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 Jays the lead midway through the second half ... Late in the season, Alyssa reached career-highs in shots (five), shots on-goal (three) 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, where she was a teammate of current Jays Kelsey O’Donnell and Kyla Booker.
The daughter of Raul and Marissa Jara, Alyssa was born on Dec. 22, 1993, in San Jose, Calif. ... She has one sibling, Anne-Marie (11) ... Alyssa has yet to declare a major.