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#9 Jade Kovacevic
Position: Forward/Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
High School: Acton HS
Born: 04/10/1994
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Jade Kovacevic Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/03/2013

2012 Second-Team All-SEC
2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
2012 LSWA Second-Team All-Louisiana
2012 TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 100 Freshmen (57)
2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Participant
2012 U-20 Canadian Women's National Team
2011 U-20 Canadian Women's National Team
2010 U-17 Canadian Women's National Team
2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Participant

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
One of the premier freshmen in the NCAA with her performance during the 2012 season ... Wrapped up the season as the No. 57-ranked freshman in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Earned a Second-Team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman Team selection by the league's head coaches ... Also honored as a second-team selection to the All-Louisiana team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Joined the squad four games into the non-conference season after competing with the Under-20 Canadian Women's National Team in group play at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan ... Started all 17 matches in which she played during her rookie season, including 12 starts against SEC opponents ... Arguably the most versatile member of the squad while cracking LSU's starting 11 as a forward, attacking midfielder and right back during the season ... Tied as the team's leading point scorer with 12 points on the campaign ... Also scored three goals and a team-leading six assists on the year ... All six assists were recorded against SEC competition ... Tied as the league's leading assist maker in conference play ... Also scored a pair of goals and 10 points as LSU's leading scorer in SEC play ... Made the most of her collegiate debut as she scored her first collegiate goal in a 2-0 shutout of Houston on Sept. 2 ... Scored the second goal of the match and recorded an assist for a season-high three points in a 3-2 home triumph over Arkansas in LSU's regular-season finale to clinch a berth in the SEC Tournament ... Also scored the team's lone goal directly on a corner kick in a 2-1 defeat at South Carolina ... Assisted game-winning goals by Tori Sample in a 1-0 shutout of Mississippi State on Sept. 28 and Haley Emerson in a 1-0 overtime victory over Vanderbilt on Oct. 7 ... Added assists in matches against 16th-ranked Missouri, 23rd-ranked Tennessee and Alabama during the SEC season ... Helped lead the Tigers to a historic 3-1 road win over Missouri in the inaugural match between the two teams ... Attempted 32 shots with 12 shots on goal on the offensive end ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of Canada's premier prospects to join the NCAA ranks as part of the Class of 2012 ... A veteran of the Canadian Women's National Team system during her prep career ... Earned three international caps while representing her country at the 2010 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup held in Trinidad & Tobago ... Saw action against the likes of Brazil, Ghana and Ireland in group play at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup ... Scored the first goal of the match in Canada's 2-1 win over Japan in an international friendly in preparation for the U-17 Women's World Cup in June 2010 ... Also cracked Canada's lineup in a pair of friendlies against Chile and South Korea ahead of the U-17 Women's World Cup ... A two-year veteran of the National Training Centre Ontario (NTCO) as a member the U-17 Canadian Women's National Team in 2010 and U-20 Canadian Women's National Team in 2011 ... Earned a spot on the roster for the Toronto Lady Lynx of the W-League for the 2012 season ... Named to the W-League Team of the Week on June 20, 2012 ... Competed for three seasons as a member of the Ontario Provincial Team from 2008-10 ... Served as team captain of the Ontario Provincial Team at the U-15 level in 2009 and U-16 level in 2010 ... Was a Golden Boot finalist while guiding her provincial team to a pair of gold medals at the Canadian Soccer Association National All-Star Championships in 2008 and 2010 ... Named the Ontario Provincial Team Most Valuable Player in a win over Quebec at the 2008 CSA National All-Star Championships held in Sherbrooke, Alberta, Canada ... Competed with the Ontario Provincial Team as part of a U.S. Universities Gaming Tour in 2010, while competing against such programs as Central Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin ... Played club soccer with the Oakville Soccer Club as part of the Oakville Youth Soccer League for four seasons from 2008-11 ... Was OSC's leading goal scorer while leading the team to the OYSL team championship in 2008 ... Also guided the Ontario Soccer Club to the Ontario Cup finals during the 2008 season ... Was then picked as the OSC Player of the Year during the 2009 club season ... Also a decorated performer in both volleyball and cross country during her prep career at Acton High School ... Earned MVP awards for both teams during her prep athletic career ... Served as volleyball team captain during the 2008 and 2009 seasons ... A recipient of the 2011 Senior Girls Volleyball Award ... Honored with the 2009 Junior Athlete of the Year Award and 2011 Physical Education Award at Acton High School ... Received with the 2009 Junior Girls Cross Country Award and 2010 Senior Girls Cross Country Award ... Represented Acton High School at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Cross Country Championships in three-straight seasons from 2009-11 ... Recorded times of 12:02 in the 3k in 2009, 17:44 in the 4k in 2010 and 20:33 in the 5k in 2011 in her three appearances at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships ... Was the school-record holder in the mile with a personal-best time of 5:49.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jade Kovacevic ... Born on April 10, 1994 ... Parents are Petar and Laura Kovacevic ... Has an older brother named Michael, who studies computer engineering the University of Waterloo ... Received honors standing for the Semester One during the 2010-11 school year ... Majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.

 

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