|Abby Dahlkemper Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||May 13, 1993|
Abby Dahlkemper is an American professional soccer player and model, best known for her career as a center-back in the North Carolina Courage soccer team starting in 2017, as well as playing for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) starting in 2016. She started her career as an amateur in 2005 and played for MVLA Avalanche until 2010, as well as for her school’s soccer team, Sacred Heart Preparatory, between 2008 and 2011. At that point, she moved over to play college soccer for UCLA Bruins and remained part of the team until 2014, while in 2013 she helped them win their 1st ever NCAA National Championship. In 2013, she also signed a contract with the club Pali Blues in the W-League and won the National Championship in July of that year with them.
After she signed with LA Blues in 2014, Abby was also a part of Western New York Flash (2015-2016), and on a loan to Adelaide United in the same season. After WNYF got sold to North Carolina owners, Abby automatically became a part of a joint soccer club named North Carolina Courage. Abby played every minute in 2017, helped the team win NWSL Shield, and was named “2017 NWSL Best XI” and “NWSL Defender of the Year for the 2017 Season”. She also took part in the 2-0 win against The Netherlands in early July 2019 to win the 2nd-straight World Cup for the United States Women’s Team. In May 2019, a well-known magazine, Sports Illustrated, invited her to be featured in a photoshoot for their Swimsuit issue. She has also amassed a large fanbase online with more than 300k followers on Instagram.
Abigail Lynn Dahlkemper
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
- Menlo Park, California, United States
- North Carolina, United States
Abby attended Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton, California, United States and graduated in 2011.
She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California, United States, and majored in sociology in the fall of 2014.
Professional Soccer Player, Model
- Father – Andrew Dahlkemper
- Mother – Susan Dahlkemper
- Siblings – Andrew Dahlkemper (Older Brother), Joe Dahlkemper (Younger Brother)
- Starting Central Defender
2 – Pali Blues
7, 13 – North Carolina Courage
7 – United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT)
8 – UCLA Bruins
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Abby Dahlkemper has dated –
- Max Kepler (2018) – She was in a relationship with Max, a Minnesota Twins outfielder. The news about their romantic connection went public around April 2018.
- Aaron Schoenfeld (2019) – She publicly acknowledged dating fellow soccer player Aaron Schoenfeld in mid-2019, after the two began sharing mutual pictures on their social media. The two also love traveling together and used the time in Paris, France, a part of Abby’s World Cup run in June 2019, to see the Eiffel Tower. The distance also seemed not to break them, as Schoenfeld began playing professional soccer in Israel starting in 2016, while she played for North Carolina Courage team in the United States in 2019.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
Abby Dahlkemper has endorsed brands such as –
- Haleiwa Bowls (2016)
- Penny Skateboards (2016)
- Sweat Cosmetics (2017)
- Puma (2018)
- Living Proof (2019)
- Coca-Cola (2019)
- Away (2019)
Best Known For
- Playing for soccer clubs such as Pali Blues (2013), LA Blues (2014), Western New York Flash (2015-2016), and North Carolina Courage starting in 2017
- Being a long-time United States Women’s National Soccer Team player, playing for Under-17 division (2008-2010), Under-20 (2011-2012), Under-23 (2012-2016), and the main team, starting in 2016
- Her social media fanbase with more than 300k followers on Instagram
First Soccer Match
Abby Dahlkemper made her professional debut with the soccer club Pali Blues in 2013. She helped the team, which competed in the USL W-League, win the western conference title in 2013, as well as the National Championship in July of that year.
As part of the United States Under-17 youth national team, Abby Dahlkemper made her international debut on March 11, 2010, against Haiti Under-17 which ended with a score of 9-0 in favor of her national team. She was also the team’s captain.
Abby Dahlkemper Favorite Things
- Movies – Dumb and Dumber (1994), Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996)
- Animal – Dog
Source – US Soccer
Abby Dahlkemper Facts
- She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Menlo Park, California, United States.
- Abby considers California, United States her home, despite living in 4 different states. Like all Californians, her favorite place is the beach.
- Abby has a dog named Bobby.
- She can quote nearly every line from any of her favorite movies.
- If she weren’t a soccer player, she would’ve tried out as a surfer, because she wants to travel to tropical places.
- She’s nearly obsessed with flossing and has to floss after every meal.
- Abby is very interested in amateur photography and had shown her Canon camera in December 2014.
- Abby was selected as the 3rd over overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft by Western New York Flash in January of that year.
- She had a sepsis infection, a life-threatening condition, at the end of 2016, which prevented her to play for the United States national team until June 2017.
- As part of North Carolina Courage, Abby was named “2018 NWSL Best XI”. She was also a finalist for the title of “Defender of the Year” in 2018.
- During her college days, Abby organized soccer fundraisers to help provide shoes for children in Africa.
- Her appearance for the United States national team in 2019 broke a few records. The match she played on June 11, 2019, against Thailand, had the most goals in a single game in the World Cup, with a score of 13-0 for her team. It was also the highest margin of victory in a single match, beating Germany’s record against Argentina in 2007 with a score of 11-0.
- Her team also broke the record for most goals in a single Women’s World Cup, with 26, and most wins in the tournament’s history, with the 4th win in 2019.
Featured Image by Jamie Smed / Flickr / CC BY-2.0