CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson alum Shannon Horgan has signed a national team replacement contract with the North Carolina Courage, the organization announced on Friday.
Horgan has been training with the team since the preseason and played against her former teammates earlier this spring. She and Peyton Perea were signed to replace Abby Dahlkemper, Crystal Dunn, Jessica McDonald and Sam Mewis, who were named to the U.S. World Cup roster.
“Shannon is a tremendous athlete with a gifted left foot,” said Riley. “In the short time she has been here she has really progressed and her versatility will make her a valuable addition to the squad. Her speed, strength and ability one on one makes her ideal for our player profile.”
While at Clemson, Horgan logged nearly 4,000 minutes in her time in Tiger Town. In her senior season she scored two goals while adding four assists. After graduating Horgan went overseas and began playing professionally for Lidkoping FC in Sweden. While with them she scored four goals in her 1,430 minutes over 17 games.
Horgan’s first match with the NC Courage will be on Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. against Sky Blue FC. The Long Beach, N.Y. native will be back on the field with former teammate Kailen Sheridan as she is the goal keeper for Sky Blue FC.