HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Hofstra University head men’s soccer coach Richard Nuttall Thursday announced that Lorenzo Selini, one of the top scholastic players in New York, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the school.
Selini will join the Pride in the fall of 2021.
“Lorenzo is a fantastic recruit for Hofstra University,” Nuttall said in a statement. “We have monitored him for a long time and are delighted to be bringing him into the Pride family. He fits our model of being a great person as well as a top-level player, and we look forward to working with him for the next four years.”
A midfielder from Newfield High School in Selden, N.Y., Selini was an All-American and the Newsday player of the year in 2019, following a junior season that saw him record 12 goals and 11 assists. He also has been a two-time All-New York State, all-region, and All-Suffolk County selection, in addition to being a two-time League III Most Valuable Player. He was an all-league pick as a freshman and Newfield’s rookie of the year.
In three seasons, Selini has recorded 27 goals and a school record 42 assists. He tallied seven goals and nine assists as a freshman in 2017 and followed that up with an eight-goal, 22-assist season as a sophomore as he helped the Wolverines to a league title and a spot in the Suffolk County finals. He has been a three-year captain and was team Most Valuable Player as a sophomore and junior.
Selini competes on the club soccer level for Lake Grove Newfield United 01. He has helped the team to No. 1 rankings in the Mid-Atlantic Region and in the East, and a No. 3 national ranking. He was part of a national finalist team in 2019, a USCS Mid-Atlantic Region championship in 2019, and Eastern New York championships in 2018 and 2019.
He is also a scholar-athlete as has been on Newfield’s high honor roll for the past three years and a member of the Italian Honor Society. Selini has been a three-time winner of the Newfield Minds of Motion Award.
Selini intends to major in entrepreneurship or business at Hofstra and aspires to play professional soccer after graduation.