Three Players Represent NC Courage on NWSL August Team of the Month

Sep 6, 2017

CARY, N.C. (Sept. 6, 2017) - Three NC Courage players have been named to the August NWSL Team of the Month as voted by the NWSL Media Association. Katelyn Rowland, Taylor Smith and Sam Mewis join eight other NWSL players on the Team of the Month for their exceptional performance in August.

Rowland is part of the prestigious 11 for the first time this year after making 14 saves in August and earning three shutouts to bring her total to seven this year. Her efforts played a large role in the Courage's 5-0-0 record during the month.

This is Smith's second appearance on the Team of the Month as she was also a member in July. The defender made 19 tackles in five appearances and played all 450 minutes in August while also contributing to the team's 0.50 goals against average.

Mewis earns her third Team of the Month recognition thanks to her overall dominance in the center of the field plus her three goals and 450 minutes played. Mewis was also recognized this month as Player of the Week for Week 16 of the NWSL season after scoring two goals against the Seattle Reign on Sunday, Aug. 13.

August Team of the Month

Goalkeeper: Katelyn Rowland
Defenders: Steph Catley, Ali Krieger, Taylor Smith, Emily Sonnett
Midfielders: Lindsey Horan, Marta, Sam Mewis
Forwards: Sam Kerr, Alex Morgan, Hayley Raso

Rowland, Smith, Mewis and the NC Courage return home to Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, Sept. 9 as they host the Houston Dash at 7:30 pm for Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Tickets to the match can be purchased at or by calling our box office at 919-459-8144. Fans can use the discount code PINK17 and a portion of the ticket sales will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

The North Carolina Courage is a professional women’s soccer team that plays in the NWSL. NC Courage, the reigning NWSL champion, plays its home games at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. For more information, please visit or follow the team on Twitter and Facebook.


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