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Omir Fernandez
Omir  Fernandez

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Bronx, N.Y.

High School:
Columbia Secondary School

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
Midfielder

08/18/2018

No. 5 Wake Forest Beats Loyola in Exhibition Finale

The Demon Deacons earned a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Brad Dunwell and Omir Fernandez in the last preseason tune-up.

08/12/2018

No. 5 Deacs Play Paladins to 4-4 Draw in Exhibition

Isaiah Parente found the back of the net twice in Wake Forest's exhibition opener.

02/01/2018

Politz Named ACC Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Wake Forest senior Kevin Politz was one of five Demon Deacons picked to the All-ACC Academic Team.

11/26/2017

No. 1 Deacs Clinch Quarterfinal Berth with 2-0 Win over Butler

The Demon Deacons scored twice in the second half to lock up their third straight trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

11/08/2017

No. 1 Deacs Beat No. 5 Tigers for Trip to ACC Title Game

Wake Forest earned a 2-1 victory on a late Jon Bakero goal to lock up a second-consecutive trip to Charleston.

11/12/2017

BACK-TO-BACK ACC CHAMPIONS

The Demon Deacons claimed their second-straight ACC Championship, edging Virginia in PKs after a scoreless draw.

11/08/2017

ACC SF: No. 1 Wake Forest 2, No. 5 Clemson 1

The Demon Deacons advanced to their second-straight ACC Championship game with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers in the semis.

11/05/2017

ACC QF: No. 1 Wake Forest 3, No. 9 Virginia Tech 0

The Demon Deacons scored twice in the opening four minutes and went on to defeat the Hokies, 3-0.

Bakero profile


2017 (Freshman)
Earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors his rookie season after totaling 17 points on six goals and five assists ... Was the Deacons' spark off the bench, appearing as a substitute in all 23 games ... Broke onto the scene with a three-point effort in a win at No. 8 Louisville, assisting on the game-winner and then scoring an insurance goal of his own ... Scored the first goal of the game in a win at No. 4 North Carolina ... Tallied a goal and assist in a win over Longwood (Oct. 10) ... Recorded his first multi-goal effort at Boston College (Oct. 21), notching two goals and an assist ... Found the back of the net in the ACC semifinal win over No. 5 Clemson ... Took a total of 40 shots, 19 of them on target.

Background
Rated as the No. 26 recruit in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer, as well as the No. 2 prospect from New Jersey ... Attended U.S. U-14, U-15 and U-18 National Team Camps ... Played club soccer for the New York Red Bulls Academy under Jeff Zaun, scoring 20 goals in 24 games in 2016-17 ... Chose Wake Forest over North Carolina, Virginia, Loyola and Columbia.

Personal
Full name is Omir Guadalupe Fernandez ... Born on Feb. 8, 1999 ... Son of Omir and Maria Fernandez.

Muuss' Take
"Omir's ability to run in behind and find ways to score goals is something I have not seen in a youth player in a very long time. He's a selfless player who plays his role on the field, but more importantly, he finds ways to positively impact the game. He brings tons of experience from playing with Red Bulls and the National Team, and we expect him to have the same impact in the ACC."

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