|Full name||Jennifer Buczkowski|
|Date of birth||April 4, 1985|
|Place of birth||Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|2003–2006||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||103||(20)|
|2009||Sky Blue FC||16||(0)|
|2012||Chicago Red Stars|
|2013–2016||FC Kansas City||66||(2)|
|2003–2004||United States U-19|
|2005||United States U-21|
|2006–2008||United States U-23|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 5, 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04:50, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
Jen Buczkowski (born April 4, 1985) is an American former soccer midfielder. She played for FC Kansas City in the NWSL. She previously played for the Philadelphia Independence and New Jersey Sky Blue of Women's Professional Soccer.
University of Notre Dame
Buczkowski attended the University of Notre Dame from 2003-2007 and set the Notre Dame record for 103 career games played. During her career at Notre Dame, she scored 77 points (22nd in Notre Dame history), 20 goals, 37 assists and 97 starts. Buczkowski was a three-time NSCAA All-American. She was among the final 15 candidates for the MAC Hermann Award in 2005 and 2006.
Sky Blue FC (WPS)
Philadelphia Independence (WPS)
The following season, Buczkowski was selected in the first round of the expansion draft by the Philadelphia Independence. During the 2011 season, Jen won the "Iron Women Award" for playing every minute of the season.
Chicago Red Stars (WPSL Elite)
After the folding of the WPS in early 2012, Buczkowski joined the Chicago Red Stars, in the semi-professional WPSL Elite. The team would go on to come in second to the Western New York Flash after penalty kicks during the WPSL final.
FC Kansas City (NWSL)
In 2013, she signed with FC Kansas City for the inaugural season of the NWSL. She started all 66 regular-season matches in the first three seasons of the NWSL for FCKC, the only player in the whole league to do so.
She retired in May 2016.
Buczkowski was a member of several youth national teams. She was a member of the U-19 World Cup team in 2003 and played every minute of the U-21 Nordic Cup tournament in 2005, in which the team won the championship.
Honors and awards
with FC Kansas City:
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- "Red Stars Sign Buczkowski & Sitch". Chicago Red Stars. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- "Injuries play major role in WPSL Elite final". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- "Q&A time with FC Kansas City's Jen Buczkowski". NWSL News. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- "Breakers waive Ketler; Ochs has Surgery", The Equalizer,http://equalizersoccer.com/2015/05/07/breakers-waive-ketlen-ochs-surgery/ accessed May 7, 2015
- Gier, Kathleen (September 12, 2015). "Jen Buczkowski keeps FC Kansas City consistent". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- "Chicago Red Star Player Joins LTSC Coaching Staff". Lyons Township Soccer Club. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
- "FC Kansas City Earns 2014 NWSL Championship". FC Kansas City. August 31, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.