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IYSA Presents our Player of the Month

Jade Maldonado

Jade Maldonado


What current club team or school team do you play for? What is your age group?

I play for the Idaho Rush Soccer Club: 02 Premier Girls, Centennial High Varsity. I have also had the opportunity to play with my Club National Rush Select team and the Regional Team.

How long have you played soccer?

I have played soccer for almost 11 years.

Do you have ODP experience? If so, how much?

I have played in the ODP program for 2 years now. This last year I made the Regional Team, we traveled to Florida,and Costa Rica where we won the International Tournament.

What position do you play?

I play anywhere in the Midfield, but my favorite position is playing Attacking Midfielder.

What is your most memorable soccer experience?

My most memorable soccer experience was having the opportunity to travel with the Regional team to Costa Rica and having former USWNT player Brandi Chastain as my Head Coach. She has so many amazing insights about the game, and was able to share some of those with us.

Who is your favorite team(s)/Player(s)?

My favorite team is the US Women's team. Carli Lloyd and Mallory Pugh are my favorite players.

Who is your mentor/hero? Why?

 All of my coaches have played a big part in where I'm at in my soccer now, My Trainer Thomas Tellez is one of my biggest mentors, without him, I wouldn't have been able to be where I'm at. He helped me grow as a player and pushed me to a new level I didn't know I had in me.

Do you have any accomplishments you would like to share?(school, sports, extracurricular activities, etc.)

A team accomplishment was with my High school team this year, "Breaking the Curse!" We won districts and State my Freshman year.

What is your favorite quote?

“It Ain’t How Hard You Hit…It’s How Hard You Can Get Hit and Keep Moving Forward. It's About How Much You Can Take And Keep Moving Forward!”? Sylvester Stallone

Tell us a random fun fact about you.

I love hot yoga and I plan on getting certified this summer to teach it. I also dance/teach "Thriller," for the annual Thrill the World Boise performed every year in October.



IYSA Player of the Month Archives

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