Feb. 9, 2012
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Sophomores Nkem Ezurike (Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia) and Shelina Zadorsky (London, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) of the University of Michigan women's soccer team were recently announced as invitees to Canada's U-20 women's training camp. The camp's roster, which was set back on Feb. 3, features 22 athletes, 18 of whom play collegiate soccer in the U.S.
The camp will run from Feb. 13-27 in San Jose, Costa Rica. At the conclusion of the camp, the coaching staff will set a roster for the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship, which runs from March 1-11 in Panama City, Panama. Canada will play matches against Haiti (March 1, 5 p.m. EST), Jamaica (March 3, 7:30 p.m.) and Mexico (March 5, 7:30 p.m.) before moving on to the semifinals. The teams in the championship match and the winner of the third-place match will qualify to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, held from Aug.18 to Sept. 9 in Japan.
Ezurike, a forward, has started all 36 matches she has played in during her first two years in Ann Arbor. She has scored 20 goals, including 11 as a sophomore last season, and assisted on seven others. Ezurike is also a two-time All-Big Ten second team selection.
Zadorsky, a defender, has started every match over the last two years at Michigan (38-38). She has one goal and three assists for her career, the lone goal coming at Indiana last season (also a game winner).
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423