Feb. 13, 2013
Defender/Midfielder, 5-6, Tustin, Calif./Arnold O. Beckman H.S.
Quoting Miller: “Jaci comes from the extremely successful Slammers FC team in California where they expect nothing but your best. Coming off an ECNL National Championship, Jaci has risen above and beyond to make herself an excellent defender. She has the athleticism and tactical understanding as an outside back to be very dangerous in the attack but has the mindset to get back and defend quickly. We expect her to have an immediate impact.”
High School: Will graduate from Arnold O. Beckman High School in Irvine, Calif. in June, 2013 where she played four years of varsity soccer for coaches Gordon Scott and Stacy Colon…Currently playing her senior season at Beckman…Four-year varsity starter…Two-time team captain…Three-time Orange County Varsity “Top Player to Watch” honoree…Four-year All-Pacific Coast Conference selection…First-team all-league as a junior…Two-time all-league selection as a freshman and sophomore…Helped guide the Lady Patriots to a California State Semifinalist finish and Regional finalist appearance as a freshman…Named team Rookie of the Year and received the team’s Scholar-Athlete Award…Three-time Scholar-Athlete award winner…Has played for the Slammers FC club team for nine years from 2004-13…Served as the team’s captain since 2005…Helped lead the Slammers to the ECNL Under-16 National Championship in 2012…The Slammers were named the top soccer club in the ECNL in 2012…Also led the Slammers to two Surf Cup championships (2010 and 2011), the Region 4 and National Cup Champions (California South) in 2011, the Nike Manchester Cup finals in 2010 and the 2008 CalSouth state title…Invited to attend the 2008 and 2009 California Regional Training Camp.
Personal: Born Jaci Mychele Brown on August 24, 1995…Daughter of Charles and Lily Brown…Has one older sister Rachel…Uncle Eugene Brown wrestled at Springfield College…Uncle Maurice Brown ran track at NJIT…Has volunteered in her community feeding the homeless for two years…Passionate about fashion and design…Served on the Nordstrom BP Fashion Board from 2011-2013…Played on the FC Slammers Club team with fellow Pitt signee and California native Arielle Fernandez…Intends to major in marketing and international studies.