15 Jessica Sturgill
15 Jessica Sturgill
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Centennial
Position: A
2009: Second on team with 23 goals and third on team with 23-5-28 points... Appeared in all sixteen games and started five... Scored career best four goals in season opening win against Fairfield and matched the total in win at Columbia... Tallied multiple points six of the first eight games... Won six draw controls and collected five ground balls. 2008: Only sophomore to start all sixteen games... Fifth on team with 15 goals and 15-4-19 points... Scored two goals against Fairfield, Dartmouth, and Brown... Career best two assists with 1-2-3 points against UConn... Collected eight ground balls. 2007: Has appeared in 15 games, starting five ... has 10 goals and three assists, leading Yale's freshmen in goals and points ... scored two goals in her varsity debut, season-opening 14-7 win at Fairfield ... also scored a pair of goals in 13-5 win at Brown. Before Yale: Sturgill was an honorable mention US Lacrosse high school All-American and a two-time all-county and honorable mention All-Met selection at Centennial, where she received the Coaches Award and was voted the most athletic female. She captained the lacrosse and basketball teams. Sturgill was an Academic All-American, was on the principal's honor roll for four years, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She played against her Yale teammates Jenna Block and Natalie Reid in the 2005 Vail Lacrosse Shootout U-19 Girls finals. Sturgill's Maryland & District of Columbia team topped Block and Reid's Rome team 10-9 in overtime. FAVORITES

Sports Hero: Cal Ripken, Jr.
Non-Sports Hero: Parents
Word: Zamboni
Color: Baby Blue
Movie: Wedding Crashers
Boardgame: Sorry
CD: Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying
Food: Brownies
Book: Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Quote: "Pain is temporary, pride is forever."
If I were a cartoon character I'd be... Reggie from Rocket Power
If I were an animal I'd be... Penguin
If I were an Olympian I would compete in... Diving
Accomplishment most proud of: Getting into Yale.