Northern Virginia Majestics News Release -- www.novafc.org
Monday, May 7, 2012
WOODBRIDGE, VA – The Northern Virginia Majestics have announced the signing of veteran W-League midfielder Jill Porto to the 2012 roster. A former collegiate standout at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Porto played in both the Majestics’ Super Y-League and W-league programs prior to her stints with several other USL clubs.
A native of Woodbridge, Virginia, Porto started playing for the Majestics at the U16 level. The speedy midfielder joined the Northern Virginia W-League side in 2005 while also playing for the eventual North American Champion U19 Majestics in the Super Y-League.
At UAB, Porto provided the Blazers with an offensive burst and a quick attacking mindset. She earned C-USA All-Conference honors as a freshman as well as NSCAA Regional Team and Soccer America Team of the Week selections as an upperclassman.
Following her time in Northern Virginia Majestics system, Porto went on to play for both the Washington Freedom and the Atlanta Silverbacks in the W-League. Most recently, Porto suited up for D.C. United Women in their inaugural 2011 season.
“Porto gives us a great knowledge base on the field,” commented Director of Player Development Remy DuCote. “Her experience in the league will be a great asset, especially in a leadership role with some of our younger players.”
The Majestics tryouts continue on Monday, May 7 at Hellwig Memorial Park starting at 8:30pm ET and continue Thursday, May 10 at the Manassas Sports, Soccer, and Training Center at 6:00pm ET. Interested players must register prior to attending.
Additional player signings will be announced in the coming days.
The Northern Virginia Majestics face a challenging schedule in the Atlantic Division this season, including games against D.C. United Women and the historic Virginia Beach Piranhas. The Majestics open the season on the road against local rival Fredericksburg Impact on May 19. The Majestics kick off their home season Saturday, June 2 in an early rematch against the Impact at Hellwig Memorial Park in Manassas, Virginia. Match time is set for 7:00pm ET. For more information visit www.novafc.org.