Dahlkemper is one of the most decorated defenders in NWSL. She has played in the league since 2015, winning three NWSL Championships and being named to the Best XI three times. She earned NWSL Defender of the Year honors in 2017.
PROFESSIONAL: In 2013, Dahlkemper signed with the Pali Blues in the W-League. The team won the western conference title and the National Championship in the same year. Dahlkemper was drafted in 2015 to the Western New York Flash as the third overall pick and helped the club win the 2016 NWSL Championship. She joined the North Carolina Courage in 2017 after the Western New York Flash were sold to the owners of North Carolina. At North Carolina she was named to the NWSL Best XI and voted NWSL Defender of the Year for the 2017 season. In 2018, Dahlkemper won another NWSL Championship and was named to the NWSL Best XI for a second consecutive year and finalist for Defender of the Year. In 2021 Dahlkemper joined Manchester City on loan from NC and later that year was announced as the first player signed by San Diego Wave FC.
INTERNATIONAL: Dahlkemper has represented the U.S. since 2010 when she first appeared for the U-17s and was a team captain. In 2016 Dahlkemper joined the U.S. Women’s National Team and never looked back. Dahlkemper won the SheBelieves Cup and the Tournament of Nations with the USWNT in 2018. That same year, she was named to the final 20-player roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship. In 2019, she helped the U.S. win their fourth World Cup title starting every match at center back for the stars and stripes.
COLLEGE: A UCLA alum, Dahlkemper helped the Bruins win their first NCAA National Championship in 2013. The following year, 2014, she was awarded the Honda Sports Award, given to the top collegiate female athletes across 12 sports.
PERSONAL: Dahlkemper was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and grew up in Menlo Park, California. Her parents are Susan and Andrew Dahlkemper, and siblings are Joe and Andrew. Dahlkemper married former pro soccer player, Aaron Schoenfeld in January of 2021.