Name: Nkem Ezurike
Pronunication: kem Zuh-ri-KAY
Jersey number: 22
Date of birth: March 19, 1992
Hometown: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
College: University of Michigan
Last club: University of Michigan
How acquired: Signed as a college draft pick on March 27, 2014
Professional: In 2015, appeared in 12 games (three starts) ... Played 417 minutes ... Scored one goal and tallied one assist ... Goal came in a 3-2 win April 26 at home against the Houston Dash. 2014: Drafted No. 8 overall in the 2014 NWSL College Draft ... Made her Breakers debut on May 3, 2014, coming on as a sub in the second half against Sky Blue FC ... Finished the season with two goals ... Scored first professional goal in her first professional start, a 4-1 win on May 28 over Portland Thorns FC at home ... Scored second goal of season on June 27 in a 2-1 loss to the Western New York Flash ... Appeared in 11 games (six starts) ... Played 503 minutes.
International: Has five caps for the Canadian Women's National Team ... Competed at the 2015 Pan-American Games in Toronto, Canada ... earned first cap with the senior team on March 5, 2014, at the Cyprus Cup ... Has three caps for Canada ... Was a member of the Canadian U-20 National Team (2012) ... competed for Canada at CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship ... Member of Canadian National Training Center - Atlantic (2005-10) ... took part in Canada U-20 National Team camp (2009) ... Nova Scotia Provincial Team (2005-10) ... IKON awards Athlete of the Year (2009) ... Canadian U-17 National Team (2007-08) ... participated in the 2008 U-17 Women's World Cup ... won a bronze medal at the 2008 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.
College: University of Michigan's career leader in goals (49) and points (118) ... NSCAA All-American (2013 - First Team) ... Semifinalist for 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy ... Three-time NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region (2013 - first team; 2012 - second team; 2010 - third team) ... Four-time All-Big Ten (2012-13 - first team; 2010-11 - second team) ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2010) ... Two-time CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American (2012-13 - Third Team) ... CollegeSportsMadness.com All-Big Ten (2013 - First Team) ... TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie Team honorable mention (2010) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011-13) ... Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2011-13) ... All-Michigan Invitational Team (2011).
Scholastic/Club: Went to Sackville High School (Class of 2010) ... did not letter due to restrictions placed on players participating at National Training Center ... Member of Laval Cometes of the USL W-League (2010) ... Played for Halifax City Soccer Club (2008-10), winning the national championships in 2008 ... Also played for Scotia Soccer Club (2002-08).
Personal: Born Nkemjika Natalie Ezurike in Halifax, Nova Scotia ... daughter of Levi and Christie Ezurike ... speaks English and French... her parents and grandparents were born in Nigeria.