The Boston Breakers announced today the signing of midfielder Lisa Marie Woods as one of their discovery players. A talented footballer, Woods has played for numerous football clubs around the world including Perth Glory, Turbine Potsdam and the Ottawa Fury for which she contributed to their first ever W-League championship win.
— Lisa-marie Woods (@WoodsLisaMarie) March 7, 2013
Crowned the 2004 SBC Newcomer of the Year award, Woods has shaped an impressive career for herself as an experienced veteran in the world of professional women’s soccer. The Norwegian born midfielder developed her athleticism during her campaign at the Middle Tennessee University. Originally, Woods played for Oakland University, and had a successful run with them as she started in all 20 matches in her freshmen year, and was named to the First Team Freshman All American team. She would complete her Oakland career by being named third in scoring. When she transferred to Middle Tennessee, she continued to display her talent by contributing assists and/or goals throughout her sophomore year. Eventually, she would tie for eighth in all-time leading assists.
Recently, Woods has played for the W-League club, Ottawa Fury. Named the Player of the Week (in week 7 of the season) due to her outstanding four goals, and not to mention her equalizer and game winning goal as the Fury saw themselves down by one point to the Laval Comets. With those two goals from Woods, the Fury moved to the top of the conference.
Woods is going to be a perfect fit for the Breakers as she brings to the field an enthusiastic playing style and love for soccer. Determined to contribute to winning games for her team, Woods is regularly seen taking every possible shot at net, or setting up plays for teammates in hopes to secure a goal. During the W-League Championship game against Pali Blues, the Fury player attempted four shots on goal. Regardless of the fact that those opportunities did not turn into goals, Woods was essentially a player that the Pali Blues needed to work around, seeing as how she has managed to get the ball at her feet numerous times throughout the game. Her campaign against the Blues proved victorious as she wore them down, and her team for its first time in history, won the W-League championship.
As always, the signing is still pending approval by the league.