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Jacobo Vera
Jacobo  Vera


Pamplona, Spain

High School:
El Redin

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180


2008 Academic All-Big Ten
2007 Academic All-Big Ten

2008 (Junior): Academic All-Big Ten...Saw action in 11 games, starting four...Gave Penn State a 1-0 lead in its Big Ten Championship first round match-up with Northwestern (11/13) with his lone goal of the season...Assisted on Mark Fetrow's game-tying goal versus Akron (10/29)...Registered 15 shots (three on goal).

2007 (Sophomore): Academic All-Big Ten...Started 11 of 19 games in which he saw action, including six of the last seven...Penn State's top sharpshooter, he ranked second on the team with four goals and tied for third in points with nine...Put the finishing touches on a 2-0 win over Cal State Fullerton (9/14) with his first goal of the season...Scored Penn State's lone goal in 2-1 road loss to Boston University (10/13)...Netted goals in back-to-back games against Wisconsin (10/20) and Cornell (10/23)...Totaled 23 shots for the season.

2006 (Freshman): Saw a promising season come to end when he sustained a knee injury in late September...Played in seven games, earning three starts...Scored the first goal of his career, a game-winner, in 2-1 victory over Hartwick (8/27) at Ohio State Classic...Registered eight total shots, six of which were on goal.

High School/Club/ODP: Played under coach Guillermo Ruiz at El Redin High School in Pamplona, Spain...Played club soccer for Ardoi in Zizur Mayor for coach Ivan Ibero.

Background: Jacobo Vera was born on Aug. 6, 1988...Son of Juan Vera and Mariangeles Artazcoz...Majoring in Business and Economics.


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