Head Coach John Ross and goalkeeper Amy Carr talk about the Huskies fall camp and look ahead to their exhibition match with Valparaiso Friday August 16 versus Valparaiso.
CENTER POINT-URBANA HIGH SCHOOL: Nine-time varsity letter winner, earning four in soccer, three in basketball and two in softball ... Two-year soccer captain ... All-area soccer player and three time all-conference player ... Twice named team MVP ... Soccer team qualified for the state tournament in both sophomore and junior seasons ... Amassed 32 goals and six assists in junior year, setting the school-record for goals in a season in first season in attacking role ... Scored 19 goals and eight assists in defensive role during freshman and sophomore seasons.
CLUB/ODP: Played for Cedar Valley Soccer Association ... State Cup Champions in 2011 and 2012, runners-up in 2013 ... Region II championship qualifier ... Coached by Alen Kudomovic.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born March 10, 1995 ... Daughter of Ann and Andy ... Father, Andy, was a tight end for the Huskies in 1984-85 ... Intends to major in speech/language pathology ... Involved with the National Youth Leadership Council ... Also a member of the Art Club, Student Council, Storm Troopers and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Volunteered at local elementary school ... Enjoys reading in her spare time ... Lists Michelle Akers as an athlete she admires because "she was a great leader and soccer player while battling health issues."
COACH ROSS ON WOOLDRIDGE: "Jess is very athletic and has a ton of potential. She is a basketball player as well and was a swimmer for many years. Her father played football here at NIU and we are excited to have an alumni's daughter into the program. She knows a lot about NIU and I think she will have a strong career here.