Jackielyn Junio

Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2016
Other Experience: 2014 (Philippine Lady Punishers)
Jersey Number: 87
Position: WR
Age: 23
Height: 5-4
Weight: 120
Hometown: Beltsville, MD
High School: High Point HS (MD)
Occupation: General Federation of Women’s Clubs


Jackielyn Junio Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My cousin, Charmaine…she’s smart, kind, funny, easygoing, driven, athletic, and really consistent. She was better than me at everything growing up, and she always encouraged me to try harder. I admired her then, and I admire her now.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My family…my parents may not “approve” of me playing football, but they understand, and that means a lot.
Who is your female sports idol?
Ada Milby, a rugby player for the Philippine Lady Volcano.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Alfred Morris…he’s such a standup guy and a really great athlete.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
What is your favorite movie?
Remember the Titans and Disney’s Hercules.
What is your favorite food?
Who is your favorite musician or group?
What is your favorite quote?
“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” – Alan Cohen
What was the first sport you ever played?
What is your favorite sports memory?
My first breakaway in rugby in the 10’s Cebu tournament in the Philippines against China. I fell short of the try line, but it felt awesome.
Why do you want to play women’s football?
Because I enjoy it.