COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Prince, members of the Ohio State women’s soccer team from 2013-16, recently have been named to the Canadian Women’s World Cup squad. Agnew and Prince join Tiffany Cameron as former Buckeyes competing in the tournament after Cameron earned a spot on the Jamaican team last week. All three will be making their first Women’s World Cup appearance.
Canada opens the World Cup against Cameroon June 10 in Montpellier, France, before taking on New Zealand June 15 in Grenoble and concluding group play against Netherlands June 20 in Reims.
Agnew and Prince became the first players in program history selected in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft when they were selected in 2017. Agnew was selected with the 19th overall pick by the Washington Spirit while Prince was taken with the 28th pick by the Houston Dash. The two now each play for the Dash after Agnew was traded in 2018.
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Agnew, from Dublin, Ohio, was a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2016 after leading the Buckeyes with 10 goals and eight assists. The co-captain and 2016 CoSIDA second team Academic All-American concluded her career fourth in program history with 19 assists, tied for 13th with 55 career points and 15th with 17 career goals. Agnew was a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten pick, a 2016 second team NSCAA Scholar All-East Region selection, a 2015 and 2016 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.
Prince, an Ajax, Ontario, native, was a 2016 second team All-Big Ten pick while finishing third on the team with five goals and ranking second with five assists and 15 points after missing the first two matches of the season while earning a bronze medal representing Canada at the Olympics. Prince, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and OSU Scholar-Athlete, scored game-winning goals against Texas and at Michigan, while assisting on two other game-winners this season. She is fourth on the Buckeyes’ career assist list with 20, sixth with 74 career points and tied for eighth with 27 career goals.
Agnew has appeared in 11 career matches, including four starts, as a defender for the Canadian National Team, while Prince has started 22 of her 50 contests, scoring 10 goals and assisting on eight more.