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Janessa Jeltema
Janessa  Jeltema


North Haledon, N.J.

High School:
Eastern Christian



VILLANOVA: Great cutback move that can fool any defender...Will cause defenses havoc with her tremendous speed...Appears primed for a breakout season?Played in the U23 national championships during summer of 2002.

2002: Named Big East Offensive Player of the Week on October 28...Played in all 21 games on the season, starting in 20 contests...Finished tied for second on the team in goals with five...Added one assist to finish the season with 11 points...Had one goal and one assist for three points in Big East Conference games...Assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime in a 2-1 win at Pittsburgh...Scored the game-winning goal at Miami...Tallied the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win at Seton Hall...Posted a ?hat trick? versus Howard - her first career three-goal performance.

2001: Made 17 starts in 22 games played...Scored five goals and added five assists for 13 points on the year...Dished out three assists in Big East play...Scored her first goal of the season against Marist...Posted one goal versus UMBC...Tallied two assists in a win over Seton Hall...Had one assist versus Pittsburgh...Recorded one goal and added one assist against Navy...Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win at Syracuse, also adding one assist.

2000: Started in 12 of the 19 games in which she played... Scored one goal and added four assists for six points...Fourth on the team in assists...Had one assist in Big East play...Scored her first career goal versus Manhattan, finishing the contest with one goal and a game-high two assists...Assisted on the game-winning goal at Pittsburgh... Dished out one assist in a 2-1 victory against Bucknell.

EASTERN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the 1999 High School All-America Team...Regional All-American in 1998-99...Selected to the All-State Team three times...Set a school and county record for goals (129) and assists (57) during her career...Led her club team, the Wychoff Torpedos, to the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships in Rhode Island.

PERSONAL: Human Services major...Daughter of Allan and Kathy Jeltema... Born 11/29/81.