Elysia Masters definitely raises the collective Grade Point Average of the Rochester Lancers organization. A genius on the field and off the field, she completed her Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis, and is currently enrolled at the University of Rochester working on her PhD in Biomedical Engineering. On growing bacteria for a living, she said her current job entails "studying bone infections due to the effects of bacteria." Leaving me confused, I started to ask her about soccer, something I know a little more about.
The Burlington, Ontario native was a Member of the Canadian National Training Camp, as well as a 2 year starter on the Nelson High School varsity squad.
She played 4 years for Division I University of Memphis. She finished her career with 8 assists in 63 games.
Her decision to play college soccer in the United States instead of Canada was based on US Colleges offering full scholarships while Canadian Colleges offer very little as far as scholarship opportunities.
When I asked her Canada or America, she gave me the ever diplomatic answer, "same thing".