Biography:

Nichelle Prince knew she wanted to play for Team Canada at age nine when her parents took the family to Boston to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Her day to be just like the players she saw came in 2012 when she helped Canada win silver at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship and qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. She was then a member of the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup team that made the quarterfinals, earning Player of the Match honours against Finland. Prince was named to the roster for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto but was unable to play due to injury. She scored a hat trick in Canada’s 10-0 win over Guatemala at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier where the team finished second to earn a spot in Rio. Prince was also a member of the victorious Canadian squad at the 2016 Algarve Cup. In two years with The Ohio State Buckeyes she is Academic All-Big 10 from 2014 and an All-Big 10 Second Team and Freshman Team in 2013. She scored 13 goals and six assists in 20 games as a freshman, but dealt with injury in her sophomore year that limited her to just 10 games and three goals.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Fabian and Robin Prince… Older sister Christine and younger sister Kendra both play NCAA soccer… Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 4… Her sister had started playing and loved it so her parents signed her up too; she cried the whole way to her first game because she didn’t want to play, but quickly fell in love with it too… Outside Interests: Finished her second year at The Ohio State University, majoring in Sports Industry with a double minor in Business and Communications… Enjoys shopping, going to movies and out to eat with friends and family, travelling…Participated in Buckeyethon, a 12-hour dance fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful”… Inspired by Christine Sinclair because she has changed what it means to be a female athlete in Canada… Eats oatmeal the morning of every game because her dad made it before every track meet and soccer game when she was younger… Collects pins from the countries she plays in… Nickname: Vic…