3 - Jessica Edelman
Jessica Edelman
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: Voorhees, N.J.
High School: Eastern Regional
Position: Forward
Major: Business
  • "I made VWC my top choice because I loved the school and all the people I met by just walking through the campus. I loved all the soccer coaches and the players too. And being 5 minutes from the beach is nice too. It just felt like home."
  • Selected Virginia Wesleyan over the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the University of Maryland, and the University of San Diego

Collegiate Accomplishments

  • Presidential Scholarship recipient
  • Two-time Dean's List honoree
  • Honors and Scholars student
  • Carries a current 3.936 grade point accume

Prep Accolades

  • All-state honoree as a junior and senior
  • All-Group IV honoree as a junior and senior
  • All-Olympic Conference honoree as a junior and senior
  • Four-year varsity player, helping Eastern Regional High School to a combined record of 59-21-10 in girls soccer
  • Scored 23 career goals and 25 assists
  • Recipient of the Sports Marketing Academic Award as a senior, an award honoring the student with the highest grade point average in the class

Personal

  • Daughter of Julie and Ronald Edelman; dad attended the University of Delaware and mom attended Stony Brook University
  • Has one brother, Alex, and a sister, Lauren, a student at Quinnipiac University
  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "Athletic, funny, intelligent, hard-working, and driven."
  • A fan of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team and the Philadelphia Eagles football team, baseball player Jimmy Rollins and actor Robert Pattinson
  • Enjoys listening to all types of music and vacation time at Walt Disney World and Aruba
  • Favorites include the book, "Something Borrowed," the movie "The Lion King," and the TV series "One Tree Hill"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "Being put into a competitive environment, being part of a team, the chance the be great at something, and being able to eat whatever I want!"
  • The most improved part of my game is: "My speed and my shot with both feet."
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "I want to score a lot, create chances for our team, and be an example on and off the field. I really want to make it to the Final Four."
  • If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "The Real World. They get to live in really sweet houses!"
  • If I could possess one superpower it would be: "I would like to be able to teleport. I could travel all around the world without having to pay for airfare! And I would never be late."
  • People might be surprised to know: "I have a fear of most fruits."
  • It's the year 2025 and: "I want to be living either in California or somewhere warm with my husband and kids. I want to be working as an Account Executive or something else dealing with marketing at an agency."
  • The most important advice I've received is: "Don't let the mental part of the game take over the actual game. Just have fun with it." --Dad