The Women’s World Cup is underway, and while there may not be any Buckeyes on Team U.S.A., there are still three former Ohio State alumni competing for the World’s top prize: Tiffany Cameron (Team Jamaica), Lindsay Agnew — a Dublin, Ohio native — and Nichelle Prince (Team Canada). All three women will be competing in their first World Cup action.
Tiffany Cameron played for Ohio State from 2009-2012, and has spent the past seven years since her time in Columbus playing professionally for the National Women’s Soccer League (Seattle Reign and Kansas City), and many teams abroad, currently competing for Stabaek FC in the top league Norway.
She’s previously represented Canada in international competitions, but after a historic qualification by the Reggae Girlz Jamaican team, she’ll play for them this year instead.
Some of Cameron’s accomplishments, according to Ohio State, include:
“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.”
For more information about Cameron: FIFA Women’s Wold Cup Player Page
How to watch: Jamaica vs. Brazil
Date: Sunday, June 9 in Grenoble, France
Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
TV and Stream: FS1 (stream) and Telemundo
- Italy on Friday, June 14 in Reims
- Australia on Tuesday, June 18 in Grenoble
Agnew and Prince are fairly recent Buckeye alumni, both playing for Ohio State from 2013-2016. The pair also became the first players in program history to be selected in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft, with Agnew going No. 19 overall to the Washington Spirit and Prince going No. 28 to the Houston Dash.
Not only did Agnew and Prince play together at Ohio State, but Agnew was traded to the Dash just a year after being drafted where the duo linked up again, even before being selected to play for Team Canada in the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Prince has a bit more experience on the big stage having won bronze at the Olympics a few years ago with the Canadian team.
According to Kim McCauley at SB Nation, Team Canada will need someone to step and one of the two Buckeyes could fill that need.
“The legendary Christine Sinclair can’t create her own scoring chances very often anymore, but the Reds’ all-time leading scorer has morphed into one of the world’s best advanced playmakers. And if Canada is going to make a deep run, she needs one of her attack partners to start scoring more goals.
Nichelle Prince, Janine Beckie, and Jordyn Huitema have rotated in the striker role for Canada, and none have yet to lock it down. They’re all talented players, but extremely inconsistent finishers. Of the three, Beckie is the safest option, Huitema has the highest ceiling, and Prince is a compromise between the two.”
Some of Agnew’s accomplishments, according to Ohio State, include:
“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.”
For more information about Agnew: Team Canada profile link.
Some of Prince’s accomplishments, according to Ohio State, include:
“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.”
For more information about Prince: Team Canada profile link.
How to watch: Canada vs. Cameroon
Date: Monday, June 10 in Montpellier, France
Time: 3 p.m. ET
TV and Stream: FS1 (stream)