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

2006: Saw action in 17 games for the Retrievers, starting 11… led the team with five goals, 11 points and 37 shots… scored the game-winner in overtime against Rider… scored at least once in five of six games from Aug. 27 to Sept. 15… named America East Player of the Week on Sept. 11 after recording two goals and an assist in two games… was named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall… ranks seventh all-time at UMBC with 52 career points and is tied for fifth with 23 career goals.  

2005: Earned America East All-Conference First-Team honors…named team MVP…led the Retrievers with 12 goals, 25 points and 58 shots…also recorded one assist and tallied six game-winners…ranked third in the conference with 1.32 points per game and tied for the league lead with 0.63 goals per game…also ranked fourth with 3.05 shots per game and led the league in game-winners…named team MVP…tied for eighth all-time at UMBC with 18 career goals and is one point away from joining the career top 10 list for points scored…12 goals tie for fourth-most in a season at UMBC and 25 points rank eighth…tallied twice against Howard and Albany…scored at least once in six of seven games from Sept. 23 to Oct. 9…named America East Player of the Week on Oct. 3 after scoring three goals in two games, including both game-winners…earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team honors…was named to the America East Fall All-Academic Squad and Commissioner's Honor Roll.

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.