with seven goals and 22 assists … Helped guide the Beavers to a second straight NCAA Tournament berth …Scored twice against Ohio State in a NCAA First Round match on Nov. 13, 2009 … Defensive efforts helped guide the Beavers to a school-record 0.90 goals-against average for the season … 2008: Played in 19 games (all starts) … Registered a team-high three assists … 2007: Appeared in 19 games as a true freshman (15 starts) … Ranked third on the team with three assists.

Personal
Favorite soccer player is Michelle Akers.