Margaret Purce - Forward

Name: Margaret Purce
Pronunciation: MARG-ah-rett Purse
Position: Forward
Height: 5-5
Jersey number: 21
Date of birth: Sept. 18, 1995
Age: 22
Hometown: Olney, Md.
Citizenship: United States
College: Harvard University
Last club: Harvard University
How acquired: Signed on March 28, 2017
Follow on Twitter: @100Purcent

Professional: In 2017 with the Breakers, appeared in 22 games ... Logged 1,387 minutes ... Scored one goal, tallied two assists ... Made pro debut on April April 16, 2017, a 2-0 loss on the road to FC Kansas City ... Scored first professional goal on July 1, 2017, a 1-0 win at home against the Washington Spirit.

College: The No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, Purce starred at Harvard University ... As a senior in 2015, First team All-America selection ... MAC Hermann Award Watch List in the preseason, later announced as a semi-finalist… Notched her second Ivy League Player of the Year award… One of a handful of players to be named All-Ivy first team four times… Garnered two Ancient Eight player of the week honors (Sep 5, 19)… Started all 17 games for the Crimson… Scored 12 goals and fished four assists for 28 points on the season… Led the Ivy League in six major offensive statistics categories… Notched four game-winning scores ... As a junior in 2014, All-Ivy League first team ... NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region second team ... Ivy League Player of the Week (Oct. 5) ... Ivy League Co-Player of the Week (Oct. 12) ... Ivy League honor roll (Sept. 7, 14, 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, 9) ... Preseason MAC-Hermann Award Watch List Candidate ... Appeared in 16 games with 14 starts ... Netted a team-high nine goals to go with two assists for 20 pointAs a sophomore in 2014, named NSCAA/Continental Tire First Team All-Mid-Atlantic ... First Team All-Ivy League ... First Team All-New England honoree ... Preseason MAC-Hermann Award Watch List Candidate ... U.S. U-20 National Team member ... Appeared in all 18 games, starting 16 for the Crimson ... As a freshman in 2013, NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's All-America third team selection ... Ivy League Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year … First rookie to earn a Player of the Year award in League history … Also a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy first team …  NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team selection ... Top Drawer Soccer Freshmen Best XI first team pick

International: Called into the senior U.S. Women's National Team camp in July 2017 ... Member of the U.S. U-23 Women's National Team ... Scored a goal for the U.S. U-23s in a 2-0 win over Japan at a tournament in La Manga, Spain in March 2017 ... Played for the USA at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan, seeing action in one match … Was the first player from an Ivy League school to represent the USA in a FIFA Women’s World  Cup … A member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala and qualified for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, she played in three games, starting all three … Was the USA’s second leading scorer in CONCACAF qualifying with three goals, all coming against the Bahamas … Attended one training camp with the U.S. U-15s in 2011 and that earned her a first call-up to the U-17s.

Scholastic/Club: Starter for Good Counsel and head coach Jim Bruno ... Played for Freestate Soccer under head coach and 1991 Women's World Cup champion Shannon Cirovski …Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012 … Two-time All-Met Player of the Year … NSCAA All-American as a sophomore and junior … Concluded her prep soccer career with 101 goals and 39 assists.

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