Women's Soccer

2  Courtney Raetzman
Courtney  Raetzman


Elk Grove, Ill.

High School:
James B. Conant




Sockers FC


Kentucky Ranks Second on SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sixty-three Wildcats Recognized by the League


Swift & Pope's Goals Give UKWS Win Over #4 Florida

The UK Women's Soccer team defeated fourth-ranked Florida at The Bell


Raetzman's Goal Leads UK Over South Carolina

UK notches biggest win of season over South Carolina


59 Wildcats on 2013 Fall Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll

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


Women's Soccer Releases 2013 Fall Schedule

Wildcats to play six teams from 2012 NCAA Tournament


WSOC at Louisville, 090514

UK women's soccer team beat Louisville 2-0 on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Lynn Stadium in Louisville Ky.


WSOC vs. Vanderbilt, 102512

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


WSOC vs. Texas A&M, 092812

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


WSOC vs. No. 13 Florida, 091412

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


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

2014 (Junior): SEC All-Second Team ... Took a career-high five shots against Francis Marion, scoring a goal in the match as well ... Returning from an MCL injury in 2013 ... Scored against Ohio to put the match away in the second half ... Had three shots vs. Pepperdine ... Scored two goals on Friday night against Mississippi State for second time in her career, including the game-winning goal ... Took one shot vs. Texas A&M ... Scored the game-winning goal vs. No. 24 South Carolina ... Scored against Ole Miss for sixth goal of the season ... Assist vs. Auburn ... Had a new career high six shots in the NCAA Tournament vs. SIUE.

2013 (Sophomore):
Started all seven games she has appeared in ... Took season, and career-high tyingfour shots in draw with Utah ... Returned to action after knee injury vs. Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament match, earning a starting spot.

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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