U.S. Soccer
Courtney Petersen
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Courtney Petersen

Midfielder Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

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  • Hometown

    Canton, Mich.

  • Club

    Michigan Hawks

A long-time member of the USA’s Youth National Teams, she played at the U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-20 levels … Heads into the Women’s World Cup with 12 caps and two goals, one each scored in the final two matches before the World Cup on Oct. 8 and 10 against Venezuela before … Traveled with the USA to Papua New Guinea in May of last year for a pre-World Cup test run and matches … One of eight players on the roster that was not on the U.S. team that won the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Honduras at the end last year.

College / High School: Attends the University of Virginia, but is red-shirting what would be her sophomore season to play in the World Cup … As a freshman at UVA in 2015, she played in 22 games, starting two, and scored her first goal against Cal Poly on Aug. 28, hitting the game-winner in a 2-0 victory … Also had a game-tying free kick goal against Pepperdine … Had three goals and three assists overall … Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team … Attended Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Mich. … Did not play high school soccer.

Club: Played U-9 for the Canton Celtics before playing the rest of her youth career of the Michigan Hawks … Helped the Hawks win a U-13 state and regional title, and also won a U-18 state title and a U-18 ECNL National Championship … An NSCAA Youth All-American.

Full name is Courtney Lynn Petersen … Nicknames are Court or CP … Loves to hang out with her friends, watch Netflix, go the movies and MLB and NHL games … The youngest in her family and extended family, she has an older sister named Stephanie and an older brother named Jeffrey … Also loves to go apple picking and enjoy the cider mills … Three words that best describe her off the field are always “laughing, caring and outgoing” … Three words that best describe her on the field are “fearless, confident and hardworking” … Favorite class is math … Her craziest ambition is to go sky diving … Favorite foods are mash potatoes and steak … Favorite snack is a kale smoothie with spinach, mango and pineapple … Her favorite women’s soccer player is Mia Hamm and her favorite men’s player is Lionel Messi … Says the best part about being a soccer player is “being able to inspire younger soccer players” … Some of her favorite TV shows are One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and 90210 … Favorite dessert is chocolate cake.