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Jacqui Wallis - Women's Soccer
Courtesy: Seattle University  
Release:  09/10/2013
By Schmar James
After scoring her first goal of the season to tie the match in Seattle University women’s soccer’s 2-2 draw at Purdue, Jacqui Wallis (Lake Oswego, Ore.) has been named Featured Student-Athlete for the week of Sept. 2-8 on GoSeattleU.com. This is the second honoree for the team this season, as Julia Moravec (Spokane, Wash.) received the honor on Aug. 27.

“Jacqui is the kind of athlete and person every coach dreams of having on their team,” said head coach Julie Woodward. “She is an amazing, disciplined, hardworking athlete and is someone who has and continues to work very hard both on and off the field. She really brought some energy to our team this weekend and scored a great, much needed goal. I am very confident she is going to have a really special season for us.”

In the team’s double overtime draw at Purdue on Sept. 8, Wallis recorded her first goal of 2013, tying the match in the 40th minute. She also made an appearance for the Redhawks off the bench at Butler on Sept. 6.

Off the field, Wallis participates in several areas on campus, including the Sullivan Leadership Program, which is committed to promoting personal and professional growth in alignment with the Seattle University mission. Wallis also excels in the classroom, currently with a 4.0 cumulative GPA while pursuing degrees in both philosophy and cell/molecular biology.

Woodward adds, “Jacqui is extremely intelligent, a wonderful leader by example, and overall is someone who continues to contribute to our team each and every day. She is a pretty exceptional person and we are fortunate to have her in our women’s soccer program.”

Seattle U (2-1-2) returns to the Emerald City for a match at Washington on Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 20, the team will start a four game homestand as they host Grand Canyon University in their Western Athletic Conference home opener.

The Seattle University athletics department names a Featured Student-Athlete each Tuesday based on performances both in the classroom and in competition.

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