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Jill Loyden

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Loyden has developed into a solid professional with an excellent training ethic after a stellar college career at Villanova. She recovered from a badly broken hand suffered last January to win the third goalkeeper spot on the World Cup roster where she will back-up the last two WPS Goalkeepers of the Year. Aggressive and brave in the penalty box, she earned her first and thus far only cap for the USA in a win against China in October of 2010.

2012: Played in two matches as a sub, against Costa Rica and Ireland, both on the Fan Tribute Tour after the Olympics … Was the alternate goalkeeper on the 2012 Olympic Team and traveled to the U.K. with the squad … 2011: Earned a spot on her first world championship roster, making the Women’s World Cup team as the third goalkeeper … Played in one match, earning her second career cap as a substitute against Canada in a post-WWC match in September in Portland, Ore. … 2010: Worked her way into the goalkeeping picture for the USA in 2010, getting her first career call-up in January … She had never previously been in with any of the USA’s youth national teams … Earned her first career cap in a 2-1 victory against China on Oct. 2, 2010, in Kennesaw, Ga., … First Appearance: Oct. 2, 2010, vs. China … First Shutout: None.
Allocated to Sky Blue FC in her home state of New Jersey for the 2013 NWSL season … 2011: Signed with magicJack for the 2011 WPS season and started in eight regular season matches while helping the club to the WPS playoffs … Went 4-3-1 with four shutouts and a 1.13 GAA … Also started both playoff games for the club … 2010: Was the starting goalkeeper for the Chicago Red Stars, playing in 23 matches while making 72 saves and compiling a 1.17 GAA … Compiled a record of 6-11-6 with six shutouts … Named as a WPS All-Star Game reserve … Played on loan with Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s W-League in 2010 … 2009: Drafted in the sixth round (37th overall) and was the backup goalkeeper on St. Louis Athletica in the inaugural WPS season of 2009 … Debuted for St. Louis on May 23 in Chicago, posting six saves in a 2-0 win and was named WPS Player of the Week … Started three games for Athletica during her time in St. Louis, compiling a record of 2-1-0 while allowing just one goal in three starts … Club: Member of the Mount Laurel Shockwaves and also played for the Ocean Shooting Stars club team ... Helped lead the Stars to the Raleigh Shootout championship ... The team also captured a Region I Premier League championship in 2001 and advanced to the finals in 2002.
Full name is Jillian Ann Loyden … Majored in comprehensive science … Played high school basketball for Vineland … National Honor Society inductee as a senior in high school ... Winner of the Charles J. Niely Award for academics as a sophomore in high school … Has done the USA Today crossword puzzle every day for the past three years … Likes to cook, especially Asian food … Loves the outdoors and mountain biking … Plans to finish her soccer career as a forward and be the leading scorer of the league (even if it’s an over-40 women’s league).In her senior season at Villanova, Loyden had a .891 save percentage (fourth in the nation) and finished with a 0.52 goals-against average (10th in the nation) … Set school career records for shutouts, victories and minutes played … Finished her career with 7,542 minutes played, which ranked 10th in Division I history … She played in 82 games, earning 37 shutouts, 48 victories and a 0.68 GAA … As a senior, she was named Big East Goalkeeper of the Year for the third straight season (a conference first) and named First-Team All-Big East … As a junior in 2006, she started all 22 games in goal while playing 1,990 minutes … Allowed just 10 goals while making 93 saves and had a GAA of just 0.45 … In Big East play that season, Loyden averaged five saves per game and had seven shutouts … Named an NSCAA First-Team All-American and First-Team All-Big East … Honored as the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year … As a sophomore in 2005, started all 18 games, allowing 20 goals while making 85 saves … Played every minute of every Big East game that year and posted four shutouts with a record of 6-1-3 in conference play … Was named Big East Goalkeeper of the Year … As a freshman in 2004, started all 22 games while playing in 97 percent of the minutes … Made 102 saves for the season, including a career-high 10 against Notre Dame … Posted eight shutouts, allowing just 16 goals … Redshirted her first year in 2003 … High School: Attended Vineland High School where she was a First-Team All-State selection ... Chosen as the Player of the Year by The Press of Atlantic City and The Daily Journal ... Was also The Daily Journal Player of the Year in 2001 ... Three-time All-South Jersey and All-Cape Atlantic League performer.
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