Matteke Hutzler Signs Professional Basketball Contract in Portugal

TORONTO – Today Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce the signing of Matteke Hutzler to a 1-year contract with Academico Football Club in Porto, Portugal.

Hutzler, a 6’2”, power forward/centre played four years at Simon Fraser University. She finished up her collegiate career at the University of Western Ontario, where she was named a second team All-Canadian.

“I have learned so much over the past five years playing for two of the top programs in the CIS, Simon Fraser and Western,” said Hutzler.  “Both schools gave me a great foundation and now I am excited and ready to start my professional career.”

A native of Napanee, Hutzler will travel to Portugal this weekend to begin practicing with the club. Academico Football Club is part of the Campeonato Nacional Liga Feminina (“Liga Feminina”).

“She fits our needs perfectly,” said Academico Head Coach, Eugenio Rodrigues. “Matteke has great athleticism, mental strength and technical skills and I am sure she is going to be one of the best foreign players in our league.”

The team will tip-off against Associacao Desportiva de Vagos on October 8, 2011.

For more information and individual box scores for Matteke throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/matteke-hutzler.