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RMU alum Natalie Marcuzzi signs with NWHL Toronto

Robert Morris alumna Natalie Marcuzzi has signed with the NWHL franchise in Toronto for the 2020-21 season, the team announced on Monday.

Marcuzzi, a native of Thornhill, Ontario in the Greater Toronto Arena, was the team’s fourth-round selection in the 2020 NWHL Draft.

A 5-foot-7 forward, Marcuzzi posted her second consecutive 15-point season with the Colonials in 2019-20. In her four years with the Colonials, she recorded 19 goals and 20 assists in 139 games. She was an alternate captain as a senior.

Marcuzzi was the second former Robert Morris player drafted by the expansion NWHL club in the 2020 NWHL Draft, joining first-round selection Jaycee Gebhard, who ultimately decided to play professionally in Sweden.

Former RMU defender Maggie LaGue has also signed to play in the NWHL in 2020-21, inking a contract with the Connecticut Whale on May 13.

The NWHL, the first professional women’s hockey league in the United States, has six teams with the addition of the to-be-named Toronto franchise for 2020-21, which will be the league’s first foray north of the border. The other franchises are in Boston, Buffalo, Connecticut, Minnesota and New York.

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