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Abby Dahlkemper      

Defender for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team & North Carolina Courage; FIFA Women's World Cup Champion

Abigail Dahlkemper is an American soccer player. She plays as a defender for the United States national team and the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League.

In 2019, Dahlkemper was the starting central defender for the national team beside Becky Sauerbrunn at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, marking her first World Cup appearance. Dahlkemper and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher were the only players to start every match of the tournament for the United States, with Dahlkemper playing every minute of the team's seven games aside from coming off in the 82nd minute against Chile in the group stage. Dahlkemper and the United States defeated the Netherlands 2–0 in the final to win the United States' fourth Women's World Cup title.

In 2013 she helped the Bruins win their first ever NCAA National Championship. In 2014, Dahlkemper was awarded the Honda Sports Award. In 2013, Dahlkemper signed with the Pali Blues in the W-League. The team won the western conference title as well as the national championship in July 2013. In January 2015, Dahlkemper was selected by the Western New York Flash in the 2015 NWSL College Draft as the third overall pick. She was signed to the team in March and made her debut in April. Dahlkemper won the NWSL Championship with the Flash in 2016. Dahlkemper became part of the North Carolina Courage in 2017 after the Western New York Flash were sold to the owners of North Carolina FC. She played every minute for the Courage in 2017 helping them win the NWSL Shield. Dahlkemper was named to the 2017 NWSL Best XI. Dahlkemper was voted NWSL Defender of the Year for the 2017 Season. In 2018, she was named to the 2018 NWSL Best XI and was a finalist for Defender of the year. North Carolina won the 2018 NWSL Championship with a 3–0 win over Portland, and didn't concede any goals in the playoffs. In 2018 Dahlkemper won the SheBelieves Cup and the Tournament of Nations with the U.S. WNT. On September 19, she was named to the final 20 player roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

She has organized soccer fund raisers to help provide shoes for children in Africa, and in 2019, Dahlkemper posed for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in Saint Lucia.

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