AS A SENIOR IN 2012:Game-By-Game Stats Was one of five players to start all 20 matches ... Tallied two assists and attempted eight shots ... Helped UMass' post six shutouts on the year ... Contributed to a defense that shut out George Washington (10/21) in a 4-0 victory ... Contributed to a defensive masterpiece in a shutout of Xavier (9/30) in which the team allowed just four shots ... Assisted the lone goal in 1-0 victory over Siena (9/23) ... Led the defense in a 2-0 shutout of New Hampshire (9/16) ... Helped defend UMass in a 1-0 shutout of BU (9/14) ... Played on defense in a shutout at Albany (8/26) ... Picked up her first point of the season with an assist at Bryant (8/22)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011:Game-By-Game Stats One of five players to start all 21 games .... Helped UMass post 11 shutouts on the year, including five consecutive, second-most in the A-10 and most by a Minutewomen squad since 1997 ... Part of a defense that logged a 0.93 team goals-against average ... Attempted five shots, two of which were on frame ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in 2-1 victory over Elon (9/2).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010:Game-By-Game Stats Played in 17 games, starting 17 ... Recorded two assists on the season ... Tallied her second assist on the first and only goal in the 1-0 win over Fordham (10/29) ... Notched her first career assist on the lone goal for the 1-0 win over St. Joseph's (10/24) ... Helped defensively in a 1-0 shutout win vs. Saint Louis (10/3).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009:Game-By-Game Stats Started in all 19 games (one of only six Minutewomen to have started every game) on defense for the Minutewomen ... Registered one shot on goal ... Made a collegiate debut at Holy Cross (8/28).
BEFORE UMASS: Four-year letterwiner at Minnechaug Regional high school under coach Nundi Goncalves ... Was named all-scholastic and All-Western Mass as a senior, helping the Falcons win a state title ... Helped team capture league and Western Mass. Championships in 2005 ... Also played for the Massachusetts ODP State Team from 2003-07 ... Was a member of the Boston Bolts 2006 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship team.
PERSONAL: Born Jessica Taylor Howe on Oct. 1, 1990 in Springfield, Mass. ... Daughter of Donald and Arlene Howe ... Has one brother, Josh ... Majoring in Kinesiology.