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Cynthia Jacobo

School

Cal State Northridge

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
Sociology (Crimonology)

Classroom

Jacobo is working towards a degree in Sociology with an option in Criminology. She will graduate in the spring of 2013. She hopes to pursue a career in law enforcement, particularly in the crime scene investigation and homicide. Jacobo carries a cumulative GPA of 2.59 into the 2012-13 academic year.

Character

A leader on and off the field, Jacobo is one of the Matadors’ most trusted and respected voices. Jacobo is a dedicated individual who successfully manages the responsibilities of being a student-athlete. With the goal of pursuing a career in law enforcement after graduation, she is an involved and engaging member of her community. According to her position coach, Jacobo is a rare talent whose personal qualities make coaching that much easier. “Cynthia is a competitor and winner who brings a high work rate and fitness level to the team,” Juan Plascencia said. “She is a leader both by what she does and what she says. Plus, Cynthia brings a great passion for the sport and a sly sense of humor that only adds to her character.”

Community

Jacobo has been an active member of her community throughout her life. Through her work at her church, she has volunteered her time in numerous projects, including work at food shelters. Jacobo has also worked extensively with Project Angel Food, a service that provides diet-appropriate meals for patients suffering from diabetes, AIDS and other illnesses. She works over the summer with youth goalkeepers in camps and has also returned to her former high school as an assistant coach. With her Matador teammates, Jacobo has also participated in numerous reading initiatives at Granada Hills Elementary School.

Competition

Since arriving at CSUN for the 2009 season, Jacobo has been a mainstay in goal for the Matadors. Pressed into service midway through her freshman year, Jacobo has established herself as one of the top goalkeepers in the Big West Conference. She has earned All-Big West honors in all three of her playing seasons, including Big West Goalkeeper of the Year in 2011. Jacobo enters her final season at Northridge hoping to become the school’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts while guiding Northridge to its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. Outside of Northridge, she earned 2011 United Soccer League (USL) W-League Goalkeeper of the year and is currently awaiting the finalization of paperwork to begin competition for the Mexican national team.