Jessica McDonald, a Phoenix College Alumna, has been chosen by Team USA to participate in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France from June 7th - July 7th.
McDonald attended Phoenix College from 2006-2007 where she was named a First-Team Junior College All-American in soccer and National Junior College Player of the Year. She also held the record of 17 goals, 9 assists, and 43 points in a single season while at Phoenix College. In addition, McDonald received First-Team, All-Conference and All-Regional Honors and quickly became the most-decorated women’s athlete in the history of PC over the two years she attended.
After her first soccer season at PC she began training with the men’s team because she wanted to compete at their level. She was coached by David Cameron, the men’s soccer coach here at PC and is still being trained by him as she prepares for the World Cup. She even came back (between her time on professional teams) and was Cameron’s assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at PC. McDonald has played on over eight professional women’s soccer teams across the country and outside of the United States. Some of these include the Houston Dash, the Melbourne Victory FC and her current team the North Carolina Courage.
We can’t wait to see her play for Team USA in the World Cup. Good luck, Jessica!