25 Ali Jones
25 Ali Jones
Height: 5-7
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mountain View, Calif.
High School: Saint Francis Catholic HS
Position: Midfielder

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Appeared in two games.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2012 CCS semi-finalist with a record of 15-4-3 ... 2011 CCS champions and third in WCAL with a record of 17-3-3 ... 2010 WCAL and CCS champions with a record of 19-3-3 ... was a three year varsity starter ... captain senior year ... coached by Dawn Hill and Stacie Alberico.

CLUB: Played for DeAnza Force 2010-12 ... competed in Elite Clubs National League nationals in Chicago ... MVP of College Elite Camp in 2010 ... US Club Soccer regional champions in 2010 ... Finalist CYSA Cal North vs. South in 2009 ... in 2009 was NorCal Cup champions ... State Cup semifinalist in 2009 ... Played for PSC Union FC 2007-2010 ... coached by Jeff Leightman, Iman Siadat, Gary Ireland and Carine Ireland.

PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif. ... father Stanford is in commercial real estate and went to University of Utah ... mother Maria went to UCSB and UCLA ... has two sisters and a brother ... mother played soccer at UCSB ... father competed on a professional skiing freestyle circuit ... enjoys hanging out with friends and family, being outside, swimming, skiing and traveling ... majoring in Psychology.

Why Ali chose Santa Clara: "I chose Santa Clara because it is an amazing university both academically and athletically. Both programs are extremely successful and I know that I have put myself in an environment where I can thrive and be my absolute best. I have lived in the Bay Area my whole life and when looking at schools I never thought I would end up going somewhere so close to home, but as soon as I stepped foot on campus I knew it was the right place for me. I felt so welcomed by everyone on campus, especially the girls on the team and I cannot wait to start at Santa Clara."