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Academy Keeper Margot Shore Earns Scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh

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February 5 proved a memorable day for thousands of amateur athletes from around the world who signed their National Letter of Intent, accepting an athletic scholarship to their respective schools. This is something that over 85 Fury FC Academy players have been part of since 2003 and that list will grow again this year. With paperwork now official, Ottawa Fury FC is proud to announce that Academy goalkeeper Margot Shore has committed the the University of Pittsburgh where she will begin the next phase in her career this Fall. 

"Margot is a great shot-stopping goalkeeper who also has a tremendous ability to read the game," said her new head coach Greg Miller. "She has very clean hands and can dominate the box area in the air. She is a very good vocal leader and can organize people well. Her Canadian Provincial experience will hopefully provide her the chance to vie for time in the goal."

Shore is the first of a handful of Fury FC Academy players that have been awarded athletic scholarships in the NCAA. As per club policy these individuals will be announced following a formal announcement from their respective school.

"I'm extremely excited to be starting this new chapter of my soccer career, especially with the University of Pittsburgh," said Shore. "I loved the athletic and academic atmosphere at Pitt from the first time I stepped foot on campus, and can't wait to start working with the amazing coaching staff later this year. I truly appreciate the help and opportunities that the Fury has given me and am so thankful to have been a part of the club!"

More About Margot Shore: Shore, 5'8, will graduate this June from Ecole secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard. Played on Team Ontario from 2011-13 for coaches Bryan Rosenfeld and Joey Lombardi...Three-time nominee for the USL National Olympic Development Program Camp at the Under 14, 15 and 16 age levels and selected for the Select A Team at the Under-14 level...Member of the Ottawa Regional Team (R5) in 2010 for coach Alex McNutt...Participated in the 2013 Under-20 SYL Finals at IMG Academy in Florida...Led the team to an undefeated run at the Umbro Invitational Showcase, a first place finish at the MSSL Showcase and a semifinal title at the Score at the Shore Showcase...Called up to the Ottawa Fury USL W-League team in 2013, where she was coached by Dom Oliveri and goalkeepers coach David Bellemare...Five-year player and team captain with Ottawa Fury Football Club in the New England Division of the SYL (2009-14)...Led the Fury to the Under-14 SYL Finals, while allowing the fewest goals against in the league...Four-year honor roll student...Owns a 4.0 grade point average...Member of student government...Earned academic merit awards in French and World History.

Personal: Born Margot Cavazzoni Shore on March 5, 1997...Daughter of Mark Shore and Christiana Cavazzoni...Has an identical twin sister Isabel....Grandfather Enzo Cavazzoni was a former Olympian as a goalkeeper for the Italian National Water Polo team and competed at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia...Uncle Marco Cavazzoni is a former Canadian National Team swimmer, who was a two-time athlete of the year at the University of Toronto and has been inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame...Eligible Italian and French citizenship...Enjoys biking, traveling and science fiction...Plans to major in biomedical engineering.

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