CARY, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2023) – The North Carolina Courage have re-signed forward Brittany Ratcliffe for the 2023 season. The deal also includes a mutual option for the 2024 season. Ratcliffe joined Courage in 2021 and has been a member of the NWSL since the 2016 season.
Ratcliffe appeared in 10 regular season games in 2022, starting three of them, and scored twice with a 75% pass success rate. She appeared in 12 games in 2021, including a pair of starts, and scored a goal.
“Britt is the ultimate pro. Day in and day out she is someone who puts in the work for both herself and the team. Her tireless work rate and commitment is what we need on our roster. In 2022 she gave us quality minutes when called upon and we are very happy to have a quality player and person back with us for the 2023 season,” said head coach Sean Nahas.
Ratcliffe was drafted 17th overall by the Boston Breakers in the 2016 NWSL Draft and has played each season since, totaling 69 regular season games and 26 starts. She’s netted six goals and added a pair of assists on 51 shots. She played for FC Kansas City in 2017, Utah in 2018 and 2019 and in the 2020 Fall Series before joining the Courage in 2021.
Prior to her professional career, Ratcliffe was a four-year standout at the University of Virginia, including a pair of All-ACC selections.