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Meet the Players: Jake Woodruff '20

Sophomore defender Jake Woodruff
Sophomore defender Jake Woodruff

BEREA, Ohio - Get to know sophomore defender Jake Woodruff (Willow Grove, Pa./Upper Dublin). This season, Woodruff appeared in all 19 games, making 17 starts, and recorded his first two collegiate assists for a career-high two points.


What is your favorite food?

A Philly Cheesesteak from Dalessandro's is definitely my favorite food. 

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I would go to Jackson's Hole in Wyoming. I am a big snowboarder and have been to Colorado and Utah, so Jackson's Hole is next on my list for a snowboarding destination. 

If you could have dinner with one professional athlete, who would it be and why?

I would eat with Nick Foles. Since I am from Philadelphia, I am a big Eagles fan. It would be cool to eat with a Super Bowl champion and to talk about how it felt transitioning from a backup quarterback to Super Bowl MVP in only a few weeks. 

What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

"Do everything with excellence. Give it your all. You never know who is watching." 

How did your soccer career get started?

I grew up playing football, baseball and basketball. My friends were all playing soccer and my mom actually convinced me to try playing in the third grade and I gave it a shot. Ever since then, I have been playing. 

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