Collison-Surla, Lisa

Player Name
Collison-Surla, Lisa
2001 - Present
Inducted January 2016
Lisa Collison-Surla was born and raised in the City of Niagara Falls and excelled in several sports including basketball, track and field, volleyball, and soccer. As an all-around athlete, she was chosen as Saint Michael Catholic High School’s Junior Female Athlete of the Year in 2002. In 2002 and 2003, Lisa was The Niagara Falls Review's Female Athlete of the Year and in 2009, Lisa was selected as the Niagara Falls Review Female College Athlete of the Year. Despite her ability to play many sports at high levels, Lisa’s true passion was soccer. While attending Saint Michael Catholic High School, Lisa was scouted to play on Team Ontario. In 2000 and 2001, at the ages of 13 and 14, Lisa was a member of Team Ontario at the Under-15 Canadian National Soccer Championships, where the team won gold medals both years. During the following two years, Lisa played on Team Ontario’s Under-17 Soccer Team and won a gold and silver medal at the Canadian Nationals.
At the age of 15, Lisa landed a spot on the Under-16 Canadian National Soccer Team and then was selected to play on the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team and competed in the 2003 Pan Am Games winning a silver medal. In both 2003 and 2005, Lisa played in the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), held in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada won a gold and silver medal and berth into the 2004 and 2006 World Cups.
Lisa’s commitment and success made her one of the top international recruits in North America. Lisa made her debut as an Ohio State Buckeye in 2005 and began her collegiate career. She is the second all-time leading scorer in Ohio State Women’s Soccer history, holds the freshman scoring record, a two-time All-Big Ten recipient, four-time All American Top Shelf National Player of the Week, three-time Offensive Player of the Year, three-time Athlete of the Week, and a four-time letter winner. At all stages of competition, Lisa has represented the City of Niagara Falls with pride and honour.
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