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The 2023 North Carolina Courage by the Numbers

by Fran Stuchbury
November 21, 2023 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - North Carolina Courage


The North Carolina Courage finished the 2023 National Women's Soccer League season in third place in the NWSL standings at 9-7-6 for 33 points. During the season the Courage won its second NWSL Challenge Cup Championship with a 2-0 victory over Racing Louisville FC on September 9th. After losing leading scorer Kerolin Nicoli to injury, the Courage fell 2-0 in the Quarterfinal Round to Gotham FC which went on to win the NWSL championship. Here is the 2023 North Carolina Courage season by the numbers.

  • 1 - NWSL MVP Award won by Kerolin Nicoli
  • 1 - NWSL Player of the Week award winner: Week 11 by Kerolin Nicoli
  • 1 - Courage player named to NWSL Best XI: Kerolin Nicoli
  • 2 - Red cards given to North Carolina: Emily Fox and Malia Berkley
  • 2 - Most penalty kicks: made by Kerolin Nicoli
  • 2 - Two Runner Up NWSL Player of the Week award winners: Week 12 Kerolin Nicoli and Week 16 Briana Pinto
  • 3 - Three Courage players selected for the Second XI: Emily Fox, Kaleigh Kurtz, and Denise O'Sullivan
  • 3 - Players who played in all 22 regular season games: Kaleigh Kurtz, Ryan Williams and Narumi Miura
  • 3 - Assists by team-leaders Kerolin Nicoli and Narumi Miura
  • 4 - Victories on the road
  • 5 - Victories at home
  • 7 - Goal differential
  • 9 - Clean sheets: no goals allowed by Casey Murphy
  • 10 - Goals scored by Kerolin Nicoli, most on the team
  • 11 - Times offside by Kerolin Nicoli
  • 12 - Courage players scored at least one goal
  • 16 - American Courage players
  • 18 - Youngest player on the Courage roster was Manaka Matsukubo
  • 21 - Shots on goal by Kerolin Nicoli
  • 22 - Goals surrenderred
  • 23 - Yellow cards given to the team
  • 25 - Players appeared in at least one game
  • 29 - Goals scored
  • 29 - Oldest player on the Courage roster: Meredith Speck
  • 66 - Saves by goalkeeper Casey Murphy
  • 1,980 - Minutes played by Kaleigh Kurtz to lead the Courage
  • 10,434 - Most fans at a home game: on Oct. 7th against San Diego Wave FC, both a club and WakeMed Soccer Park record

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