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2  Courtney Raetzman
Courtney Raetzman

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Elk Grove, Ill.

High School:
James B. Conant

Height:
4-11

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
1L

Club:
Sockers FC


01/31/2014

59 Wildcats on 2013 Fall Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 59 honorees is second most among the 14 SEC programs

04/04/2013

Women's Soccer Releases 2013 Fall Schedule

Wildcats to play six teams from 2012 NCAA Tournament

10/29/2012

Gilliland Named First Team All-SEC

Hubly, Raetzman selected to All-Freshman team

10/11/2012

UK Travels to Tennessee, Georgia for Weekend Series

Kentucky in search of ninth win of season

10/04/2012

Women's Soccer Travels to Face No. 16/24 Missouri, Ole Miss

Kentucky makes first trip to Columbia since Mizzou's SEC admission

10/25/2012

WSOC vs. Vanderbilt, 102512

UK defeats Vanderbilt 3-0 to close the home season on Senior Night.

09/28/2012

WSOC vs. Texas A&M, 092812

Kentucky ties No. 6 Texas A&M at the UK Soccer Complex

09/14/2012

WSOC vs. No. 13 Florida, 091412

Women's Soccer Upsets No. 13 Florida in SEC Opener; UK downs Gators for first time since 2006

09/01/2012

WSOC vs. UNC Greensboro, 083112

Women's Soccer Cruises to 2-0 Win over UNC-Greensboro; UK defense posts second clean sheet in win Friday

08/25/2012

WSOC vs. Eastern Kentucky, 082412

VanLandingham, Gilliland Power UK to 2-1 Win Over EKU; Wildcats outshoot EKU 9-1 in win

2012 (Freshman): SEC All-Freshman Team ... SEC Freshman of the Week (9/17) ... Scored game-winning goal in upset of No. 13 Florida ... Had two assists in win over Mississippi State ... Has taken 28 shots with 14 on goal ... Started in every game played in ... Struck for the game equalizer at Arkansas ... Had second-career multi-point game at LSU, scoring both UK goals including the game-winner off the crossbar in the 106th minute ... Played career-high tying 110 minutes in 2-2 draw with No. 6 Texas A&M.

Pre College: Played her club soccer with Kylie Morgan, and Kelli Hubly for Sockers F.C. in Chicago ... Native of Elk Grove Village, Ill., and comes to Kentucky specializing in attacking midfield ... Member of the U-15 and U-18 U.S. Women's National Team, and was invited to the U-18 camp, which was held in January of 2012 ... Named to the NSCAA Youth All-America team in 2011, while leading the Sockers to the Illinois State Cup in 2011 and 2010 ... Named USYS National Champion Best 11 ... At James B. Conant High School, Raetzman was a state finalist in 2011 as well as 2009 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Daughter of Jim and Paula Raetzman ... Plans on majoring in physical therapy in the fall semester.

Raetzman Q&A:

What is your nickname, and why? My nickname growing up has always been Shorty. I have always been the shortest girl on all my teams, so one of my best friends started calling me it, and it caught on.

What team member is most likely to be a head coach? Nat Horner

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Abby Wambach

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? World Cup

What would people be surprised to know about you? I am a major organizational freak. I have to have things organized by color and type and I make daily lists on what I need to do or want to do for that day/week.

If you had a horse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name it? Corky

Who is the best soccer player in the world outside of Messi? Cristiano Ronaldo

What is your prized possession? My pillow pet

Why did you choose your jersey number? My jersey number because my first two favorite numbers were taken, but I have always liked the number 2 cause it's a small number and I'm small, plus it was always my basketball number back in the day.

Who is the most famous person in your cell phone? Aaron Rodgers...but wait is Aaron Rodgers my assistant coach, or the Green Bay Packers quarterback & MVP in the Super Bowl?

What song gets you pumped up for a game? A variety of non-slow songs to get pumped for a game. Anything I can sing along.

Who is the funniest player on the team? There are multiple funny personalities on the team, I can't choose

What is your favorite city to visit? San Diego

Who is your favorite American Idol winner? Carrie Underwood by far!

What is your biggest fear? A tie between clowns and the dark...both are extremely creepy!!

What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Hamburgers

What is your dream job? To play professional soccer.

Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Blake Shelton

What's one of your most interesting life stories that sets you apart from everyone else? I was Prom Queen of my senior class.

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