Biography:

Nkem-EzurikeNkem Ezurike earned her first senior cap at the 2014 Cyprus Cup where Canada would finish fifth. She has plenty of junior experience, winning bronze with the under-20 team in 2012 and silver with the under-17 team in 2008 at the CONCACAF Championships. She is the career leader in goals (49) and points (118) for the Michigan Wolverines. Ezurike was a 2013 All-American, a four-time All-Big Ten Team member (2012-13 first team, 2010-11 second team), a 2010 Big Ten All-Freshman Team member, and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten Team member (2011-13). She was drafted eighth overall by the Boston Breakers in the 2014 NWSL draft. She was also a National Champion in 2008 with Halifax City SC.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Levi and Christie Ezurike were born in Nigeria… Siblings Abuchi, Didi, and Nneka… Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 6… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Studies… Enjoys listening to music… Odds and Ends: Biggest role model growing up was Didier Drogba because of the way he played…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

FIFA U-17 WCup: 2008 – QF

FIFA U-20 WCup: 2012 – 11th

CONCACAF U-20: 2012 – SILVER

Cyprus Cup: 2014 – 5th