Women's Soccer


(2004 preseason bio.)

Member of Finland national team program who is expected to add new dimension to Irish attack due to her skills on the ball and European experiences that enable her to read the game tactically at a very high level ... has tremendous composure with the ball and great field vision ... rated the nation's No. 24 incoming recruit for 2004 (per Soccer America) ... a proven goalscorer with strong technical ability ... looking to improve on her speed and ability in the air ... set to become the second Finland native to play for Notre Dame women's soccer program, following four-year All-America midfielder Anne Makinen (Helsinki) ... has played as both a forward and attacking midfielder for Finland's under-17, u-19 and u-21 national teams.

PREP & PERSONAL: Native of Epsoo, Finland (located outside of Helsinki) ... named the Veikkaus Oy playre of the year after totaling 9 goals and 13 assists during 18 games played in the 2003 Finnish Women's Championship Series (she scored 13 goals in '02) ... served as captain if her club team F.C. Espoo ... her busy 2004 summer included playing 12 games with her club team and six as starter with Under-19s ... first began playing soccer on boys teams ... made visit to Notre Dame in late January of 2004 and was hosted by current senior defender Gudrun Gunnarsdottir, a native of Seltjarnames, Iceland ... named a top-five student in the 9th grade before being recognized for having the best GPA in her 11th-grade class of Makelanrinteen ... has a twin sister Daniella and younger sister Caroline ... daughter of Peter and Christel Tjeder ... full name is Jannica Gabriella Tjeder ... born Jan. 20m 1985, in Helsinki ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies ... intends to major in business.

Jannica Tjeder
Jannica  Tjeder


Espoo, Finland



Club Team:
F.C. Espoo

Event Calendar


August 9
4:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 13
1:00 PM
Evanston, Ill. (Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium)
August 18
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 20
1:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
5:00 PM
Iowa City, Iowa (UI Soccer Complex)
August 27
2:00 PM
Iowa City, Iowa (UI Soccer Complex)
September 1
7:00 PM
South Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 3
12:00 PM
Santa Clara
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 8
7:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Jesse Owens Stadium)
September 10
1:00 PM
Toledo, Ohio (Scott Park)
September 16
7:00 PM
Clemson, S.C. (Riggs Field)
September 21
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 24
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 29
5:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 5
7:00 PM
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)
October 8
1:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 14
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 19
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Seminole Soccer Complex)
October 22
12:00 PM
Coral Gables, Fla. (Cobb Stadium)
October 26
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Fetzer Field)

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