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, and will play her first fully professional season in Portland this year.

2014: Played seven minutes as a second-half sub April 19 in a 1-1 draw at Sky Blue FC ... 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), 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.

INTERNATIONAL: 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 ... 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.