COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Prince, seniors on the 2016 Ohio State women’s soccer team, have been selected to play for the Canadian Women’s National Team in the Algarve Cup, head coach John Herdman announced Wednesday. The tournament will take place from March 1-8 in Portugal where Canada is slotted to take on Denmark, Russia and host Portugal in pool play.
Both Agnew and Prince were selected in the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft last Thursday. 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 pair are the first two players in program history selected in the NWSL Draft.
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 is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, a two-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.
Agnew previously was a two-year member of the Canadian U-17 national team and a member of the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup team. She won a silver medal at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship in Guatemala and also represented Canada at the 2012 U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan.
Prince, an Ajax, Ontario, native, and member of Canada’s 2016 Algarve Cup champion team, 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 two-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.
Prince, who also was a member of that Canadian U-20 Women’s World Cup team, earned her first cap with Canadian Women's National Team in Four Nation's Women's Tournament in China in January 2013, coming off the bench to score lone goal in Canada's match against Korea Republic.