Dec. 16, 2010
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins senior women's soccer player Jenn Paulucci (Manalapan, NJ/Freehold Boro) has been named a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Paulucci was also a first team selection in 2008 and becomes the first player in JHU history to be a two-time NSCAA First Team All-American.
Paulucci was a key component of a stellar Blue Jay defense in 2010 that notched 12 shutouts and allowed just 17 goals on the year. She helped lead Hopkins to its second straight NCAA Elite Eight performance, before the Blue Jays fell to Messiah, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round.
Paulucci concludes her career at JHU having started all 89 games that she played and helped the Blue Jays to a combined record of 70-14-7 (.807) in her four seasons, including a 19-4-1 mark in 2010.
Paulucci was named a First Team All-Region selection in 2010 and 2008, Second Team All-Region in 2009 and is a four-time First Team All-Centennial Conference all-star. She is also the first two-time ESPN First Team Academic All-American in school history, earning the honor both this year and in 2009.
Two other Johns Hopkins women's soccer players have earned First Team All-American accolades since the program began in 1992. Goalkeeper Karen Guszkowski earned the honor in 2009, while midfielder Kaitlin Giannetti was a first team selection in 2006.