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Jennifer Strong
Born Template:Birth based on age at death
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1]
Died (aged 37)
Grand Junction, Colorado, U.S.

Jennifer E. Strong (c. 1973/1974 – March 27, 2011) was an American soccer player who played as a defender, making one appearance for the United States women's national team.

Career[]

Strong played soccer for the North Penn Maidens in high school, before playing for the UConn Huskies in 1991 and 1992, where she was a letter-winner. She was included in the Soccer America All-Freshmen Team in 1991, as well as the NSCAA/Adidas All-Northeast Region and NEWISA All-New England selections in 1992.[2] In 1993, she played for the Barry Buccaneers, helping the team to win the NCAA Division II championship. After taking a year break from soccer, she again played for the Buccaneers in 1995. In total, she scored 4 goals and recorded 8 assists in 37 appearances during her two seasons with the Buccaneers.[3][4] She was an NSCAA All-American in 1995, and was selected to the NSCAA All-Region Team in 1993 and 1995. She was also included in the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 1993,[5] and was selected as a CoSIDA Academic All-American and All-District player in 1996.[6]

Strong made her only international appearance for the United States on August 16, 1992 in a friendly match against Norway, which finished as a 2–4 loss.[7]

Strong was selected for the Umbro Select College All-Star Classic in 1996. Later that year she served as an assistant coach for the Villanova Wildcats.[8] She was inducted into the Barry University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.[9]

Personal life[]

Strong graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She served in the United States Army for seven years and was discharged as a Major. She later worked in obstetrics and gynecology in Grand Junction, Colorado. Strong died on March 27, 2011 at the age of 37 in Grand Junction.[1]

Career statistics[]

International[]

United States[7]
Year Apps Goals
1992 1 0
Total 1 0

References[]

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