On Lovecchio: Serving as a team captain in 2003 ... expected to be key defender as she returns to action after an injury-plagued season in 2002 ... has shown great development and made significant strides in working hard to earn playing time this season ... a tough hard-nosed player who is extremely difficult to beat ... has made improvements in the air and in moving the ball upfield ... loves to go forward out of the backfield ... last name pronounced luh-VECK-ee-OH.
As a redshirt sophomore (2002): Versatile and hard-working defender, who played in 15 matches, starting seven, despite being hampered by injuries ... suffered an MCL knee sprain on Nov. 4 in training and missed the remainder of the season ... had been plagued by a concussion and sat out Penn State (10/8) and Virginia (10/11) games ... returned to action, playing vs. George Mason (10/16) & Clemson (10/20) ... was hampered by a right foot injury suffered vs. Notre Dame (9/15) ... drew first career start vs. Loyola (9/13) and played 73 minutes ... came off the bench first two games for 87 minutes at UConn Classic ... made a key defensive save vs. Fordham (8/30) in final seconds to preserve Terps' 5-0 shutout win ... named to the ACC and Maryland Honor Roll.
Summer of 2002: Played for the Maryland Pride of the W-League for the second year in a row, along with Terp teammates Jen Biscoe, Sally Harrison, Lindsay Givens and Carly Viher.
As a sophomore (2001): Sat out the season as a redshirt.
As a freshman (2000): Played in two games in first collegiate season ... made debut against George Washington (9/12) ... also saw action against Howard (10/11).
Before Maryland: Played at Vineland High School in Vineland, N.J. ...All-New Jersey second-team star as a junior and senior ... earned All-South Jersey honors in 1998 and 1999 ... played club ball for the Medford Strikers from 1997-2000 ... captured the state title in 1997 and 1998 ... lost in state final in 2000 ... played with Central Jersey Splash and New Brunswick Power in the W-League ... toured in Africa during summer of 2000 ... member of South New Jersey ODP Select team from 1992-97 ... teammate with fellow New Jersey mate Katie Ludwig for much of club and ODP experiences.
Personal: Jennifer Nancy Lovecchio ... born March 28, 1982 in Vineland, N.J. ... daughter of Sandy and Paul Lovecchio ... sister of Karen (24), who played rugby at Western Maryland and is currently in the Navy and stationed in San Diego ... served as secretary for the National Honor Society and as president of the Spanish Honor Society in high school ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice ... has been a member of the Maryland Dean's List for the last four semesters.
Career Stats Year GP GS G A Pts. Shots GWG 2000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2001 Redshirt Season 2002 15 7 0 0 0 1 0 2003 16 10 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 17 0 0 0 1 0