U.S. Soccer
Jessie Scarpa
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Jessie Scarpa

Forward Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-7

  • Hometown

    Lakeland, Fla.

  • Club

    VSI West Florida Flames

Played a major role on the U.S. team that won the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Honduras scoring five goals with four assists while playing in all five games and started four … Scored a hat trick against Panama in the second group match and also scored against Haiti and in the semifinal against Honduras … Named to the All-Tournament Team at CONCACAF qualifying … Also scored against Venezuela on Oct. 8 in a 6-2 win in the second to last match before the World Cup … Heads into the World Cup with 16 U-20 caps and six goals … Traveled to Papua New Guinea during the USA’s pre-World cup test run in May of this year … This cycle is her first extensive experience with the U.S. YNTs.

College / High School: Attends the University of North Carolina, but is red-shirting what would be her junior season to play in the World Cup … As a sophomore in 2015, she was a First-Team All-ACC selection ... A First-Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region selection ... Moved into the starting role at center forward after playing defense as a freshman ... Started all 21 games and played 1,300 minutes ... Carolina’s second-leading scorer with 24 points ... Led Tar Heels in assists with eight and was second on the team in goals scored with eight ... Had an excellent outing in NCAA first round versus Liberty, scoring game-winning goal in 47th minute and then assisted on Megan Buckingham’s insurance goal in the 62nd minute ... Had an insurance goal in the 63rd minute in UNC’s 3-0 win over the Cornhuskers ... Two days later she had a second half brace, scoring unassisted goals at 53:26 and 84:52 in the 3-1 win over the Bruins ... Assisted on Katie Bowen’s game-winning goal in 2-1 victory at #9 Virginia Tech ... Against Syracuse, she assisted on Dorian Bailey’s game-winning goal in the 30th minute and scored the insurance goal in the 59th minute ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over #5 Clemson in the 77th minute ... Scored game-tying goal versus USC in 32nd minute in 2-1 win on September 6 ... Assisted on Alexa Newfield’s goal 54 seconds into the Weber State match ... Against UTSA, she scored her first career goal in the 72nd minute after assisting on two earlier tallies, including Summer Green’s game-winner in the fifth minute … As a freshman in 2014 she was named to ACC All-Freshman Team … Named Soccer America Second-Team All-Freshman ... Moved into the starting lineup for seven of the last nine games of the season at attacking center midfielder ... Coming off an ACL injury during her senior year in high school, her minutes were limited early in the season ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Duke Nike Classic … Totaled 1100 minutes in 18 appearances ... Attended George Jenkins High School where she graduated in December 2013 ... A three-sport athlete in soccer, volleyball and track and field ... Missed her senior year on the pitch after suffering a torn ACL and served as a volunteer coach for the team ... Played three years of high school soccer, leading her team to the state runner-up in her sophomore and junior years, serving as captain of both of those teams ... the 2013 Florida HS Player of the Year ... Also named the Polk County Player of the Year in 2013 ... Had career totals of 90 goals and 45 assists in three years of high school soccer ... Had 18 goals and six assists as a freshman, 24 goals and 12 assists as a sophomore and 48 goals and 27 assists as a junior ...

Club: Played U-10 through U-16 for Lakeland FC … Played U-17 with the West Florida Flames ... Helped the Flames placed third at Nationals in 2013 on a team won the State Cup title.

Full name is Jessie Eleanor Scarpa … Was named after her great grandmother Jessie and her middle name is her grandma’s name … Nicknames are Jess and Scarps … Majoring in Communications and New Media and minoring in Advertising … Comes from a family with tremendous athletic gifts ... Her sister Kacy played soccer at Florida State and Vanderbilt ... Her father was a two-year All-America baseball player at Florida Southern College and played professionally in Europe ... Her mother is a barefoot waterskiing world champion and 12-time Canadian champion in the sport ... Her family owns a restaurant in Lakeland named Scarpa’s Italian (get the parmesan crusted grouper) … Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2015-16 school year ... Also named to All-ACC Academic Team for women's soccer as a freshman … Played three years of high school volleyball as a middle front and competed in track as a freshman in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and triple jump ... Her volleyball team was state finalist her junior year ... A member of the student council in high school from her freshman through senior years ... Executive board member and National Honor Society member her final two years ... Earned 4.0 GPA recognition all four years of high school … Enjoys making short videos of her adventures … Likes to go to the beach, skim board, fish, water ski and go tubing … One of her favorite things is camping on the Suwanne River every Thanksgiving break with her family … Three words that best describe her off the field are “adventurous, caring and funny” … Three words that best describe her on the field are “strong, creative and composed” … Her craziest ambition is to travel to every continent … Her dream job would be being a part of a Nike marketing team … Her favorite food is steak cooked rare … Her favorite snack is a charcuterie plate … Her favorite women’s soccer player is Abby Wambach and her favorite men’s player is Zlatan Ibrahimovic … Her biggest athletic inspiration is Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry … Says the best thing about being a soccer player is “meeting new people and seeing new places” … Her greatest soccer moment was playing on the same team with both of her sisters … Has a Labradoodle named Samson who lives with her at school … At her mom’s house, they are two Airedale Terriers named Bella and Pippa, a Wheaten Terrier named Molly and a golden retriever named Ryan … At her dad’s house, they have a Cockapoo named Monday and a Yorkie named Lily … Some of her favorite TV shows are The O.C., Prison Break, Parks and Rec, New Girl, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones … Some of her favorite musical artists are Drake, Chainsmokers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash and Hozier … Favorite dessert is Baklava, grandma cookies and ice cream.

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