Alyssa saw action in each of Creighton's 18 matches last season, starting 16 ... She closed the season third on the team with 13 points (five goals and three assists) ... Alyssa notched her first goal of 2014 in the season opener, a 3-2 Bluejay win over South Dakota State on Aug. 24 ... Jara added two goals in Creighton's 6-0 win over New Mexico State (Sept. 5) and another two in the 3-1 win over South Dakota (Sept. 14) ... Jara effort against the Coyotes earned her the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honor on Sept. 15.
Jara was the most recognized Bluejay as she earned a spot on the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Northeast Region Third Team as well as All-BIG EAST Third Team ... Alyssa closed the season with two goals and an assist, appearing in 17 matches as a sophomore ... Jara scored goals in consecutive matches, scratching the scorebook in Creighton’s 6-0 win over North Dakota (Aug. 30) and in the Bluejays’4-1 win over Northern Colorado (Sept. 1) ... Jara’s assist came in another victory as she set up the game-tying goal late in the match with Montana on Sept. 15.
Alyssa appeared in 19 matches in her first season as a Bluejay, including eight starts ... She earned the start in her first intercollegiate match against Iowa State on Aug. 19 ... Jara exploded for a goal and an assist (both firsts as a Jay) in Creighton’s 3-1 win at South Dakota on Aug. 28 ... The goal against the Coyotes, proved to be the game-winner as it gave the Bluejays the lead midway through the second half ... Late in the season, Alyssa reached season highs in shots (five) and minutes played (80) in the Bluejays’ 3-2 loss to Drake on Oct. 11.
Jara graduated from Folsom HS in 2012 ... A four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs, Jara was a two-time offensive player of the year ... She led Folsom to the San Joaquin League Championship and a 15-1-3 record in 2012 ... She finished 2012 with 18 goals and four assists, a combined 40 points.
Alyssa played club soccer for the San Juan Spirits, leading her team to the National Championship in 2008.
The daughter of Raul and Marissa Jara, Alyssa was born in San Jose, Calif. ... She has one sibling, Anne-Marie ... Alyssa is majoring in psychology.
|High School:||Folsom HS|