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Ezurike lone Canadian selected in NWSL 2014 College Draft

Posted on 17 January 2014 in Around the Soccer World

With their first pick in the 2014 College Draft, No. 8 overall, the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) selected Canadian Youth International, University of Michigan star forward and NSCAA All-American Nkem Ezurike.

The 5-foot, 11-inch forward is a native of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia and is Michigan's all-time leader in goals (49) and points (118). A semifinalist for the 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy, Ezurike is a three-time NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region (2013 - first team; 2012 - second team; 2010 - third team) selection.

Internationally, Ezurike has played for the Canadian Women's U-20 (2012) and U-17 National Teams (2007-08). She played in the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

"I'm so excited. I think it'll be a great opportunity to play for Boston. They have a great bunch of players. It'll be exciting to be there and be a part of the team," Ezurike said. "It's an amazing opportunity to play in the NWSL. It's a big step up from the college level, and I'm excited to see how it is."

Ezurike was the lone Canadian selecteed in the four-round College Draft. A total of nine Canadians were available.

For complete results of the NWSL 2014 College Draft visit the leagues official website at

With files from Boston Breakers

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