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Owusu ranks second on the team with five goals. She has also dished out two assists.
The redshirt freshman forward from Brampton, Ontario was voted OVC Offensive Player of the Week on August 28 after scoring three goals over a weekend in which EKU earned wins over Ball State and IUPUI.
On October 2, Owusu scored the golden goal in double-overtime that lifted EKU past in-state rival Morehead State, 4-3. She added another goal in the Colonels' 3-1 win at Belmont in Nashville on October 7.
Owusu ranks second on the team in shots (32), shots on goal (17) and game-winning goals (three).


Emily Simmons is Blizzard Alumni +Ball State player voted 2nd Team All-Star

Congratulations to Blizzard alumnus, Emily Simmons, who has been voted 2nd team all-star!


Five successful transfers arranged by blizzard

  1. Emily Simmons from Green Bay Wisconsin (D1) to BALL STATE (D1)

  2. Jada Ellis from Radford (D1) to Southeastern Louisiana (D1)

  3. Khiara Brown from Memphis (D1) to York U (Ontario)

  4. Keishawna Brown from Alabama A & M (D1) to Arkansas Pin Bluff (D1)

  5. Michaela Hawthorn from SELU (D1) to Cumberland (NAIA)


Blizzard alumni Sarah Owusu earns Offensive Player of the Week

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Following three wins in six days, the Eastern Kentucky University soccer team swept the Ohio Valley Conference weekly awards on Tuesday. 

Owusu scored three goals over the weekend in EKU's two home wins over Ball State and IUPUI. The forward out of Brampton, Ontario struck early in both games. In the win over Ball State on Friday, she scored the game-winner in the fifth minute off an assist from senior Bailly Bounds, vaulting the Colonels to a 1-0 victory over the three-time defending MAC West champions. On Sunday, Owusu scored in the sixth minute to give EKU a quick 1-0 advantage over IUPUI. She added another goal in the 61st minute to seal the victory.



TORONTO - Keira Kent will join the Ryerson Rams women’s soccer team as the fifth recruit of the 2018-19 recruiting class, as announced by the team on Tuesday.

A native of Etobicoke, Ont., Kent joins the Rams from just outside the city. The defender played her club soccer with the Toronto Blizzard, competing in both the U21 Provincial Elite and League One divisions.  Prior to her time with the Blizzard, Kent played for the Woodbridge Strikers.


Rams announce Samantha Naus as first recruit

TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams women’s soccer team is excited to announce the release of the 2018-19 recruiting class, beginning with defender Samantha Naus.

Naus, a Brampton, Ont. native, played for the Toronto Blizzard F.C. in 2017. Prior to joining the Blizzard, Naus spent 14 seasons with the Dixie Athletics, a local soccer club based in Mississauga.


Makenzie Kavanagh commits to jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Looking to finalize her roster heading into the 2018 Fall season, Jacksonville University head women's soccer coach Laura Kane announced the addition of Canadian product Makenzie Kavanagh to the team's depth chart Thursday afternoon.

"We are excited for Makenzie to join the dolphin family," Kane said. "Not only will she will bring tremendous pace and athleticism to our backline, but she will be a great student and teammate as well."


Oral roberts university add Daliisha Spence to Fall Roster

TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts women's soccer team has signed Daliisha Spencer to the 2018 squad, head coach Roger Bush announced today.

Spence is a 5-foot-5 forward from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. She is the daughter of Shanice Lubrun. She is a 2018 graduate of Bramalea Secondary School where she played soccer and volleyball. She was also named to the school's honor roll. Spence chose ORU because it is a Christian school, liked the environment and thinks the coaching staff is great.


two blizzard part of the 10 added to the detroit mercy titans 2018 roster

Reece Scott * 5-7 * Midfield * Kitchener, Ont./Meadowvale

  • A two-sport star in high school suiting up in basketball and soccer

  • Played club with the Toronto Blizzard and helped the team to several championships including the U-21 Ontario Cup championship, CGSL League Cup, Adidas Blue Chip, Umbro Tournament and Showcase of Champions

Coach Lupenec: "Reece is a very athletic and very smart player from the fullback position. She can attack out of the back or play out wide and still give is an offensive presence."



Hannah Alexis * 5-3 * Midfield * Mississauga, Ont./Sainte-Famille

  • Earned letters in badminton, soccer and volleyball

  • Named MVP in volleyball in 2014

  • Played club with the Toronto Blizzard and helped the team to a few titles including the U-21 Ontario Cup championship and CGSL League Cup last summer

Coach Lupenec: "Hannah is very smart and technically sound soccer player who plays the game the right way. She could play right at midfield or at wide and she will help replace some of our key senior graduates and provide offense."


Natalie Abbate commits to oakland university

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Oakland women's soccer head coach Juan Pablo Favero has announced Wednesday the addition of 14 student-athletes during the 2018 signing period. The 2018 class is comprised of Natalie Abbate, Carmela Barro, Maria De la Fuente, Fotini Demetriou, Elyssa Holfeld, Jordan Lafferty, Nikki May, Kaylie Peake, Laura Rodrigo, Alexa Sabbagh, Lauryn Souflard, Noëmi Stadelmann, Sophie Wilsey and Kendra Zak.

2016 & 2017

Toronto Blizzard: Dec 25, 2017 - Toronto Blizzard 2002 Girls Promoted to the CSL 

Canada Soccer: Aug 10, 2017 - Canada Soccer Names 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Invites Blizzards Dayes and Owusu

Canada Soccer: Aug 6, 2017 - Blizzard's Malikae Dayes Named as Canada Games Women's Soccer Tournament All-Star

Toronto Blizzard: July 21, 2017 - Toronto Blizzard Are Ontario Cup Women's U21 Champions

Toronto Blizzard: June 29, 2017 - Toronto Blizzard Anounce Jamaica National ID Camp July 21st-23rd, 2017 

Alabama A&M: June 23rd, 2017 Lady Bulldogs Soccer Announces Big Signing Class With 3 Blizzard Players 

The Italian Weekly: June 23rd, 2002 Blizzard Players Making An Impact 

Toronto Blizzard: April 20, 2017 The Toronto Blizzard Join Forces with Ron Clarke for L1O Team 

Mississauga News: April 7, 2017 Mississauga Soccer Players are University Bound 

Canada Soccer: March 30, 2017 Mikayla Dayes Called to Canada Soccer NEX U20 Camp

Ball State University: March 29, 2017 Diceman Commits to Ball State

Toronto Blizzard: March 26, 2017 March Break University Tour Completed

Oakville Beaver: March 21, 2017 Oakville‘s Borea Signs With University of New Hampshire

Toronto Blizzard: March 14, 2017 March Break US University Tour Update

Toronto Blizzard: March 9, 2017 March Break University Tour 

Memphis Soccer: Feb 21, 2017 - Memphis Women‘s Soccer: Announces 6-Game Spring Slate       

Toronto Blizzard: Feb 3, 2017 - Blizzard Commit 16 Players to US and Canadian Universities and Colleges

Memphis Soccer: Feb 2, 2017 - Eight Players Sign with Memphis Women‘s Soccer

Toronto Blizzard: Dec 19, 2016 - Toronto Blizzard Announce League 1 Ontario Entrance