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Jackie Vera
Jackie Vera

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Lane Tech

Height:
5-7

Position:
MF/F


+ All-Horizon League First Team, 2006, 2007
+ Great Lakes Region All-Freshman Team (Soccer Buzz), 2006
+ Horizon League All-Newcomer Team, 2006
+ Horizon League All-Tournament Team, 2006

2009: Finished her four-year career at Loyola ranked in the top 10 for three different career categories - points (sixth, 42), assists (T-sixth, 12) and goals (seventh, 15)...appeared in 21 of Loyola's 22 matches...earned starts in 15 matches, including the final 10 of the season...attempted 12 shots.

2008: Played in, and started, 20 matches as a forward or attacking midfielder ... Finished third on the team with 19 points (7 G, 5 A) ... Missed Horizon League tournament after suffering knee injury in regular-season finale ... Scored game-tying goal in eventual win over DePaul in season opener ... Finished with a goal and an assist in wins over Xavier, Cleveland State and Youngstown State ... Also found back of the net against nationally ranked foes LSU and Kansas as well as against Ball State.

2007: Named First Team All-Horizon League for the second consecutive season ... Finished season with six points from two goals and two assists ... Scored a goal and set up another in win at Green Bay ... Also found the back of the net against DePaul.

2006: Played in all 24 matches, starting 20 ... Versatile performer, saw extensive time as forward and outside midfielder ... First Team All-Horizon League honoree as well as member of the Horizon League All-Newcomer team ... Also named to All-Great Lakes Region Freshman Team by Soccer Buzz ... Member of the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after netting a pair of goals, including the opener in LU's 2-1 title-clinching win against Detroit ... Finished third on the team with 17 points from six goals and five assists ... Named Horizon League Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 24 after netting three goals in two matches ... Netted a pair of goals in 3-1 win over Wright State in Horizon League opener ... Also scored against IPFW and Drake during the regular season and hit the net in the Horizon League quarterfinal win over Youngstown State ... Recorded 38 shots, 18 on goal.

High School: First signee from the Chicago Public League in program history ... Four-time IHSSCA All-State selection ... Ranks seventh all-time in the state with 147 career goals ... Led team to four Chicago Public League championship appearances, winning two city titles in 2004 and 2006 ... Earned all-city and all-conference accolades all four years in high school ... Four-year starter and letterwinner during high school career ... Guided team to two IHSA regional finals ... Tallied a season-best seven goals against Kennedy this past season ... Played club soccer for the Windy City Pride and helped them win the San Diego Surf Cup championship in 2003 ... Member of the state and regional ODP pools in 2001 and 2002.