Makenzy Doniak
Doniak with the Western New York Flash in 2016
Personal information
Full name Makenzy Allyson Doniak
Date of birth (1994-02-25) February 25, 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Chino Hills, California
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
HB Køge
(on loan from Chicago Red Stars)
Number 13
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Virginia Cavaliers 96 (64)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Western New York Flash 22 (4)
2017–2018 North Carolina Courage 23 (0)
2017–2018Adelaide United (loan) 12 (7)
2018–2019 Utah Royals FC 11 (1)
2020– Chicago Red Stars 0 (0)
2020-HB Køge (loan) 11 (5)
National team
2012–2014 United States U20
2015–2017 United States U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 August 2020

Makenzy Allyson Doniak (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional soccer player. A forward, she plays for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). Currently on loan at HB Køge in the Elitedivisionen.

Club career

Virginia Cavaliers

Doniak left the Virginia Cavaliers as the career leader in points (164) and goals (64).[1][2][3]

Western New York Flash, 2016

Doniak was drafted by Western New York Flash in the 2nd round of the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[4] Doniak won the 2016 NWSL Championship as a member of the Flash.

North Carolina Courage 2017–2018

Doniak became a member of the Courage when the Western New York Flash were purchased by the North Carolina FC Organization.[5] She was part of the Courage team that won the 2017 NWSL Shield, and advanced to the 2017 Championship Game. Doniak came in as a first half substitute in the final, replacing an injured Taylor Smith. The Courage lost to the Portland Thorns FC 1–0.[6] On February 23, 2018, the Courage announced that Doniak had torn her ACL and would miss the entire 2018 season.[7]

Loan to Adelaide United 2017

On October 27, 2017 Doniak was loaned to Australian club Adelaide United as an international player for the 2017–18 W-League season. She scored 7 goals during the season, which led the team in scoring.[8][9]

Utah Royals FC, 2018–2019

On June 28, 2018 the Utah Royals acquired Doniak from the Courage in a trade that sent the rights for Heather O'Reilly to North Carolina.[10]

Doniak made her debut for the Royals on May 11, 2019 against the Houston Dash. She scored her first goal for Utah on May 26 in a 2–0 victory over the Orlando Pride. Doniak made one start in 11 appearances for Utah during the 2019 NWSL season.[11]

Chicago Red Stars, 2020–present

On December 19, 2019 Doniak was traded to the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for Chicago's second round draft pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft.[12]


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  2. ^ Goff, Steven (August 20, 2015). "A sister's bond: Virginia soccer star has no shortage of inspiration". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Hays, Graham (September 3, 2015). "For Virginia Cavaliers' Makenzy Doniak, Scoring Touch Is A Healing Touch". espnW. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "2016 NWSL College Draft Recap". Western New York Flash. January 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Western New York Flash officially moving to Cary, North Carolina". January 9, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns FC". October 14, 2017. Archived from the original on June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "NC Courage midfielder Makenzy Doniak to miss season". February 23, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Migliaccio, Val (October 27, 2017). "Adelaide United's squad has unveiled an awesome foursome of signings from the United States". The Advertiser.
  9. ^ "Makenzy Doniak". Adelaide United. Archived from the original on January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "North Carolina acquires rights to O'Reilly from Utah in exchange for Doniak". June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "M.DONIAK". Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  12. ^ "Makenzy Doniak traded to the Chicago Red Stars". December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 21, 2019.