Natalia Kuikka's impact since joining the Thorns
4 reasons we're thrilled to welcome Natu back to Providence Park next year
Acquired: Discovery, Signed on Oct. 29, 2020
HONORS: 2022 NWSL Champion...2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Champion...2021 WICC Champion...2021 NWSL Shield.
2022: Appeared in 19 matches, making 16 starts with one goal and two assists during the regular season...Named to the NWSL Team of the Month for June...Started six consecutive matches (Aug. 27-Sept. 25)...Tallied her second assist on Sept. 21 against Louisville…Returned to the lineup after international duty, starting and playing 45 minutes against Louisville on July 29...Scored her 1st regular season goal on June 19 against Orlando...Started in five consecutive matches (May 28-June 19)...Tallied her first assist against Washington on May 18.
2022 Challenge Cup: Appeared in five matches (four starts), tallying one assist...Tallied her first Challenge Cup assist on March 26 against San Diego...Started, playing 90 minutes against OL Reign on March 18.
Has earned 74 international caps, tallying three goals for the Finland Women’s National Team.
2022: Appeared in all three group games of the 2022 Euros...Started two matches in the Tournoi de France against the Netherlands (Feb. 19) and Brazil (Feb. 22).
2021: Helped Finland to qualify for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, making their first appearance since 2005...Started and played in matches against Portugal (Feb. 19) and Cyprus (Feb. 23) to earn a qualifying spot.
2020: Appeared in and started two matches, logging 90 minutes in each, both of which were EURO qualifying matches against Scotland resulting in 1-0 wins...Named Finland Female National Player of the Year.
2019: Made five appearances and starts, playing a full 90 minutes in each of those matches...Scored one goal in a 4-0 EURO qualifying match win against Cyprus. 2017: Named Finland Female National Player of the Year.
COLLEGE (Florida State)
2018: Won the NCAA Championship...Named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team...United Soccer Coaches All-American Second Team...United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region First Team...All-ACC Second Team...ACC All-Tournament Team... Competed in 24 matches for Florida State in her final season... Registered two goals and an assist on the season.
2017: United Soccer Coaches All-East Region Second Team... All-ACC First Team...Started and played in 17 games... Scored her only goal of the season on August 24 with a penalty kick in the 72nd minute at Samford.
2016: NSCAA All-American Third Team... NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team... All-ACC Second Team...ACC Tournament MVP... ACC All-Tournament Team...Started in 19 games, recording five assists.
2015: ACC All-Freshman Team... ACC Tournament MVP... ACC All-Tournament Team... Appeared in 19 games at midfielder, including 18 starts... Tallied 17 points on six goals and five assists.