Name: Jess Jecko
Position: Goalkeeper
Caps: 11
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 3/31/1994
Hometown: Sauquoit, N.Y.
High School: Sauquoit Valley
College: Syracuse University
Team/Club: CNY
World Championship Experience
  • 9th - 2020-21 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
  • 9th - 2019 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021: Competed in 11 international caps for the U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2020: Named to the U.S. Women's National Team (January)
  • 2019: Series against Chile (Santiago, Chile), FIH Pro League Player of the Match against Australia on March 2
  • 2018: Recorded first cap on September 12 against Korea, Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament (4th, Osaka, Japan), Recorded first cap on September 12 against Korea, Named 'Queen of the Game' against Korea on September 12, Series against Belgium (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2016: Joined the U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2015: NCAA Champions, ACC Regular Season Champions
  • 2014: NCAA Finals, Selected to U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2013: NFHCA Second Team
Personal: Daughter of Michele and Jim Jecko ...Siblings include Kayla and Vanessa...Majoring in Child and Family Studies...Began playing field hockey in 2007...Favorite Sports Quote: “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.” - Mia Hamm

Jecko first started playing field hockey because her and her twin both wanted to be soccer goalkeepers. Her twin continued playing soccer, so Jecko switched to field hockey. After talking to a few people that played, she decided to give it a try. Still inspired by aspects of soccer, Abby Wambach, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has been an inspiration for Jecko growing up. She heard this quote from Abby her freshman year of college, and it has stayed with Jecko: “Motivation is internal, and motivation has to happen on a continuum, you have to continually motivate yourself to go out and push yourself beyond your own limitations.” Jecko now looks to push her own limits as one of the newest members of the USWNT.