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      Jenny Jeffers
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Zurich, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich H.S.

Height:
5-7

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
08/25/1985

JEFFERS'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AS A JUNIOR (2005): Garnered a spot on the second team of Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Season list...Also a second-team All-Central Region selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas and Soccer Buzz magazine...Earned third-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV accolades...Played every minute of the year for the Lady Vols on the defensive backline...Tallied two assists on the campaign...Found Kylee Rossi, who finished off the thru ball for the second score in the 3-0 win over Mississippi State on Sept. 23...Fed a long pass to Emily Redberg against Alabama on Oct. 23, who then scored from 16 yards out...Led the backline to a stellar performance during the 2005 Southeastern Conference Tournament...Helped the group to just the second three-match shutout streak during the championship and picked up a spot on the SEC All-Tournament Team, Soccer America Team of the Week and Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week for her play...Also snagged her first career Lady Vol Athlete of the Week nod on Nov. 9...Pivotal part of the defense that set a new UT shutout streak mark twice (419:28 and 391:02) during the year...Named to the First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team for her play against No. 16 Stanford and Washington...Guided the defense as the group allowed only four shots over a three-match stretch against Washington, Mississippi State and eventual SEC West champs Mississippi...In three matches, Jeffers and the back line allowed just one shot (vs. Washington, vs. Mississippi, at LSU).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2004): One of seven Tennessee players to start all 24 matches...Played a role as a defender for the SEC's second-stingiest defense as UT allowed just 18 goals in 2004 or 0.75 a contest...Registered three points on a goal and an assist (in just eight shots) for the Lady Vols in 2004...Assisted on Emily Redberg's goal at 78:50 against Mississippi State to give Tennessee a 2-0 advantage...Found the back of the net at 21:51 off a Christoph feed to post UT's lone goal in the 2-1 loss at then-#15 Washington...Academic All-SEC choice.

AS A FRESHMAN (2003): Appeared in 15 matches as a rookie and made two starts...First start of her collegiate career came in the SEC Tournament Championship against Florida on Nov. 9... Connected on the Lady Vols' seventh penalty kick, the decisive attempt in UT's 7-6 margin over the Gators...Also earned the starting nod in the NCAA Second Round match against Georgia on Nov. 16...Scored her club's final goal in 4-0 blanking of Arkansas.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A four-year standout for Lake Zurich High School who led her team in scoring every season, Jenny completed her high school career in the spring of 2003...Collected honorable mention all-state, all-area, all-sectional and all-conference honors each year, spanning 2000-03...Chosen as an academic All-American...Her squad finished 16th in the final NSCAA/adidas poll with an overall record of 27-1-2...Her Illinois Olympic Development Program team captured the 2003 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship in March at a tournament in suburban Dallas, Texas...A member of the Sockers Futbol Club based in Chicago, her squad claimed the State Cup in 2002...Traveled to England and Italy in the summer of '02 as a member of the Region II ODP and helped the team to a perfect 5-0-0 mark...Has also been invited to participate in the adidas U.S. Youth Soccer Elite Soccer Program camps on several occasions.

PERSONAL: Majoring in psychology...Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll on three occasions (2003-05)...Highest ambitions are to play professionally and in the Olympic Games...Member of the high honor roll throughout high school...Has modeled herself after soccer legend Michelle Akers...Her hobbies include camping, cooking, playing the guitar and skiing...Has a younger brother, Nicholas, 17...Jennifer Nicole Jeffers was born Aug. 25, 1985, in Arlington Heights, Ill...Her parents are Michael and Mary Jeffers.

CAREER STATISTICS

OVERALL
YearGP/GSShotsGoalsAsst.PointsGWG
200315/210280
200424/2411380
200523/2302200
Totals62/49237160
SEC
YearGP/GSShotsGoalsAsst.PointsGWG
20035/010220
200411/1101140
200411/1102200
Totals27/2213560

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