(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.