- U.S. National Team: U-17 WNT
- Position: Midfielder
- Date Of Birth: Nov. 13, 1995
- Height: 5-8
- Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
- Club: Chelseas Ladies
U.S. National Teams: A member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala and qualified for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Played in three games off the bench at the World Cup qualifying tournament and had a goal and assist … Scored on a long-distance blast against T&T … Played with the U.S. U-15 GNT in 2009 and 2010 … Attended the U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. Camp in 2009 and attended U-14 Girls’ National Team training camp … Played for the U.S. U-17s at the 2010 Nordic Cup, helping the USA to the title.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend the University of North Carolina in the fall of 2013 … Will graduate from high school a year early and enroll at Chapel Hill … Attends Sanderson High School in Raleigh, N.C. … She did not play high school soccer.
Club: Played U-12s through U-17s with CASL Spartan Elite, but changed to the CASL Chelsea Ladies for U-17s, where she plays with U.S. teammates Morgan Reid and Claire Wagner … From U-9 through U-11 she also played for Next Level Academy run by U.S. U-15 GNT coach Damon Nahas, and won two national indoor titles … In July of 2012, she helped the Chelsea Ladies win the U-17 ECNL National Championship … In 2011, she helped her club win the U-16 ECNL National Championship … Also won the Region 3 title … In 2010, she won the U-16 State Cup title … In 2009, she won the U-15 State Cup and advanced to the USYSA National Championship game … Took third place in the 2010 U-15 ECNL National Championships … In 2009, her club was the U-15 USYSA Region 3 champions … In 2008, she helped her club with the U-14 Super-Y National Championship … Helped her club to the 2008 U-14 regional title and finished runners-up in the USYSA National Championships.
Personal: Full name is Joanna Bess Boyles … Nickname is Jo … Holds a GPA of 4.6, putting her seventh in a class of 510 … Some of her favorite hobbies involve athletics: swimming, tennis, basketball and football … Loves reading, the beach and huge puzzles … Brother, Ben, runs track and field at Wofford College … Three words that describe her off the field are “driven, hard-working and loyal” … Three words that describe her on the field are “intense, competitive, intelligent” … Her motto is “hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard” … Best present she ever received was “a bag of soccer balls” … Favorite class is math … Aspires to be a professional soccer player or college soccer coach … Favorite food is Bridge’s BBQ … Favorite snack is a juicy apple … You won’t catch her eating rice … Favorite soccer players are Carli Lloyd and Xavi … Best part of being a soccer player is “playing the game I love with others who share the same passion for the game” … Greatest so moment so far was winning back-to-back ECNL Nationals with her club … Some of her favorite musical artists are Drake, Lil’Wayne, Keith Urban and Darius Rucker … Loves her dog Brady, who is mutt that is part Pit Bull and part Border Collie … Named after both her grandma Joe Ann and her aunt Joette … Her favorite cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats with strawberries … Favorite desert is vanilla ice cream … Favorite smell is a freshly cut soccer field.