July 16, 2007
DeKALB, Ill. - Northern Illinois women's soccer coach Marci Miller Jobson announced the addition of Jestina Orlando to the program. Orlando, a Park Ridge, Ill. native, is a transfer from North Dakota State University and will be eligible to compete during the 2007 season.
"Jes is a player who is feisty, has great speed and can finish offensively," said Jobson. "She can play multiple positions and brings versatility and the ability to attack while adding depth to our team. We are excited to have a transfer like Jes, who was a key member of a Division I program at North Dakota State."
Orlando, a graduate of Maine South High School, played two seasons as a forward for the Bison. In 2006, she was the team's third-leading scoring, netting five goals and totaling 14 points in 21 contests. Orlando tied for the team lead with two game winning goals and ranked second on the squad with 20 shots on goal.
As a freshman in 2005, Orlando started every game and led the team with four assists while totaling three goals and 10 points. For her efforts, Orlando earned Division I all-independent honorable mention accolades during her initial collegiate campaign.
The Huskies open the 2007 season with a pair of exhibition contests in Florida, against UCF and USF, before hosting IUPUI in the regular season opener as part of a Labor Day weekend tournament at the Huskie Soccer Field.