THIS SEASON: Edwards will look to climb up the school career top 10 lists with a standout season to close out her career. Her ability to put the ball in the net will be the key for the Trojans' offense.
JIM MILLINDER SAYS: "Jessica is the catalyst for our success this season. If she can score some goals early, she will gain more confidence and it will have a ripple effect on our team."
2002: Edwards finished second in scoring in her 2002 junior season with 12 points (5-2=12) behind teammate Ali Fennell...scored the game-winner in overtime on a free kick in the 1-0 win against San Diego on Nov. 15 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...registered the game-winner with 15 seconds left in the second overtime period on Oct. 18 in a 2-1 win at Arizona State...started every match during the season...had a goal in back-to-back games at Arizona State and Arizona (Oct. 20)...had a season-high six shots on Oct. 20 at Arizona.
2001: In her 2001 sophomore season, Edwards had a difficult time after a standout freshman season...started in 11 of 18 matches...her only goals of the season came in back-to-back affairs on Sept. 21 against UC Irvine, the game-winning goal in overtime, and Sept. 23 vs. Oakland...recorded her lone assist of the season on Sept. 9 vs. Nebraska.
2000: Edwards made a strong first impression in her 2000 freshman season, leading the team in goals (11), points (29), game-winning goals (4) and shots (97)...earned All-Pac-10 Conference second team and Soccer Buzz Freshman All-West Region first team honors...her 97 shots set a school record for most in a season...started and played in every game...had a six-game point scoring streak from Oct. 22-Nov. 8 (5-3=13)...recorded a goal and an assist in the Women of Troy's NCAA First Round game against San Diego (2-1 win) on Nov. 8 at the Coliseum...scored both goals, including the game-winner in overtime, on Oct. 22 at Washington State (2-1)...had a goal in three straight games from Oct. 8-15...registered a five-point game with two goals and an assist on Sept. 8 vs. Baylor (3-1)...scored a goal in her first collegiate game on Aug. 27 at UC Irvine (2-0).
HIGH SCHOOL: Highly-touted forward at Dobson High in Mesa, Ariz., as she recorded 135 goals during her career...also a member of the U.S. Under 16 National Team...named 2000 State Player of the Year by the Arizona Soccer Coaches Association and also earned first-team honors...named Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000...earned Parade and NSCAA All-American honors...scored seven goals in one game...played under coach Tom Zickus...member of the Dobson Honor Roll.
PERSONAL: Majoring in communications...parents are David and Denise...enjoys water/snow skiing and watching movies in her spare time...lists Top Gun as her favorite movie...lists Friends as her favorite TV show...born on May 24, 1982.
G-S SHOTS GOALS ASSISTS PTS GW 2000 (Fr.) 22-22 97 11 7 29 4 2001 (So.) 18-11 36 2 1 5 1 2002 (Jr.) 22-22 45 5 2 12 2 Career 62-55 188 18 10 46 7