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U.S. soccer DEFENDER
Jen Grubb
Height: 5-7 (1.70 m).
Weight: 140 (64 kg).
Born: July 20, 1978 in Elk Hart, Indiana.
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
College: University of Notre Dame.
Club: Washington Freedom (WUSA).

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1995 3-0-0 3/0 0 1 1
1996 5-0-1 6/4 1 0 2
1997 2-0-0 2/1 0 0 0
1999 1-0-0 1/1 1 0 2
Total 11-0-1 12/6 2 1 5
Year Club GP G A Pts
1996 Univ. of Notre Dame - - - -
1997 Univ. of Notre Dame 22 3 10 16
1998 Univ. of Notre Dame 24 2 13 17
1999 Univ. of Notre Dame 25 1 21 23
Total 71 6 44 56

U.S. National Team: A member of the 1996, '97 and '98 Under-20 Nordic Cup teams ... A co-captain for the 1997 Nordic Cup champions, anchoring the defense that allowed just one goal in four games ... Also a starter on the 1998 Nordic Cup team in Holland ... Scored the goal in sudden death overtime against Germany at the 1996 Nordic Cup in Sweden that gave the 1996 U-20 team the bronze medal ... Called into the U.S. National Team for the first time after a strong performance in the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival for the North Team, earning a spot on the U.S. Cup '95 roster ... Debuted against Chinese Taipei in U.S. Cup '95, and as a substitute against Norway in the championship game, she set up the winning goal in sudden death overtime ... Traveled with the U.S. to Brazil in January of 1996, scoring her first career international goal against Ukraine ... Played several games with the U.S. leading up to the 1996 Olympics ... Illinois native played with the USA on the St. Charles, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisc. leg of the 1997 NIKE Victory Tour ... First Appearance: July 30, 1995 vs. Chinese Taipei ... First Goal: January 18, 1996 vs. Ukraine.

College/High School: Has one year of eligibility remaining at Notre Dame ... A three-time NSCAA All-American and First-Team All-Big East selection ... Started all 25 games for the Irish as a junior, scoring one goal and leading the team in assists with 21 from the sweeper position ... Voted Third-Team NSCAA All-American ... Started all 24 games for Notre Dame as a sophomore, helping the team to the NCAA Final Four ... Scored two goals and had 13 assists as she earned First-Team NSCAA All-American honors ... Had an Irish record four assists in one half as against Wisconsin as a sophomore ... Rated as the nation's top incoming defender as a freshman, she started 22 games for Notre Dame in her rookie season ... Named Second-Team NSCAA All-American ... Scored three goals with 10 assists, helping Notre Dame to the NCAA championship game ... Has 47 career assists for the Irish ... Named to the Illinois All-State Girl's Soccer Team, the Parade High School All-America team and the NSCAA All-America Team as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Illinois high school girl's soccer player of the year as a junior and senior ... Lettered twice in football as a place kicker ... As a junior at J.B. Conant, she became the first girl in Illinois history to score a point in a boys varsity football game.

Personal: Full name Jennifer Leigh Grubb ... Majoring in psychology at Notre Dame ... An avid music fan, she also likes to write poetry and read in her spare time ... Loves to jet ski.

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