COLUMBUS, Ohio – A trio of former members of the Ohio State women’s soccer team will be participating in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup starting this weekend in France. Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Prince, members of the team from 2013-16, will be representing Canada, while Tiffany Cameron, a Buckeye from 2009-12, will play for Jamaica. All three will be making their first Women’s World Cup appearance.
Canada begins the World Cup against Cameroon in Montpellier June 10 before a June 15 matchup against New Zealand in Grenoble and the group-play finale against the Netherlands June 20 in Reims. The Reggae Girlz open the World Cup against Brazil June 9 in Grenoble. Jamaica will then take on Italy June 14 in Reims and close group play against Australia June 18 in Grenoble.
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. Cameron has played professionally for the last seven years domestically in the NWSL, in the Frauen Bundesliga in Germany, in Sweden and currently for Stabaek FC in the top league Norway.
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.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, to Jamaican parents, Cameron played in six matches at the senior level for the Canadian national team but changed her affiliation to Jamaica, making her debut in a friendly against Chile in February.
An NSCAA second team All-American in 2012, Cameron remains the Buckeyes’ all-time leading goal scorer with 40 and 96 career points. The Mississauga, Ontario, native led the Buckeyes with 21 goals in 2012, shattering the previous school record of 13. A two-time first team All-Big Ten selection, Cameron’s nine game-winning goals in her senior season were the most in the country and her 19 career game-winners tied for fourth-most in Big Ten history. Cameron added five assists in her senior campaign to tally 47 points, also an Ohio State single-season record.