Ezurike Called Up to Canadian National Team for Cyprus Cup
Nkem Ezurike

Feb. 24, 2014

Official Release

OTTAWA, Ontario -- On Monday (Feb. 24), former University of Michigan women's soccer player Nkem Ezurike (2010-13) was one of 20 players named to the Canadian Women's National Team roster for the upcoming Cyprus Cup.

"(Ezurike) had a very good college season for Michigan," head coach John Herdman told CanadaSoccer.com. "We had her in our program last year so she did some camps with (U-20 Head Coach) Andrew Olivieri, so Andrew's been keeping an eye on her. We got her in January for a two-week trial, and she did well."

Group play gets underway on Wednesday, March 5, as Canada takes on Finland in Larnaca. The Canadians also have group matches against Italy (March 7) and England (March 10 in Nicosia). Canada has made the final each of the past two seasons but finished runner-up both times.

Ezurike played in 79 career matches for Michigan (78 starts), departing as the program's all-time leader in several offensive categories, including goals (49) and points (118). Last season as a senior, Ezurike helped lead Michigan to an 18-win season and an appearance in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, both tied for program records. She was an NSCAA All-American first team selection and a semifinalist for the 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy, given annually to the nation's best player. For her efforts, she was drafted eighth overall by the Boston Breakers in the 2014 NWSL Draft last month.

Contact: Brad Rudner (brudner@umich.edu)

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