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Jess McDonald has played in quite a few cities during her career; Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Houston, Rochester, New York, and currently Cary, North Carolina. She scored in double figures in two of those seasons. She also played with the Melbourne Victory in the Australian W-League for one season.
February 28, 1988.
Nickname from teammates:
Jessy Mac, Jess Mac, Jessy Jess, or Jess.
Age started playing:
Phoenix College and the University of North Carolina. History.
Career aspirations after soccer:
Consulting people to live a healthier lifestyle.
Why did you pick your particular uniform:
My big brother, Brandon McDonald, has been an idol of mine my whole life. His number was 14, so I thought I would continue to follow in his footsteps.
Pancakes with eggs, and sometimes bacon.
Hip Hop and African Music.
Favorite cartoon character:
Male, Will Smith. Female, Mila Kunis.
I can flutter my eyes very fast.
Mentor (in soccer or life):
My big brother, Brandon McDonald.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
A corn snake and a betta fish.
If you were going on Amazing Race, which teammate would you want as a partner, and why?
Abby Erceg, the woman is simply not human.
If you had your own reality show, what would it be called?
The Life of Jess McDonald.