Feb. 13, 2013
Defender, 5-1, Chadds Ford, Pa./Padua Academy (Wilmington, Del.)
Quoting Miller: “Jessica was a late addition to this class, but a good one. She is a very solid technical soccer player who understands the game at a high level. Her simple play and hardworking mentality will add depth to our team.”
High School: Will graduate in June, 2013 from the Padua Academy in Wilmington, Del….Will begin her senior soccer season in the spring…Named team captain her senior year…Two-time Second Team All-State selection and First Team All-Catholic Conference honoree…Four-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Joe Brown…In her first three years of varsity soccer, led the Padua Academy to a 40-3-2 combined overall record…Led Padua Academy to the 2012 Delaware state championship with a 14-0-1 record…Guided team to a 13-1-1 record and state semifinal appearance as a sophomore and 13-2-0 record and state semifinal appearance as a freshman…Four-year cross country team letterwinner…National Honor Society member…Played on the Penn Fusion team from 2009-13…Helped guide the Penn Fusion to the 2009 EPYSA state titles…Played in the Delaware Olympic Development program from 2007-09…Played with the Concord Magic from 2003-09…Took advanced placement courses in several fields.
Personal: Born Jessica Marini on November 2, 1994…Daughter of Dan and Tracey Marini…Has two brothers Dante and Max…Older brother Dante plays soccer at Northeastern University…Intends to major in biomedical engineering.
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