Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Fortune leaves school to join Brazil
by Paul Kennedy, October 15th, 2010 10:53PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  brazil, college women, women's world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[TEXAS WOMEN] Redshirt freshman Leah Fortune will miss the rest of the Texas season after being called up to the Brazilian national team for the squad's training camp and qualifying matches for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

Fortune, who is no longer enrolled at Texas, is the youngest player called up to the Brazil camp that begins Monday.
 
“We’re extremely excited for Leah. Her dream has always been to represent Brazil in the World Cup and Olympics," Texas coach Chris Petrucelli said. "This is her opportunity to show she belongs on that level. We will be her biggest fans when she’s playing for Brazil. We appreciate her contributions both on and off the field at Texas. Our program is better because of Leah’s presence in our team. Her impact will be felt by her Texas teammates for years to come. We wish her luck knowing that she has a place for the Texas Longhorns in her heart.”
 
Fortune, who played for Brazil in the last two Under-20 Women's World Cups under the name of Leah, was born in Brazil and grew up in the Chicago area, where she played for Eclipse Select.

Fortune, whose father Hudson played for Indiana University and professionally in the United States, played in 13 games for Texas this season, totaling four goals and four assists for 12 points.

She missed all but three games in 2009 due to an ankle injury for which she received a medical redshirt waiver.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Virginia upsets No. 1 seed Notre Dame    
No. 16 seed Virginia upset top-seeded and defending champion Notre Dame, 1-0, to move into the ...
Providence advances to final eight for first time    
A Markus Naglestad 30-yard free kick goal late in the second half gave No. 11 Providence ...
UMBC, the ACC giant slayer, strikes again    
UMBC won its third straight game on the road against current and former ACC giants, following ...
Texas A&M completes Women's College Cup field    
Texas A&M got two goals from Allie Bailey to defeat Penn State, 2-1, and advance to ...
NCAA Division I Men's Tournament schedule    
Play resumes in the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Sunday with the round of 16. Four ...
Keeper Campbell wins shootout for Stanford    
Stanford goalkeeper Jane Campbell scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give Stanford a ...
Seminoles return to College Cup for fourth year in a row    
Second-ranked Florida State is headed back to the Women's College Cup for the fourth year in ...
Virginia stuns top seed UCLA in quarterfinals    
Virginia gained revenge for its defeat to UCLA in last year's Women's College Cup semifinals with ...
Anteaters stun Cardinal with first win in nine meetings    
[STANFORD-UC IRVINE: Men] Michael Sperber scored the first goal of his career in the 97th minute ...
Musketeers advance on 'legendary day'    
[INDIANA-XAVIER: Men] Xavier beat No. 5 seed Indiana for the first time with a 2-1 win ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives