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Furtuna Velaj - Forward #11
 
Position: Forward
 
Hometown: Stamford, Conn.
 
Birth Date:  March 8, 1990
 
Height: 5-6
 
Previous Team: Quinnipiac University
 

At Quinnipiac: As a senior in 2011, received New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-New England Division I recognition as she earned first-team honors, the first of her career ... Recorded the team’s second most playing time, averaging 84 minutes per game … Recorded a team-leading 14 points, tallying four goals and two assists ... Led Bobcats with 19 points, seven goals, and five assists as junior (2010) ... Selected to the 2010 All-Northeast Conference First Team (2010) ... Named to the NEWISA All-New England Second team ... Led team in goals (11), assists (8), points (30), game-winning goals (3) and shots (80) as a sophomore in 2009 ... Started all 16 games and led Northeast Conference in goals (15), points (31), and game-winning goals (7) as a freshman in 2008.
 
International: Suited up and scored a goal for the Albanian Women’s National Team in an international friendly against Macedonia on Nov. 10, 2011.

Scholastic/Club: Played four years at Westhill High School ... Named Team MVP in her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... Helped her CFC club team become PDA and State Cup Champions (2007).

Personal: Born in Kosovo, but moved to Stamford, Conn ... Daughter of Binake and Mhill Velaj ... Has four siblings: Simone, Nol, Aulona, and Linda.


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