Get to know: URFC newest members

Get to know Utah Royals FC’s newest members!

Elise Thorsnes:

  • Forward
  • Born in Leikanger, Norway 
  • Last club: Avaldsnes IL (Toppserien) 
  • Has been a member of the Norway Women’s National Team since 2006. She has since appeared in 110 games, scoring over 17 goals
  • Participated in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada
  • Scored a goal in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup against Australia
  • Won the Norwegian Cup in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2017 
  • Participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she played in every single match 
  • Won the Toppserien Golden Boot award in 2006 (19 goals), 2011 (27 goals), and 2013 (19 goals)
  • Named the Toppserien Player of the Year in 2006

Katrina Gorry:

  • Midfielder
  • Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia 
  • Last club: Brisbane Roar (W-League, Australia) 
  • Has appeared in  59 games for the Matildas, registering 14 goals at the international level
  • Won the FIFA 2017 Tournament of Nations with Australia 
  • Participated in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada
  • Has appeared in 34 games since 2014 with the Brisbane Roar, scoring 9 goals
  • Won the AFC Women’s Player of the year, and the FFA Female Footballer of the year in 2014
  • Won an NWSL championship with FC Kansas City in 2014

Brittany Kolmel:

  • Defender
  • Born in Campbell Hall, NY
  • Last club: FC Kansas City 
  • In August of 2017, Kolmel became the third player in NWSL history to reach 100 caps with the league — and has currently registered over 1,000 minutes in the league
  • In her first year with FC Kansas City, Kolmel played every minute in all 20 games of the 2016 NWSL regular-season
  • Drafted in the first round of the 2010 WPS College Draft, and was named 2010 WPS All-Star in her rookie season with Sky Blue FC
  • Named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year in her junior and senior year at the University of Connecticut (2008, 2009)
  • Represented Team USA as a member of the U-20 team that took part in the 2006 Nordic Cup