30 - Jessica Jara
Jessica Jara
Height: 5-5
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Kensington, Calif.
High School: Saint Mary's College HS
Position: Midfielder
Major: Undeclared Arts & Sciences

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Red shirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: First round of NCS playoffs ... Named Athlete of the Week by Contra Costa Times her Freshman year ... First Team All-League as a Freshmn and Sophomore ... Lead goal scorer in BSAL League with 37 goals, 20 assists. 

CLUB: Played for Lamorinda United 94 ... Norcal State Cup Champions, 2013 ... finalist in the CYSA State Cup, 2013 ... Supergroup title winner NorCal League, 2013 ... Two-time Regional Champions ... Semi-Finalist in Surf Cup, 2011 and 2012 ... Finalist in LAs Vegas College Showcase, 2011 ... Ranked 4th in Nation, 2011 ... Ranked 1st in Region and State, 2011 and 2012. 

NATIONAL TEAM: Trained with the U-20 Mexican National Team

PERSONAL: Daughter of Miguel and Marcela ... has two brothers, Jon Miguel and Diego ... outside of soccer, Jessic enjoys playing saxaphone, knitting and hiking. 

WHY I CHOSE SANTA CLARA: First of all, I chose Santa Clara because the school has a strong academic program and it is a very welcoming tight-knit community. Its academic merit is appealing as well as the small size and the religious orientation of the school. Secondly, the soccer program is one of the most prestigious in the country, and I have always dreamed of contributing to its success. I know that I will enjoy the combination of academics and athletics at Santa Clara.