Jackie Acevedo

Number: 23
Position: Forward
Height: 5-2
Born: Jan. 18, 1987, in Austin, Texas
Hometown: Austin, Texas
College: Southern Nazarene University
Last Club: Houston Aces (WPSL)

 

 

A rising forward for the Mexico Women's National Team, Acevedo was allocated to Thorns FC via the NWSL National Team allocation process on Jan. 3, 2014.

Professional
2014: Made her Thorns FC debut April 12, playing eight minutes as a sub in a 1-0 road win at Houston.

2013: As an impact player for the Houston Aces of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), she ranked among the league’s scoring leaders with five goals and four assists in nine league appearances and earning All-WPSL Team honors ... Assist total was tied for third-best in the league ... Helped the Aces to a 12-1-0 (36pts) record, capturing both the division and conference titles as the team reached the WPSL Championship match, and she scored the team’s lone goal in the final ... 2012: Ranked third in the WPSL in scoring with 26 points, notching 12 goals in 10 games for Oklahoma FC ... 2010: Played for amateur side Hudson Valley Quickstrike of United Soccer Leagues' W-League, helping the club to the regular-season championship as one of the league's top scorers that season.

International
2013: Played for the Mexico Women’s National Team in a friendly against Canada at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C., on Nov. 24, 2013, earning her first international cap ... Youth National Teams: Was a member of Mexico’s U-20 Women’s National Team that competed in the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, starting both of her appearances. As a youth, Acevedo also represented the United States at both the U-16 and U-17 levels.   

College
Acevedo was a three-time NAIA All-American during a standout collegiate career at Southern Nazarene University (Okla.) from 2009-11. She registered 80 goals and 41 assists in 62 games over three seasons with the Crimson Storm ... Led the nation in goal-scoring with a school-record 38 goals as a senior in 2011, earning Sooner Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors for a second straight season ... Began her collegiate career in 2008 at the University of Tennessee.