Canadian forward Daniel Haber signs with Israeli soccer team Maccabi Haifa

TORONTO - Canadian forward Daniel Haber has signed a pro contract with Israeli club team Maccabi Haifa FC.

The junior from Toronto will forgo his last year of eligibility at Cornell to make the move.

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Haber, named the Ivy League Player of the Year in November, is coming off an 18-goal, 43-point campaign for the Big Red.

The first-team All-American led the U.S. college ranks with averages of 1.06 goals per game and 2.53 points per game.

Haber signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Maccabi Haifa after two weeks of tryouts.

Maccabi Haifa is a 12-time Israeli Premier League champion, last winning the crown in 2010-11. The team currently sits third in the top Israeli league.

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