North Carolina Courage defender Nora Holstad officially announced her retirement on Monday.
Holstad signed with the Courage midseason and appeared in two games, starting the final game of the regular season. She joined the team after competing in the UEFA Women’s Euro tournament for Norway this summer.
“I want to thank the NC Courage and their loyal fans for letting me be a part of their family for the past couple of months. Thanks for giving me this experience and one last adventure before ending an amazing journey with the sport I love. The Courage organization has treated me as a part of their family from day one and my teammates have welcomed me with open hearts. I wish the club, the fans and the team all the best for the future, stay the COuRsE and keep playing and living with Courage,” Holstad said in a statement released by the Courage.
Holstad also posted a statement on Twitter, saying: “I’m ready to leave the game that has given me more than I could have ever imagined.”
— Nora Holstad (@noraholstad) October 30, 2017