Hughes, 25, comes to Vancouver for her first season with Whitecaps FC in the W-League. From 2004 to 2007, the Courtenay, BC, native played NCAA Division I soccer at the University of Toledo. During her senior season in 2007, Hughes started 19 of her 23 appearances, contributing two goals. In total, the Nanaimo Premier product started 48 of her 70 appearances at Toledo, scoring eight goals and recording five assists.
2007: As a senior Hughes started 19 of her 23 appearances where she contributed two goals for the Rockets. 2006: The Courtenay, BC, native appeared in nine games in an injury shortened season. 2005: The defender started 17 of her 19 appearances where she tallied two goals and three assists after registering 36 shots. 2004: Hughes started 12 of her 19 appearances where she tallied four goals and two assists.