Vecchio signs Murguia, Fortun for fall 2022
“I’m excited for both players,” said fourth-year head coach Vecchio. “Iliana and Mya bring unique talents to our team.”
Iliana Murguia | Midfielder | Nipomo, California | Nipomo High School
Iliana (E-lee-anna) Murguia (Mur-gee-uh) is a high school trisport athlete from the San Jose area in Nipomo who competes in soccer, cross country and track and field for the Titans. Her coaches have named her Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons after being recognized in their league as an honorable mention and first-team selection.
Murguia has also been a winner in all leagues in cross country and track and field on the NHS.
She ran the second fastest 800m time in school history en route to a CIF Center Section Championship title in this event.
“Iliana is a very smart and technical player with a high football IQ. She loves the game and has a fantastic team attitude,” Vecchio said when asked about Murguia.
With the remaining football and athletic seasons, Iliana still has the opportunity to build on an impressive resume. She has helped Nipomo win three Oceanic League Championships and three Center Section Championship titles in the three sports she competes in while also holding a GPA over 3.5.
Mya Fortun | Midfielder | Phoenix, Arizona | Desert Vista High School
Mya Fortun is an out of Phoenix rookie completing her final year at Desert Vista. She was recognized in soccer and track and field for the Thunder. In her first season, Fortun was named MVP. She helped DVHS advance to the state playoffs in her sophomore year by placing third. Fast forward to last season when Fortun’s coaches awarded him the certificate for most goals scored.
She helped her club team, Arizona Arsenal Teal 03 Girls, win a State Championship in 2018, ending her fourth year with Arizona Arsenal ECNL on a high note.
Coach Vecchio said Mya “is a versatile player, very athletic and very competitive”. He added: “She can cover a lot of ground in midfield and has the potential to have an immediate impact on our program.”
Fortun finished in the top 25 in Arizona State in the 100m, 200m and 400m while the 4×4 relay team she raced with placed fourth in the state competition. She has a GPA of 4.5 and is currently President of the Spanish Honors Society of Desert Vista.