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.
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.