Emily ZurrerRead More Team KidSport
Defender Emily Zurrer is a two-time Olympian and has participated in two FIFA Women's World Cups with the Canadian National Women's Soccer Team. She was a member of the Canadian women's team that captured bronze in London.
She is a gold medallist at the 2004 CONCACAF Women’s U-19 Championship in Canada, where she was named the tournament MVP. Twice she represented Canada at the U-20 Women’s World Cup – in 2004 in Thailand and in 2006 in Russia.
At the University of Illinois, Zurrer was three times named to the Big Ten All-Tournament teams, awarded the 2006 Defensive Player of the Year and scored 11 goals and led her team in most playing time. She was also awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honour her senior year - an award given to one student-athlete from the graduating class of each university in the Big Ten conference who has "attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work."
Zurrer is passionate about giving back to causes she cares about. She believes that every child has a right to play sports, giving them the confidence to have a voice and achieve their goals in both athletics and life. Zurrer is also an ambassador for Canada Scores, a local charity that helps kids find their voice through soccer and poetry.