Oct. 21, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Senior Nkem Ezurike (Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia/Sackville) of the No. 12-ranked University of Michigan women's soccer team was named Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday (Oct. 21).
Ezurike scored three goals in last weekend's victories over Indiana (1-0) and Purdue (3-1). Two of those goals came in yesterday's win over the Boilermakers, as Ezurike became the program's all-time scoring leader with 45 career goals, surpassing Kacy Beitel (1997-00), the previous record holder at 44 goals. Ezurike needs 10 points to become the program's career points leader, a record currently held by Abby Crumpton (116 points, 1999-2002).
Among all Big Ten players, Ezurike is tied for third in points (27), fourth in goals (10) and tied for fourth in assists (seven). She also ranks second in the Big Ten in shots (71). She has started 70 of 71 career matches, scoring 45 goals and tallying 17 assists (107 points).
Michigan returns to the field on Friday (Oct. 25), facing Illinois in Champaign, Ill. The match will begin at 7 p.m. CDT.
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