Senior Spotlights: Jessica Pfeifer

Senior Spotlights: Jessica Pfeifer

Over the last four seasons, Jessica Pfeifer has started all 76 games she has played for Northeastern.

The senior has been a fixture in the Husky midfield and a consistent scorer for the Huskies. She scored only one goal in her senior campaign, but it brought her career total to 16, fifth all-time at NU. She also ranks second in Northeastern history in assists (15) and third in points (47).

“I wasn’t healthy a lot,” Pfeifer said. “I have had disc problems since freshman year, but I was fortunate enough to find a place on the team and I had good coaches and trainers who helped me.”

Pfeifer broke out her freshman year, scoring her first collegiate goal in her second game. She scored six goals and added five assists to tie for the team lead in points with 17.

“I was excited to come to Northeastern and be a part of this new and growing program as opposed to an established one,” Pfeifer said. “I was lucky my freshman year that I just found my role.”

She was recognized by America East in her sophomore and junior years. As a sophomore she was named to the 2003 All-America East Tournament Team after scoring a goal in NU’s first-round loss to New Hampshire.

The following season was highlighted by the Newton native’s first career hat trick and a game-winning goal in the Huskies’ 1-0 shutout in the first round of the America East Tournament against Boston University. She was named to the All-America East second team.

“Beating BU is probably the biggest highlight of my career,” she said. “But every season is filled with highlights and lowlights, even this year when our season was rough.”

Pfeifer, a psychology major, is currently on co-op in California working in a school as a gang prevention mentor. She will graduate in 2007.

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