The Houston Dash signed forward Michelle Alozie as a National Replacement Team Player, the Club announced today. Alozie will join the Dash through the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The American-born Nigerian footballer came to Houston for the 2021 preseason and signed a National Team Replacement Player contract for two weeks on April 5 after spending a season with BIIK Kazygurt, the 13-time national champion of Kazakhstan. Alozie spent three months there before returning to the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her stellar collegiate career, the Apple Valley, Calif. native spent three years at Yale scoring 19 goals and tallying 13 assists, earning Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors, as well as first-team All-Conference recognition. As a graduate student, Alozie joined the University of Tennessee for her last season, finishing with three goals in 17 appearances for the Lady Vols.
Most recently, Alozie was called into the Nigerian Women’s National Team for the 2021 WNT Summer Series and made her international debut at BBVA Stadium on June 10 against Jamaica. Alozie scored her first goal for the Super Falcons on June 13 against Portugal in Houston.
Alozie will be available for tonight’s match against OL Reign at 7:30 p.m. CT at BBVA Stadium.