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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.


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[]


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


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