|Full name||Jennifer Lalor Nielsen|
|Date of birth||September 5, 1974|
|Place of birth||Chula Vista, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|1992–1996||Santa Clara Broncos|
|2000||San Diego WFC|
|2001–2002||New York Power|
|2003||San Diego Spirit|
|1987–1995, 2001||United States|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2013
Jennifer "Jen" Lalor Nielsen (born September 5, 1974), née Jennifer Lalor, is an American retired soccer midfielder and former member of the United States women's national soccer team. In 2012, she was nominated for entry into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Born in Chula Vista, California, Lalor attended Bonita Vista High School and helped the soccer team to two undefeated seasons and clinch two Metro League titles. She opted not to play high school soccer during her junior and senior years and instead played for the Southern California Blues club team.
Santa Clara University
Lalor attended Santa Clara University where she played for the Broncos from 1992-1996. In 1994, she led the team in assists with 20. She was named to the NSCAA All-American team in 1993, 1994 and 1996. Lalor played in two Final Fours with the Broncos and led the nation in assists in 1994 and 1996. She was a finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club Award and Hermann Trophy in 1993 and 1994.
Lalor was the first player to ever receive a full scholarship for soccer to Santa Clara. She was inducted into the Santa Clara Hall of Fame in 2008.
Lalor now coaches at San Diego Soccer Club.
Lalor was a member of the United States women's national soccer team player pool from 1987-1995. Her first appearance for the senior team occurred on August 18, 1992 in a match against Norway. She scored her first goal on August 13, 1994 during a match against Mexico. She previously represented the United States on the U-16, U-19, U-20 levels. From 1987-1991, she played for the U.S. Under-16 and Under-19 National Team. In 1993, she competed with the U-20 National team in France, when the team won the International Women's Tournament.
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