9 Ahinga Selemani
9 - Ahinga Selemani
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
High School: Ann Arbor Pioneer HS
Position: Forward
g 7
a 2
pts 16
gw 4

UC Santa Barbara
2015 All-Big West Second Team
2016 All-Big West First Team 

2016: A true junior, Selemani started all 20 of UCSB's games in his second year with the program ... Notched seven goals and two assists on the season for 16 points ... Added 51 shots and was booked twice ... Had a team and conference-high four game-winning goals ... After the season, was named to the All-Big West First Team ... Before the season, was named to the 11-man Preseason Big West All-Conference Team ... Ranked third in the Big West in both goals and shots per game (2.55) ... Stepped up his play big time in Big West action, leading all conference players with five goals and ranking second in points (11) and shots per game (3.00) ... He scored in four straight games from Oct. 6-15, finding paydirt against opponents UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge, Sacramento State, and Cal Poly ... Had two game-winners in that stretch ... Notched the game-winner in UCSB's home opener against San Diego on Sept. 2 ... Six of his seven goals on the season were either game-tying or go-ahead scores ... Gauchos were 5-1-1 in games where Selemani scored ... Was named the Big West Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10 after recording game-winning goals against UC Irvine and CSUN ... The following week, he repeated as Big West Player of the Week while earning a spot on the College Soccer News Team of the Week after pushing his goal-scoring streak to four games ... Set up Kevin Feucht's equalizer in an eventual 2-1 overtime win against UC Davis on Oct. 19 ... Had a season-high six shots in two separate games ... Logged a total of 1,404 minutes, sixth-most on the team. 

2015: Appeared in all 23 games in his first year with UCSB, starting all but one ... Tallied five goals with a pair of assists on the season for 12 points ... After the season, was named Second Team All-Big West ... Finished third on the team in goals and fourth in points ... Was on the field for 1,441 minutes of action ... Took 57 shots and put 22 on frame, a shooting percentage of .088 ... Was carded on one occassion ... Scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over UC Davis in the Big West Tournament Semifinals on Nov. 11 ... Notched his first goal as a Gaucho at New Mexico on Sept. 6 ... UCSB was 5-1 when Selemani recorded a point ... Had one goal in 10 Big West games ... Had three goals and two assists in the month of September.

Michigan
Spent one season at Michigan, where he was the College Sports Madness Preseason Freshman of the Year in 2014 ... Appeared in 18 matches with 13 starts ... Ranked second on the team for the year in goals (three), assists (two), points (eight), shots (37), and shots on goal (16) ... Was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team at the conclusion of the season ... Scored his first career goal on Oct. 26, 2014 against Indiana ... Team went 6-9-3 on the season.

CSA Wolves / Team USA / Ann Arbor Pioneer HS
Played for the CSA Wolves Academy (2011-14) and lettered twice with Ann Arbor Pioneer High School ... Was a member of the USA U-20 National Team in 2014 ... Also spent time in the USA U-17 National Team Residency Program ... Was ranked as the No. 3 prospect of the 2014 class by College Soccer News, and the No. 12 national/No. 1 Great Lakes Region player by Top Drawer Soccer ... Won the Niigata National Tournament with USA U-17 team in 2013 ... Was the leading scorer for CSA in each of his years with them ... Was an honor roll student in high school ... Made All-State at Ann Arbor Pioneer in 2011 after leading the team to a district championship ... Also competed in basketball in high school (2011).

Personal
Ahinga Bienvenu Selemani was born on Mar. 15, 1996 in Moncton, New Brunswick (Canada) to parents Manyongo Slemani and Fatuma Alinoti ... Has five siblings: Abwe-Yohali, Kalenga, Joseph, Rose, and Elvis ... Goes by the nickname "Jings" ... Plans on majoring in economics ... Aspires to play soccer professionally ... When not playing soccer, he is sleeping, working out, or hanging out with family ... Can't do without the FIFA video game ... Before a game, he prays ... Can best be described as a hard worker ... Most memorable sporting moment is scoring his first competitive travel soccer team goal with the Michigan Wolves ... Would like people to know he's very dedicated ... Would love to play with Chelsea FC's Eden Hazard, his favorite athlete ... Chelsea is his favorite pro team ... Calls Stepbrothers his favorite movie ... Likes to watch Game of Thrones ... His favorite book is Roots by Alex Haley.

Recent Games
Oct 15 at Cal Poly W, 2-1
Oct 19 at UC Davis W, 2-1
Oct 22 Cal Poly T, 0-0
Oct 26 at Sacramento State W, 1-0
Oct 30 UC Davis L, 1-0
Nov 9 Cal State Fullerton L, 2-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 20 10
Games started 20 10
Goals 7 5
Assists 2 1
Points 16 11
Shots 51 30
Shot Pct .137 .167
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 4 3
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 20 Westmont W, 3-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Aug 26 vs. Oakland W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 5 .000 0-0 0
Aug 28 at Ohio St. W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 2 San Diego W, 5-2 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 1
Sep 4 St. Mary's (Cal.) W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 9 vs. Butler L, 4-2 1 1 0 2 6 .167 0-0 0
Sep 12 at Akron L, 2-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 17 UCLA L, 2-1 1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 21 Loyola Marymount L, 4-3 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 24 Cal L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 29 at UC Riverside T, 2-2 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
Oct 1 at Cal State Fullerton W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 6 UC Irvine W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 1
Oct 8 CSUN W, 2-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 1
Oct 12 Sacramento State T, 1-1 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 0
Oct 15 at Cal Poly W, 2-1 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 0
Oct 19 at UC Davis W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 6 .000 0-0 0
Oct 22 Cal Poly T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 26 at Sacramento State W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 1
Oct 30 UC Davis L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
Nov 9 Cal State Fullerton L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2015-16 23 22 .22 .09 .52 2.48 .088 .96 .386
2016-17 20 20 .35 .10 .80 2.55 .137 1.20 .471
Total 43 42 .28 .09 .65 2.51 .111 1.07 .426
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2015-16 23 22 5 2 12 57 .088 22 .386 1 0 0-0 1
2016-17 20 20 7 2 16 51 .137 24 .471 2 0 0-0 4
Total 43 42 12 4 28 108 .111 46 .426 3 0 0-0 5
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 20 20 .35 .10 .80 2.55 .137 1.20 .471
Conference 10 10 .50 .10 1.10 3.00 .167 1.60 .533
Exhibition 1 1 .00 .00 .00 2.00 .000 .00 .000
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Home 11 11 .36 .09 .82 1.73 .211 1.00 .579
Away 7 7 .29 .14 .71 3.00 .095 1.43 .476
Neutral 2 2 .50 .00 1.00 5.50 .091 1.50 .273
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Wins 10 10 .50 .10 1.10 2.80 .179 1.30 .464
Losses 7 7 .14 .14 .43 2.14 .067 1.00 .467
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August 2 2 .00 .00 .00 4.00 .000 1.00 .250
September 8 8 .25 .13 .63 2.00 .125 .88 .438
October 9 9 .56 .11 1.22 2.89 .192 1.67 .577
November 1 1 .00 .00 .00 1.00 .000 .00 .000
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 20 20 7 2 16 51 .137 24 .471 2 0 0-0 4
Conference 10 10 5 1 11 30 .167 16 .533 1 0 0-0 3
Exhibition 1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
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Home 11 11 4 1 9 19 .211 11 .579 2 0 0-0 3
Away 7 7 2 1 5 21 .095 10 .476 0 0 0-0 1
Neutral 2 2 1 0 2 11 .091 3 .273 0 0 0-0 0
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Wins 10 10 5 1 11 28 .179 13 .464 2 0 0-0 4
Losses 7 7 1 1 3 15 .067 7 .467 0 0 0-0 0
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August 2 2 0 0 0 8 .000 2 .250 0 0 0-0 0
September 8 8 2 1 5 16 .125 7 .438 1 0 0-0 1
October 9 9 5 1 11 26 .192 15 .577 1 0 0-0 3
November 1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0