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Interview with 2025 Forward Jordana DeNegri

I had the chance to chat with 2025 forward Jordana DeNegri and talk about her soccer career so far and the future of her soccer career.

Q: Can you describe your playing style and strengths on the field?

Jordana: "I’ve been playing soccer since I was 4 years old, and I usually play striker."

Q: Can you describe your playing style and strengths on the field?

Jordana: "My strengths are my speed, skills, and soccer IQ/vision. I always try to posses with a purpose and to take care of the ball and look to go to goal when I can. Known for my tenacious press."

Q: What do you love most about soccer?

Jordana: "I love playing with my teammates. I’ve been with most of them since I was seven year old and they are like family to me."

Q: Have you played for any club teams or participated in any tournaments or competitions? If so, which ones and what were your experiences like?

Jordana: "I’ve been at PDA since I was 7. We’ve made ENCL National Playoffs every year. My best memory is help leading my team to win the ECNL Championships at U13. I always love all the ECNL National events, I’ve traveled the country for these events-Seattle, Tennessee, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina. Always great fun with my teammates, we always have different bonding events to help us explore the cities we travel to."

Q: What are your short-term and long-term goals in soccer?

Jordana: My short-term goals are to lead the high school team as a captain to state titles and, in the long term, to set the Ivy League scoring record.

Q: How do you balance your commitment to soccer with your academic or work responsibilities?

Jordana: "I’ve always had to be really good at time management due to my soccer schedule. It’s been a goal of mine to get into a top academic school to play soccer, and I knew that I needed to have really good grades. I wanted to get it, so that’s always motivated me to work really hard in the classroom. School and soccer have always come first."

Q: What accomplishments in your soccer career are you most proud of?

Jordana: "Winning the U13 National Championship and committing to Yale."

Q: On the topic of Yale What made you choose Yale?

Jordana: "I love all the coaches; the academics are unparalleled and close to home. Amazing facilities and a beautiful campus."

Q: Do you have any other hobbies or interests outside of soccer?

Jordana: "I love to travel and spend time with friends and family."

Q: Do you have a favorite pro soccer team or favorite soccer player?

Jordana: "Mia Hamm is the pro player but excited to learn from future coach Tiffany Weimer, who had 91 collegiate goals while at Penn State."

Q: You have to sum up your soccer career so far in one word. What would it be?

Jordana: "Thrilling"

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