23 - Jessica Young
Height: 5-4
Year: So.
Hometown: Waldorf, Md.
High School: Thomas Stone
Position: F

On Young: Brings tremendous speed…constant threat from attacking end…extremely hard to mark…has gotten stronger and faster during the offseason.

2004: Saw action in 16 games for the Retrievers, starting 15…led the team in goals (6), shots (57) and points (16) and tied for the lead in assists (4)…selected to the America East All-Rookie Team…ranked third in the conference in shots per game (3.56), 10th in assists per game (0.25) and tied for 10th in goals per game (0.38) and points per game (1.0)…scored a goal and recorded an assist against Rider in her first collegiate game…scored two goals in the first half of UMBC’s 3-2 victory over Marist…registered an assist with less than five minutes remaining in the game to give the Retrievers a 1-0 win over Howard…had a goal and an assist in UMBC’s 4-0 victory over Albany…scored both Retriever goals in a 2-1 win over Northeastern…a member of the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Background: An All-Conference selection in both soccer and track and field at Thomas Stone as she helped lead her soccer squad to the regional tournament…was a member of the Waldorf, Bethesda, and St. Mary’s Soccer Clubs…won the Maryland State Cup this past summer as a member of the Bethesda United, which received the bronze medal at regionals…was salutatorian of her high school class and vice president of the National Honor Society…chose UMBC over Maryland because of the size and diversity…daughter of William Young and Josephine Morris-Young…has an older sister, Cecilia Lewis…born on Sept. 6, 1986…majoring in political science and hopes to become a lawyer. 

                        GP/GS              SH        G          A
2004                 16/15                57         6          4