Olivia Moultrie parents, K.C. and Jessica Moultrie, are an integral part of her support system who shaped her soccer prominence.
To ensure Moultrie’s passion gets enough training time, her father and mother homeschooled her. Eventually, at 15, she became the Portland Thorns F.C. midfielder- the youngest NWSL player in history.
Her dedication and talent catapulted her to a new height of soccer prominence. But it is undeniable that her parent’s love and their athletic genes played a noteworthy role as well.
Her dad and mom were college athletes now pursuing a health-product business.
The 18-year-old American soccer star plays in the NWSL team, Portland Thorns F.C. (2021- now).
Moreover, she also plays for the U.S. women’s national team, having appeared in its youth programs: U-15, U-16, U-17, and U-20.
Olivia, a Utah-born, made her way to Portland from Santa Clarita, California, where she began playing soccer at three years old. She was the only girl to play on a boys’ team at U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
At 11, Moultrie became the youngest ever to commit to college. She was to play for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she turned 18 (i.e., in the 2024 season).
However, she opted out of commitment and joined Portland Thorns F.C. in 2019 while signing an endorsement deal with Nike.
Olivia Moultrie Parents
Who Are K.C. And Jessica Moultrie?
Born Olivia Lynn Moultrie on September 17, 2005, the American soccer star is the daughter of K.C. Moultrie and his wife, Jessica. She is the eldest of three daughters of her parents.
Both of them were collegiate athletes- while K.C. played basketball at NAIA Montana State-Northern, Jessica was a defender on the college soccer team at South Carolina.
Though they later branched out to a business venture, her daughter has taken the professional althetic route.
According to Jessica’s LinkedIn, she is a 2002 graduate with a degree in finance and human resource management from Darla Moore School of Business- University of South Carolina.
She’s been working as Sr. sales representative at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (2005- present). Earlier, she worked at Odyssey Pharmaceuticals, Braintree Labs, and L-3 Communications.
Moreover, Jessica is the owner of Diamonds in the Making, Inc.
As for K.C. Moutrie, he graduated from Montana State University-Northern in 2002 with a B.A. in communication.
He was a district business manager for Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America (2008- 11), Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (2011-13), and AstraZeneca (2013-19).
Olivia’s parents are now members (grade: Presidential diamond) of the doTERRA Essential Oils USA.
Olivia Moultrie Parents Didn’t Back Down On Anything
Olivia Moultrie parents are avid supporters of her career and left no stone unturned for their daughter. To support young Moultrie’s soccer passion, they built a turf field in their backyard.
Even more, when she was in the 5th grade, they homeschooled her so that she could get enough time to practice.
Aside from professional ethics, Olivia’s parents also instilled respect for religious beliefs and family. She said, “We always say in our family- It’s faith. Then family. Then soccer.”
On May 4, 2021, Moultrie’s parents filed a lawsuit against the NWSL, citing a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The league had kept her from signing a professional deal due to its age-limit policy.
Thanks to the temporary restraining order against the age rule, she became the third-round draft pick of the Thorns. Later, the club signed her on a three-year contract on June 30, 2021.
Olivia Has Two Younger Sisters
The American female soccer prodigy grew up with her two younger sisters, Gabi Moultrie and Bella Moultrie.
Born on September 6, 2007, Gabi is 16 years old. She is two years younger than her soccer star sister.
Olivia and her youngest sister, Bella (b. July 23, 2011), 12, have an age gap of nearly six years.
Moultrie’s sister, Gabi, is making her name in basketball at Wilsonville High School- the year 2023 being her freshman year.
The youngest one, Bella, is passionate about soccer like her elder sister. She played in the Soccer Chance Academy Portland and became a regional champ in 2019 (at eight years old).