Jessica Shufelt

Number: 18
Position: Forward
Height: 5-7
Born: May 29, 1990, in Rochester, N.Y.
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
College: University of Connecticut
Last Club: Ottawa Fury (USL W-League)



Bio: A productive forward in the college ranks for the University of Connecticut, Shufelt also helped the Ottawa Fury win the USL W-League title in 2012 following her final year of eligibility with the Huskies. The Rochester, N.Y., native joins Thorns FC for the 2013 season as the team’s fifth round pick (40th overall) in the NWSL Supplemental Draft on Feb. 7, 2013. 



2012: Made 12 appearances, registering one goal and two assists for the Ottawa Fury of the semi-professional USL W-League … Helped Ottawa clinch the W-League championship, playing 34 minutes in the championship match, a 4-3 penalty kick win against the Pali Blues … Played alongside Thorns FC teammate Kathryn Williamson in Ottawa … 2011: Recorded nine goals and two assists in 11 matches … Registered a brace in a 7-0 win against the London Gryphons on July 2, 2011 … Scored a goal in five consecutive matches from July 2-16, 2011.

Recorded 11 goals and 10 assists in 72 matches (43 starts) during a four-year career at the UConn for head coach Len Tsantiris … Tallied a career-high six goals and 15 points as a junior in 2010 … Her 15 points tied for the team lead in 2010 … Helped the Huskies reach back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2009 and 2010.

Loves fishing with her father, Joe … One of her favorite places to be is out on the water in a fishing boat … Is a big fan of Syracuse men’s basketball, despite going to the University of Connecticut … Is the oldest of three sisters … She scored 89 goals in her four year high school varsity career for Greece Arcadia High School in Rochester, N.Y., becoming the school's all-time leading scorer.