Jessica Soja
Jessica Soja
Height: 5-9
Year: So.
Hometown: Simsbury, Conn.
High School: Simsbury

In 2010-11:
Cross Country:
On Oct. 30, placed 19th at the Northeast Conference Championships with a time of 18:34.4…Ran at the New England Championships with a time of 18:55…Placed eighth at 15:42.03 at the Seawolves Invitational on Sept. 4…Finished the Paul Short Invitational in 23:26 on Oct. 1.
Indoor Track
: Did not compete.
Outdoor Track
: Ran at the UMass Invitational on April 9, where she finished the 1,500-meter run in 5:00.76…Competed in the 800-meter run at Richmond’s Fred Hardy Invite on March 25, crossing the finish line in 2:30.09.

Before Quinnipiac: Attended Simsbury High School where she was a four-year member of the girls cross country, track and field, and swimming and diving teams...Her cross country team was Class L Champions in 2006 and 2007, and was runner-up at the State Open in 2006...Helped the track team become Class L Champions in 2009...Was named All-Conference and All-State for three years, in 2007-2009, and was a New England qualifier in 2009....Was named All-Conference in 2009 and 2010 in track and qualified for States all four years...Was the 4x800 New England Champions in 2009 and the runner-up in 2010...Held the team record in the 4x800 relay...Led her high school swimming team to qualify for the State Trials in 2007, 2008, and 2010...Went to the State Finals in 2010....Was the 100 yard Backstroke Champion at the 2010 Splash Championships...Was named captain of both cross country and track in high school...Won the Elmer Vincent Award, Best in Track Award and Most Valuable Player Award in 2010...Also was a Connecticut High School Scholar-Athlete Award recipient as a Simsbury Scholar...Also a member of the National Honors Society.

Personal: Native of Simsbury, Conn...Daughter of Gregory and Valerie Soja...Her mother, Valerie, attended Quinnipiac…Has two sisters, Rebecca and Sarah, and two younger brothers, Christopher and Peter… Her identical twin, Rebecca, is a member of the Syracuse University women's rowing team...An occupational therapy major.