Josue Fernandez

#16 Josue Fernandez

Pos. M
Ht. 5-9
Wt. 160
Yr. Fr.
Hometown South Holland, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Thornwood

Previous Soccer Experience: Multiple U.S. National Team 01 Training Centers… Chicago Fire Academy U14 Top Goal Scorer with 15 goals (USSDA)… Chicago Fire Academy U15/16 team captain during the 2016-17 season with six goals and two assists (USSDA)… Member of the Portland Timbers Academy U17 team and made seven starts during the 2017-2018 season (USSDA). 

Prep (Thornton Co-op, Fall 2017-2018): Was a two-time IHHSCA all-conference and all-sectional honoree… Named to the 2017 Daily Southtown Sports All-Area Second Team… Scored 17 goals and recorded eight assists in 19 games as a varsity starting forward in 2017… Had 18 goals and 15 assists in 21 games played as a varsity starting forward and captain in 2018… Named to the 2018 IHHSCAA all-state team and the 2018 Daily Southtown All-Area First Team.

Prep (Academics): Was a member of National Junior Honor Society… Named NFTE Chicago Nationalist in 2019… Finished in the Top 25 percent of his graduating class… Member of the honor roll all four years of high school… 2019 Thornwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee… Was the third all-state performer in school history and the first in 55 years.

Personal: Born in Watsonville, Calif… Son of Jesus and Leticia Fernandez… Has one older brother, Jesus Fernandez Jr., and three older sisters – Maria Ortiz, Maria Fernandez and Erika Fernandez… Born on March 7… Hobbies include watching soccer videos, playing FIFA video games and keeping up with soccer all over the world… Is a huge basketball fan… Is the first Division-I soccer athlete in his family… CEO of Luber for Labor company/business (NFTE Top 3 Upcoming Youth Businesses in the Country 2019)… Son of Mexican immigrants who are now permanent residents.