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María Jakobsdóttir

position

Midfielder/forward

Height

5-4

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Garðabær, Iceland

High School

Fjölbrautaskólinn í Garðabæ

2019 (Freshman): Logged 974 minutes as a freshman, started 10 matches and appeared in all 16 matches … Tallied two goals and two assists and registered 16 shots on the year with nine hitting the target … Got her first start for the Hurricanes, collecting a shot and an assist against Fairleigh Dickinson (8/25) … Scored Miami’s lone goal in the match against FAU, tallying two shots on target (8/29) … Recoreded two shots on goal and tallied both a goal and her first career assits against Stetson (9/12) … Notched a co-match-high four shots against Syracuse (10/13), resulting in one on target … Played 52 minutes off the bench against third-ranked UNC, notching an assist against the Tar Heels (10/31).

Bio: Jakobsdóttir comes to Miami from Garðabær, Iceland, where she attended Fjölbrautaskólinn í Garðabæ. A 5-foot, 4-inch midfielder, she competed with Grindavík for two seasons before joining her current homegrown club Stjarnan FC. Jakobsdóttir competed in the Pepsi League with both clubs, the highest tier in Iceland.

While competing with Grindavík in 2018, Jakobsdóttir was chosen as the most promising player among her peers. In 2012 and 2015 she was named the best player for the Stjarnan U-20 team. Jakobsdóttir also played for Iceland’s U-17 Women’s National Team.