Jen Hoy

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Jen Hoy
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Hoy playing for the Red Stars on July 15, 2014
Personal information
Full name Jennifer Rose Hoy
Date of birth (1991-01-18) January 18, 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Forward-Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sky Blue FC
Number 7
Youth career
2008–2009 FC Bucks Vipers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Princeton Tigers 69 (36)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Chicago Red Stars 78 (15)
2016–2017Newcastle Jets (loan) 12 (5)
2018– Sky Blue FC 4 (0)
National team
2013–2014 United States U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 26, 2018

Jennifer Rose Hoy (born January 18, 1991) is an American professional soccer forward. She currently plays for Sky Blue FC of the NWSL.

Early life[edit]

Raised in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, Hoy attended Germantown Academy where she finished her high school career with 110 goals and 46 assists. She scored 36 goals during her senior year. Hoy was voted three-time league MVP and was named by the Philadelphia Inquirer as Player of the Year the same year. Hoy also earned all-league and all-state honors as a track athlete. She was also a gymnast for eight years before choosing soccer as her primary sport.[1][2]

Hoy played for club team, FC Bucks Vipers, and helped the team win state cups for six seasons. The team also placed third nationally in 2008 and won the 2009 U-18 US Youth Soccer national title.[1]

Princeton University[edit]

Hoy attended Princeton University where she played for the Princeton Tigers from 2009 – 2012. During the 2010 season, she led the Ivy League in game-winning goals with four as a sophomore. During her junior season, she earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors twice and started in all 17 games. As a senior, she ranked second in Princeton's history for most goals scored in a season, with 18. The same year, she was named Ivy League Player of the Week three times. She also recorded three hat tricks on the season and scored two game-winning goals.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Chicago Red Stars[edit]

Hoy was selected during the fourth round (25th overall) of the 2013 NWSL College Draft by the Chicago Red Stars for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[3] She scored her first goal for the Red Stars in a match against the Seattle Reign FC on July 25, 2013.[4][5] On August 18, 2013, Jen Hoy scored 2 goals in a come from behind 2–1 upset win over FC Kansas City; and was named NWSL Week 19 Player of the Week,[6] and finished her rookie season with 3 goals and 1 assist in only 481 minutes in nine games.

In 2014, Hoy played in 21 matches, scored 4 goals for the Red Stars including a joint team high with Vanessa DiBernardo of 2 game winning goals, and provided a joint team high with Alyssa Mautz of 3 assists,.

In 2015, Hoy played 1110 minutes in 18 matches, and scored 4 goals for the Red Stars including a game-winning goal; and provided 4 assists one less than team leader Vanessa DiBernardo.

In 2016 Hoy suffered a plantar fascia injury and played 674 in 15 matches, and scored 2 goals.

Loan to Newcastle Jets[edit]

On October 28, 2016, Hoy joined Australian club Newcastle Jets on loan.[7]

Sky Blue FC[edit]

On January 18, 2018 the Red Stars traded Hoy to Sky Blue FC as part of a three-team trade that also included the Houston Dash.[8]

International career[edit]

Hoy received her first call up to US U-23 National Camp in April 2013.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jen Hoy". Chicago Red Stars. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Princeton W. Soccer BIO — Jen Hoy". Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "NWSL TEAM ROSTERS MORE THAN HALFWAY FULL". ESPN. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Red Stars' hopes dashed once more in loss to Reign". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Reign FC gets fifth win in seven games with 4–1 victory over Chicago". Seattle Times. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jets Women welcome Jen Hoy". Newcastle Jets. October 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ Purdy, Jacqueline (January 18, 2018). "Pair of mega trades sends Lloyd to Sky Blue, Kerr to Chicago, Press to Houston". Retrieved January 19, 2018. 

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