Meet American-born Super Falcons Scientist and Defender, Michelle Chinwendu Alozie

Super Falcons defender and American-born Nigerian Michelle Chinwendu Alozie is a professional footballer who plays as a forward in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Alozie was born on the 28 of April 1997, she plays for Houston Dash at the team level and the Nigeria Women’s National Team, Super Falcons.

She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Molecular Biology from Yale. She works part-time as a cancer research technician at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.

As an under graduate at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, she played football for the Yale Bulldogs. She suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament that ended her senior season and transferred as a graduate to the University of Tennessee to continue playing for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Alozie joined the Houston Dash, where her childhood friend Ally Prisock was playing, as a preseason trialist without a contract in 2021. Dash assistant Twila Kilgore had previously recruited Alozie when Kilgore was head coach of the Pepperdine Waves. Alozie signed a national team replacement contract during the 2021 Houston Dash season, then signed a full contract for the remainder of the season in August 2021. In the 2022 season, Alozie made her first postseason start in the Dash’s NWSL Playoffs appearance.

In December 2022, Alozie signed a two-year contract extension with the Dash.

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