July 16, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer team will be well-represented when the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup starts next month as sophomores Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Prince have been selected as part of Canada’s U-20 women’s team. Agnew and Prince, who have both been a part of the Canadian U-20 pool for more than a year, will represent Canada when the FIFA U-20 World Cup opens Aug. 5.
“I am very excited to be a part of the U-20 team for Canada,” Agnew said. “It’s an honor to play in a World Cup but truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to play in it in our own country. Nichelle and I hope to do the Buckeyes proud.”
Agnew, who was limited to nine games as a freshman due to injury, started six contests and tied for second on the team with three goals while adding an assist. Prince, a second team All-Big Ten pick last season, played in all 20 matches, ranking fifth in the Big Ten with 32 points and 13 goals.
“It’s going to be an incredible experience to be able to play for my country in front of my friends and family,” Prince added. “I’m excited to be able to inspire my country and represent Ohio State.”
Canada, paired with Ghana, Finland and North Korea in Group A, begins the 16-team tournament against Ghana at 8 p.m. ET Aug. 5 before taking on Finland at 8 p.m. ET Aug. 8 and North Korea at 7 p.m. ET Aug. 12. The first two matches will take place in Toronto with the final group match slated for Montreal. The top two teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament, which start Aug. 16.