The Boston Breakers announced the signings of two draft picks, Canadian Nkem Ezurike and Jazmine Reeves from the 2014 NWSL College Draft.
“We like her size and ability to play with her back to goal and hold the ball up,” Tom Durkin, Breakers head coach said. “She doesn’t have the breakaway speed of other strikers, but she can be a special player if she develops.”
During her four year career at Michigan, Ezurike became the Wolverines all-time leader in goals 49 and points 118. During her senior season she led them to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament and was also a semifinalist for the 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy.
The Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia., native made her senior international debut for Canada on 5 March 2014 in the Cyprus Cup.
“It’s very exciting to sign with the Boston Breakers. Playing professionally is something I’ve been working towards for a while now, and it’s such a great feeling to get that opportunity, especially with a great organization like the Breakers,” Ezurike said. “I look forward to getting to know the team more as well as the coaching staff, and I’m excited to see what the team can do this season and what success we will have.”
Reeves scored 11 goals as a senior for Virginia Tech and helped the Hokies reach the NCAA semifinals. She also became the first Hokie to be selected a first-team All-American and to be drafted into the NWSL.
“Reeves is an exceptional athlete who proved that she has the pace and strength to compete at any level the league presents,” said Breakers head coach Tom Durkin. “She suits our needs on the depth chart in the forward position. She is a quick study, and has a great attitude and will fit right in.”