(March 28, 2017) – The Boston Breakers announced today the signing of forward Margaret Purce. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Purce was selected at No. 9 in the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. The 21-year-old Olney, Md. native played 69 games for Harvard, scoring 42 goals and tallying 12 assists. The two-time Ivy League Player of the Year was an All-Ivy League selection all four years with the Crimson.
“Midge has really impressed since our preseason camp started,” Boston Breakers head coach Matt Beard said. “She is a quick, versatile forward who will give us something a bit different to the forwards that we already have. I’m looking forward to seeing her progress over the next few months.”
Purce, who played for the U.S. at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and was a member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, recently returned from La Manga, Spain with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team. She scored her first goal for the U-23s on March 1, a 2-0 win over Japan.
“I’m really excited,” Purce said. “All the players are very talented and hard-working. And, it’s a great (coaching) staff and a great environment to be in.”
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