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Jessica Okoroafo
Jessica Okoroafo

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Sylvania, Ohio

High School:
Sylvania Northview

Height:
5-7

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/18/1987

Experience:
3L

Team Co-Captain:
2nd Year



2009
• Voted team co-captain with Jenny Bradfisch

2008
• Redshirted after appearing in four games before season ended due to injury
• Recorded one shot at Louisville (9/7)
• Put two shots on goal at Miami (Fla.) (9/10)
• Made final appearance vs. Rhode Island (9/12)

JUNIOR / 2007
• Voted team co-captain with Amy Burrell
• Academic All-Big Ten
• CoSIDA Academic All-District V first team
• Voted to All-Big Ten Tournament Team
• Recorded second hat trick in school history in 7-0 win vs. Indiana (11/2)
• Hat trick goals came in 13th, 25th and 57th minutes
• Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (11/5)
Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week (11/5)
• Posted multi-assist efforts in wins over Morehead State (9/14) and Northwestern (9/30)
• Finished fourth on team with 25 points after scoring nine goals and team-leading seven assists
• Led team with 73 shots, 33 of which were on goal
• Scored three game-winning goals, including the Big Ten Tournament championship game vs. Ohio State (11/11) and NCAA first round game vs. Oakland (11/16)
• Tied program record by earning assist in three straight matches (9/28-10/5)
• Delivered four game-winning assists, which tied for team lead

SOPHOMORE / 2006
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Tied for team lead with eight goals
• Second on team in points (19), game-winning goals (3) and shots-on-goal percentage (.397)
• Scored five goals against conference competition, including both Purdue tallies in 2-1 win vs. Indiana (10/27)
• Also scored two goals in 2-0 win vs. Baylor (9/3)
• Notched game-tying goal in first round of Big Ten Tournament vs. Ohio State (11/2)
• Goal came just 18 seconds after Ohio State took lead
• Registered goal and assist in 4-1 season-opening victory vs. Western Kentucky (8/25)
• Had season-best eight shots in 1-1 double overtime tie vs. Toledo (9/17)

FRESHMAN / 2005
• Big Ten Freshman of the Year
• Big Ten All-Freshman Team
• All-Big Ten second team
Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America second team
Soccer Buzz All-Great Lakes Region second team
• Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (9/21 and 10/5)
• Led team with freshman-record 10 goals
• Finished second on team with 22 points
• Broke single-season school record with six game-winning goals
• Registered at least one point in five consecutive Big Ten matches (9/23-10/9)
• Had .525 shots-on-goal percentage (31-59)
• Established career-high nine shots vs. Iowa (10/21)
• Scored two goals in wins vs. Michigan State (9/30) and at Ohio State (10/9)
• Trained with US National U20 team

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB
• First-team All-American
• Named All-Ohio and All-Region final three seasons
• Member of Pacesetter Soccer Club
• Led team in scoring and was team captain
• Part of Ohio OPD program
• Selected to ODP state team for 1999-2000 and 2003-04 seasons
• NSCAA/adidas All-Region IV team in 2002 and 2004

Biographical Information

Full Name: Jessica Ijeoma Okoroafo (Oh-koh-ROFF-oh)

Major: Accounting

Father: Sam Okoroafo

Mother: Jane Okoroafo

Sister: Katrina

Brother: Daniel