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Selena Fortich

position

Defender

Height

5-9

Class

Junior

Hometown

Glen Head, N.Y.

High School

North Shore

2020 (Junior): Played all 90 minutes in the season opener against Clemson (9/12).

2019 (Sophomore): Only stepped off the field for 44 minutes in 16 matches, playing a team-high 1,441 minutes … Earned the start in all 16 matches, notching two goals, seven shots and one match-winner. Playing center back for the Hurricanes, aided Miami to its first shutout of the season against UTRGV (8/22) … Tallied a full 90 minutes in a 4-1 victory against Fairleigh Dickinson (8/25) … Registered her first shot on goal against San Diego State (9/7) … Playing center back for Miami, aided the Hurricanes to their second shutout victory of the season, defeating Stetson (9/12) … Notched a shot against Florida (9/15) … Playing center back, registered her first career goal against Pittsburgh (9/29) … Making her 12th start at center back, registered a shot and helped Miami collect its first ACC victory of the season (10/13) … Headed home her second career goal and first match winner at the 109:19 minute mark of a 3-2 victory over No. 15 Clemson (10/24).

2018 (Freshman): Saw action in 16 matches, earning the start in 15 … Attempted six shots on the season … Played over 40 minutes in 13 matches, including 70-plus six times … Made her first collegiate start in the season opener against Florida Atlantic (8/17), going the distance in the victory … Registered two shots in a 4-1 victory over FIU (8/19) … Contributed to a shutout win over Lipscomb (8/26) … Attempted two shots and aided the Hurricanes to a clean sheet against Syracuse (10/25) … Assisted Miami in a shutout victory over ninth-ranked Florida State (10/25).

High School: Four-year letter winner and two-time soccer captain at North Shore … Garnered Long Island Player of the Year and Newsday Player of the Year accolades … Newsday Super 5 for Top Athlete in the Fall (Boys & Girls) … Led her team to a 14-4-2 record, a first-place conference finish and an appearance in the State semifinal … As a junior, led the team to the quarterfinals and earned All County and New York All-State fifth team honors … Five-year letter winner for basketball after being pulled up to Varsity in the eighth grade … Led the team to five conference titles and two county titles, reaching the semifinals in all five seasons … Named top 100 players for Lacrosse in 2017, and garnered All County accolades in 2018 … Member of the National Honor Society, National Language Honor Society and National Science Honor Society.

Club: A member of the U13, U17 and U18 Fast Meadow Soccer Club … U18-U19 ECNL All-Conference Team … Competed with the U14, U15 and U16 ISA team … Participated on the Long Island FC U11 and U12 teams.

ODP: Three seasons with the NY State ODP team.

Personal: Full name is Selena Jade Fortich … Born March 1, 2000 … Daughter of Maria and Alan Fortich … Father is a consultant and mother is a hair dresser … Has an older sister, Olivia and younger sister, Demi … Majoring in Biology … Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter because he was a team player and played for the Yankees … Best sports memory was winning the Long Island Championships during her senior season of high school … Chose Miami because of the school atmosphere, the academic standards of the school and the high competitiveness of the ACC … Committed to Miami over Duquesne, Mississippi State and Western Kentucky.