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Nkem Ezurike 22
Nkem Ezurike

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

High School:
Sackville

Height:
5-11

Position:
F


01/17/2014

Ezurike Picked by Boston Breakers in First Round of NWSL Draft

Women's Soccer Star Ezurike Goes Eighth Overall in NWSL Draft

12/06/2013

Ezurike, Toohey Named All-Americans by NSCAA

Ezurike, Toohey Named Women's Soccer All-Americans

12/04/2013

All Four Michigan Captains Receive NSCAA All-Region First Team Nods

All Four Women's Soccer Captains Receive NSCAA All-Region First Team Nods

11/20/2013

The Yellow Armband: Catching Up!

Women's Soccer Yellow Armband: Catching Up!

11/16/2013

U-M Dazzles Milwaukee to Move On in NCAA Tournament

Women's Soccer Dazzles Milwaukee to Move On in NCAA Tourney

08/23/2013

W Soccer Wins Season Opener

The 19th-ranked Wolverines earned a 3-0 win over Milwaukee in their 2013 season opener.

11/17/2012

Ezurike Leads Women's Soccer to Sweet 16

Nkem Ezurike is featured after posting a goal and two assists in U-M's first-round NCAA win over Portland.

11/16/2012

Women's Soccer Postgame - Portland

Greg Ryan and Wolverine players react to the NCAA second-round win over No. 24 Portland.

11/10/2012

Women's Soccer Bests CMU in NCAA Opener

Clare Stachel tied the contest with 40 seconds left in regulation, before Nkem Ezurike scored the winner 4:58 into OT, sending U-M to a 2-1 win over Central Michigan in round one of the NCAA Championship.

09/30/2012

Ezurike Sends Women's Soccer to OT Win

Nkem Ezurike scored in double overtime to send No. 22 U-M to a 2-1 win over Nebraska in double overtime.

At Michigan ... Program's career leader in goals (49) and points (118) ... NSCAA All-American (2013 - First Team) ... Semifinalist for 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy ... Three-time NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region (2013 - first team; 2012 - second team; 2010 - third team) ... Four-time All-Big Ten (2012-13 - first team; 2010-11 - second team) ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2010) ... Two-time CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American (2012-13 - Third Team) ... CollegeSportsMadness.com All-Big Ten (2013 - First Team) ... TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie Team honorable mention (2010) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011-13) ... Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2011-13) ... All-Michigan Invitational Team (2011).

Senior (2013) ... Notables ... Captain ... Semifinalist for 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy ... NSCAA All-American (First Team) ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region (First Team) ... All-Big Ten (First Team) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com Postseason Women's Best XI (First Team) ... Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com Women's Best XI third team (preseason) ... Named CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American (Third Team) ... Ranked No. 6 on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Final Upperclassmen Top 100 rankings ... Ranked No. 21 on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Preseason Upperclassmen Top 100 rankings ... Big Ten Preseason Players to Watch list ... Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 21) ... TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Week (Oct. 22) ... Season ... Started all 23 matches ... Scored 14 goals and tallied 10 assists (38 points) ... notched 10th assist of the year in an NCAA Quarterfinal match-up against No. 1 Virginia (Nov. 29) ... scored 14th goal of the year in NCAA second round match-up against Illinois State (Nov. 22) ... recorded two goals in an NCAA Tournament match-up against Milwaukee (Nov. 16) ... scored a goal and also recorded an assist in a three-point effort against Ohio State (Nov. 2) ... tallied one assist against Illinois (Oct. 25) ... tied and broke the program's all-time scoring record with career goals No. 44 and 45 against Purdue (Oct. 20) ... scored game-winning goal vs. Indiana (Oct. 18) ... assisted on game-winning goal in program's first-ever win at Penn State (Oct. 13) ... became fourth member of 100-point club at Michigan after scoring one goal against Nebraska (Oct. 6) ... scored one goal and assisted once against Iowa (Sept. 22) ... recorded one goal against Detroit (Sept. 12) ... scored one goal against Pepperdine (Sept. 6) ... scored one goal and assisted twice vs. San Diego State (Sept. 1) ... scored one goal and assisted twice against Oakland (Aug. 25) ... scored one goal and tallied one assist vs. UW-Milwaukee (Aug. 23).

Junior (2012) ... Notables ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region (second team) ... All-Big Ten (first team) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... missed first four matches of the season due to playing for Canada at FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan ... Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17) ... Big Ten Player to Watch (Preseason) ... ranked No. 95 on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Preseason Upperclassmen Top 100 rankings ... ranked No. 8 on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Postseason Top 20 Big Ten Players rankings ... ranked No. 13 on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Preseason Top 20 Big Ten Players rankings ... named to CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason All-Conference team ... named to CollegeSportsMadness.com's All-Big Ten second team ... named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week (Sept. 24) ... Season ... played in 20 matches, making 19 starts ... scored a goal and recorded two assists vs. Portland (Nov. 16) ... scored goal vs. Central Michigan (Nov. 10) ... scored goal vs. Ohio State (Nov. 2) ... scored goal vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 31) ... scored goal vs. Illinois (Oct. 27) ... scored goal vs. Penn State (Oct. 21) ... scored goal vs. Ohio State (Oct. 18) ... scored two goals vs. Northwestern (Oct. 6) ... scored game-winning goal in double overtime against Nebraska (Sept. 30) ... scored two goals at Wisconsin (Sept. 23) ... scored game winning goal at Minnesota (Sept. 21) ... scored two goals vs. Indiana (Sept. 15) ... made season debut at Cal State Northridge (Aug. 30) ... made first start of season against Long Beach State (Sept. 2).

Sophomore (2011) ... Notables ... All-Big Ten second team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... ranked No. 85 on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Preseason Upperclassmen Top 100 rankings ... ranked No. 10 on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Midseason Big Ten Top 20 list ... named Big Ten Player to Watch (preseason) ... All-Michigan Invitational Team (2011) ... Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 3) ... named TopDrawerSoccer.com's College Team of the Week (Oct. 3) ... named CS360.com Week Seven Primetime Performer (Oct. 4) ... Season ... Started 18 games ... scored two goals vs. Oakland (Aug. 21) ... scored one goal and recorded one assist vs. Duquesne (Aug. 26) ... recorded two assists vs. DePaul (Aug. 28) ... recorded an assist vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 9) ... recorded an assist at Indiana (Sept. 18) ... scored goal vs. Minnesota (Sept. 23) ... scored game-winning goal at Iowa (Sept. 30) ... scored two goals at Nebraska (Oct. 2) ... became seventh player in school history to record a hat trick, scoring three goals at Purdue (Oct. 16) ... scored goal and recorded assist at No. 20 Illinois (Oct. 29).

Freshman (2010) ... Notables ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region third team ... All-Big Ten second team ... Big Ten All-Freshman team ... TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie Team honorable mention ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Season ... Played in 18 games, starting each contest ... led the team in goals (9), game-winners (3) and points (19) ... scored the game-winning goal vs. #16 Illinois (Oct. 31) ... netted the game-winning goal in the 110th minute at #23 Minnesota (Oct. 22) ... tallied the game-tying goal at Northwestern (Oct. 2) ... Netted two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist for a career-high five points vs. UMass (Sept. 17) ... Scored game-tying goal at Toledo (Sept. 10) ... USD All-Tournament team (Aug. 27-29) ... Notched the game-tying goal vs. Eastern Michigan (Aug. 22) ... made collegiate debut as a starter and scored first career goal vs. Detroit (Aug. 20).

Prep ... Sackville (2010) ... high honors (2007-08) ... academic honors (2008-09) ... did not letter due to restrictions placed on players participating at National Training Center.

Club/Junior Team ... Member of Laval Cometes (2010) ... Halifax City Soccer Club (2008-10) ... 2008 National Champions ... Scotia Soccer Club (2002-08).

National/International ... Canadian U-20 National Team (2012) ... competed for Canada at CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship ... Member of Canadian National Training Center - Atlantic (2005-10) ... took part in Canada U-20 National Team camp (2009) ... Nova Scotia Provincial Team (2005-10) ... IKON awards Athlete of the Year (2009) ... Canadian U-17 National Team (2007-08) ... participated in the 2008 U-17 Women's World Cup ... won a bronze medal at the 2008 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.

Personal ... Nkemjika Natalie Ezurike was born March 19, 1992 ... daughter of Levi and Christie Ezurike ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... undeclared major.

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