Biography:

Shelina Zadorsky started with the Canadian program in 2007 and won a bronze medal at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in 2008 where she scored two goals. With the U-20 team, she won a CONCACAF Championship silver medal in 2012 and was captain of the FIFA U-20 World Cup team. Zadorsky made her senior debut in 2013 against South Korea at a tournament in China. She tied as Canada’s leading scorer at the 2015 Pan Am Games with two goals. Zadorsky was part of Canada’s second place finish at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier, helping the team earn a spot in Rio. She was also a member of the squad that won the 2016 Algarve Cup. In her Olympic debut at Rio 2016, Zadorsky played all 90 minutes in each of Canada’s last four games, including the bronze medal match. She played collegiately for the Michigan Wolverines and was a two-time All-Big Ten First Team in 2012 and 2013 as well as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011-13). Zadorsky was the captain in her senior year and anchored the defense that conceded a program record of just 12 goals in 23 games. She also had her best year offensively with one goal and 11 assists. She finished her NCAA career with three goals and 15 assists in 81 games played. After graduation she played professionally for the Perth Glory in Australia and is currently playing for Vittsjo GIK in the Swedish first division.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Peter and Mary… Older sisters Briana and Tessa… Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 4… Grew up participating in track and field, basketball, volleyball… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a degree in Psychology… Enjoys travelling, shopping, watching movies, cafes, music, coaching, spending time with family… Odds and Ends: Nickname: She, Sheen, She-She… Favourite players include Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry…