|Full name||Courtney Niemiec|
|Date of birth||April 13, 1992|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|FC Delco Sting|
|2010–2013||La Salle Explorers||87||(8)|
|2014–2015||Portland Thorns FC||15||(0)|
|2016||Western New York Flash||6||(0)|
|2017||North Carolina Courage||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 28, 2017
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.
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.
Western New York Flash, 2016
Niemiec signed with the Western New York Flash for the 2016 NWSL season. She started four games for the Flash with six appearances.
North Carolina Courage, 2017
It was announced on January 9, 2017, that the Western New York Flash was officially sold to new ownership, moved to North Carolina, and rebranded as the North Carolina Courage. Niemiec appeared in 6 matches for the Courage, starting in 4 matches and playing 395 total minutes.
On May 27, 2017, Niemiec announced her retirement from professional soccer.
Awards & Honors
- 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
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- "Thorns FC waive Courtney Niemiec". Thorns FC. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
- Goldberg, Jamie (June 24, 2015). "Portland Thorns waive defender Courtney Niemiec". The Oregonian.
- "North Carolina Courage joining NWSL signals long-term ambition for young league | FOX Sports". FOX Sports. 2017-01-10. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
- "Courtney Niemiec". National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "COURTNEY NIEMIEC ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM PROFESSIONAL SOCCER". North Carolina Football Club. May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 28, 2017.