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Shelina Zadorsky

Teams: Washington Spirit
Position: Defense
Hometown: London, Ontario
Age: 24 (10/24/1992)
Height: 5'8"
College: University of Michigan
Last Club: Vittsjö GIK

Shelina Zadorsky was one of the newly allocated Canadian Women’s National team players for the 2016 NWSL season. Shelina Zadorsky represented Canada at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. She made her debut for the senior team in 2013 when she was 20 years old. The center back won a bronze medal with the Canadian team at the 2016 Olympic Games. Zadorsky played college soccer for the University of Michigan and has been playing club soccer for Vittsjö GIK in Sweden.

 

Canadian National Team…she was 14 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2007 with coach Bryan Rosenfeld… won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship (Canada qualified for Trinidad and Tobago 2008)… represented Canada at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2008… finished fourth with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Guatemala… won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Panama (Canada qualified for Japan 2012)… represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012… she was 20 years old when she made her debut for Canada (14 January 2013)… finished fourth with Canada at the Pan American Games Toronto 2015…won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games…

Professional: 2016: Joined the Spirit prior to the 2016 season…Played 11 regular season matches, starting 10, totaling 911 minutes in the regular season…started and played the entire match for both post season matches…recorded assist in the semifinal to Ali Krieger to give the Spirit the early lead…voted Spirit Newcomer of the Year 2015: Played for Vittsjö GIK in Sweden…Appeared in 18 of 22 matches for Vittsjö…After graduation from college, Zadorsky played for Perth Glory in the Westfield W-League in Australia.

College: Attended University of Michigan…2013:  Captain … NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region (First Team) … All-Big Ten (First Team) … CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Five selection (Second Team) … Academic All-Big Ten … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement … Started all 23 matches, anchoring a defense that conceded only 12 goals all season (program record) … scored one goal and tallied nine assists on the season for a total of 11 points. 2012: NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region (third team) … All-Big Ten (first team) … Academic All-Big Ten … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement … missed first four matches of the season due to playing with Canada at FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan … Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17) …Played in 20 matches, including 19 starts . 2011:  Academic All-Big Ten … U-M Athletic Academic Achievement …Started all 19 games on defense … scored first collegiate goal in road win at Indiana (Sept. 18) 2010: M Athletic Academic Achievement Award …One of seven players to appear in all 19 games, starting each contest … notched the game-tying assist at Northwestern (Oct. 2) … Tallied her first career point, an assist on the game-winner, vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 19) … Made collegiate debut as a starter vs. Detroit (Aug. 20).

High School/Youth:  St. Thomas Aquinas (2010) … academic honors (2007-10) … honor roll (2007-10) … did not letter due to restrictions placed on players participating at National Training Center….Member of the U-21 London Galaxy (2010) … London Gryphons (2010) … North London Galaxy (2008-09) … named Most Valuable Player at 2009 Nationals … won the 2008 Ontario Cup … London Super Nova (2008).


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