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#25 Jill Richgels
Position: Defender
Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
High School: Simley HS
Club: Minnesota Thunder
Experience: 1 Letter

2012 (Freshman):
Jill appeared in each of the Jays’ 19 contests, nabbing the start 18 times ... Richgels posted two goals and three assists during her freshman campaign to earn a spot on the MVC All-Freshman Team ... Richgels’ first collegiate points came via two assists in the Bluejays’ 4-1 win at Omaha on Sept. 7 ... She delivered goals in back-to-back games at Indiana State (Oct. 5) and against Drake (Oct. 11) ... Richgels fired off nine shots on the season, including five on-goal.

High School:
Richgels graduated from Simley HS in 2012 ... She earned a combined six varsity letters in soccer (four) and gymnastics (two) ... A two-time MVP for the Spartans, Richgels was a four-time all-conference first team selection ... Jill was a two-time All-State First Team selection and was named Minnesota’s Miss Soccer in 2011 ... Richgels finished her high school career with 71 goals and 36 assists.

Club Team:
Jill played club soccer for the Minnesota Thunder Academy (MTA) with current Jays Maddie Nelson and Maddie Trebesch ... As part of the MTA, she helped lead her team to Minnesota State Cup Championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Personal:
The daughter of Larry and Lori Richgels, Jill was born on Nov. 15, 1993, in St. Paul, Minn. ... She has two siblings, Brad (28) and Tom (24) ... Jill has yet to declare a major but hopes to become a pediatrician.

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