Breakers acquire Canadian defender Allysha Chapman from Houston

(Nov. 29, 2016) - The Boston Breakers announced today that the team has acquired defender Allysha Chapman from the Houston Dash in exchange for an international roster spot in 2017 and 2018 as well as the No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.

The draft pick sent to Houston was originally transferred from the Chicago Red Stars in a trade in July. Should Chicago acquire the 13th or 14th overall draft pick, that selection would go to Houston as the Dash will receive the lower of the two Red Stars 2017 second-round draft picks available to Boston at the draft.

Capped 39 times for the Canadian Women’s National Team, Chapman has started 27 games for Canada, scoring one goal and tallying two assists. She recently won the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. She claimed silver at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship and was on Canada’s team that finished first at the 2016 Algarve Women’s Cup.

“Allysha was one of my top targets in this offseason, and I'm delighted that we have managed to bring her to Boston,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “She will add great defensive stability to our side, and she is a threat going forward. She also brings a wealth of NWSL and International experience.”

Prior to playing for the Houston Dash, Chapman played for Eskilstuna DFF in Sweden’s top-flight league, Damallsvenskan, in 2014. She scored three goals in 19 appearances (17 starts). In 2012 and 2013, she played for IK Sirius FC in Sweden’s second division, Elitettan.

A three-year letterwinner at Louisiana State University, Chapman was the 2011 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and named to the All-SEC First Team as a senior. In three years at LSU, Chapman made 67 appearances.

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