U.S. Soccer
Natalie Jacobs
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Natalie Jacobs

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-9

  • Hometown

    Coto de Caza, Calif.

  • Club

    Slammers FC

Played a key role for the USA at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship, helping the USA win the regional title and earn a berth to the U-20 Women’s World Cup … Played every minute of all five matches on the back line … Was named to the All-Tournament Team as a central defender … Is a long-time participant in the USA’s Youth National Team programs, playing at the U-14, U-17, U-18 and U-20 levels, where she’s been a consistent call-up during this cycle … Heads into the World Cup with 17 U-20 caps and one goal, scoring against Venezuela in the USA’s 5-1 win during the final match before the World Cup ... Traveled with the USA to Papua New Guinea in May of last year for a pre-World Cup test run and matches.

College / High School: Attends the University of Notre Dame … Redshirting what would be her sophomore season to play in the Women’s World Cup … As a freshman in 2015, she made an immediate impact as a starter in first season with the Irish, scoring four goals with five assists ... Played 1,185 minutes in 20 games, making 15 starts ... Began the season by leading the Irish with seven shots, a goal and an assist against Valparaiso … Tallied a goal in 2-0 win over Michigan State ... Netted second game-winning goal in 2-0 win over Indiana ... Scored second straight game-winner in 2-0 win over Michigan … Assisted on Anna Maria Gilbertson's double-overtime game-winner against No. 1 Virginia Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team ... Graduated from Tesoro High School in spring 2015 … Was a 2013 and 2014 NSCAA Youth All-American … Played high school soccer only during freshman and sophomore years at Tesoro … Scored six goals and added four assists in only eight matches as a sophomore team captain, leading the team in both categories despite limited playing time due to U.S. WNT training … Tallied 14 goals and four assists over 19 matches to lead team in scoring as a freshman, earning all-league, all-conference and team most valuable player honors.

Club: Played for West Coast FC from U-7 to U-16 and moved to Slammers FC for U-17 and U-18 … Helped Cal-South claim the 2014 ODP National Championship … Scored 221 career goals for West Coast FC and Slammers FC on the club circuit from the U-10 through the U-18 levels … Helped the Slammers to the national ECNL finals in 2013 as U-16s … Scored 12 goals with three assists for Slammers FC in 10 games at the U-17 and U-18 levels in 2014-15 … Scored 15 goals and added 11 assists in 28 games in the U-16 and U-17 age groups for Slammers FC in 2013-14 … Scored 25 goals with eight assists for the U-16 Slammers FC team in 2012-13.

Full name is Natalie Ann Jacobs … Plans on majoring in FTT (Film, Television and Theatre) and minoring in education … Father, Jeff, is a 1985 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and was a men’s soccer team captain … He is currently a pilot for American Airlines … Sister Jacqueline played soccer at Air Force and is now in medical school … Her mom won an Emmy as a news reporter at the Phoenix CBS station … Enjoys painting and drawing, playing the piano and going to the beach … Three words that best describe her off the field are “happy and easy-going” … Her motto is: “God, country, Notre Dame” … Favorite class is art … Favorite women’s soccer player is Julie Johnston and her favorite men’s soccer player is Jermaine Jones … Lists her biggest athletic inspiration as former NFL football player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman … Says the best thing about being a soccer player is “being around great people, having fun and competing” … Lists winning the CONCACAF U-20 Championship as her greatest soccer moment so far … Some of her favorite TV shows are Friday Night Lights and Supernatural … Some of her favorite musical artists are Jason Derulo and Brantley Gilbert … Her favorite dessert is ice cream.
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