Jazmyne Avant - Defender

Name: Jazmyne Avant
Pronunication: JAZZ-minn ah-VAHNT
Position: Defender
Height: 5-3
Jersey number: 5
Date of birth: Jan. 30, 1990
Age: 24
Hometown: Coppell, Texas
Citizenship: USA
College: University of Florida
Last club: Portland Thorns FC
How acquired: Signed as a free agent on June 28, 2013
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In 2013: Signed by the Breakers on June 28, 2013, after beginning the NWSL season with Portland Thorns FC ... With the Breakers, played in 11 games, logging 990 minutes at outside back ... Registered one assist, which came in her Breakers debut, a 3-2 win on June 30 at home over Sky Blue FC ... With Portland Thorns FC, played in four matches (two starts) and totaled 212 minutes ... Signed by Portland on Feb. 20, 2013, as a Discovery Player.
New York Fury: Made her professional debut for the Fury during the 2012 WPSL Elite season ... Appeared in 10 matches ... Prior to the WPSL Elite season, Avant was part of a two-game international trip to Japan with Sky Blue FC for matches against Japanese side INAC Kobe Leonessa.
International: Member of the U.S. Women’s U-20 National Team player pool in 2009 ... In 2006, was a member of the U.S. Girls’ U-16 National Team.
College: Appeared in 97 matches (79 starts) during a four-year career at the University of Florida from 2008-11. An All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection as a senior, the native Texan helped guide the Gators to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2011. Finishing her time in Gainesville with 12 assists, Avant registered a career-high four assists as a junior in 2010, and was an SEC All-Freshman team selection in 2008.

Scholastic/Club: Dallas Morning News 2006-07 and 2007-08 All-Area Girls Soccer first-team selection…2007 and 2008 Class 5A All-District 6-5A Defender of the Year…Coached by Chris Stricker at Coppell High School. 2006 U.S. U-16 Girls National team member…Member of 2005 U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Development Team…Part of U.S. Region III Olympic Development Program (ODP) 1990 Player pool from 2004-06…Member of fourth-place team at 2007 ODP national championships…2003-07 North Texas State Soccer Association 1990 ODP selection…2007 US Youth Soccer Under-17 North Texas State champions...Member of 2004-05 NTSSA State Cup championship team…2007 Disney Cup and State Cup champions…Member of D’Feeters club team from 2004 to 2008 and coached by Hugh Bradford.

Personal: Received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in December 2011.

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