Jenna Royson joins the women’s soccer program

DURHAM- The head coach Robbie’s Church and the Duke Women’s Soccer Program announced the addition of defenseman Jenna Royson, who will join the Blue Devils as a graduate transfer for the 2022 season.

A native of Toms River, NJ, with a 5-8 record, Royson appeared in 59 games while making 45 starts over the past four seasons with Georgetown. She started 18 of 19 games defensively and helped lead the Hoyas to 10 shutouts. Royson guided Georgetown to a 14-2-6 overall record, helped the team win its fifth Big East championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2021. Honored second-team All-Big East 2019 and 2020, Royson also won East Region All-Awards in 2020, having started 13 of the 14 games she played. During his three years in Georgetown, the Hoyas had 44 defensive shutouts.

“We are thrilled to add Jenna to our soccer program,” said Church. “Obviously, her younger sister Emily having been in the program for two years, she knows our program very well. Jenna is coming out of a great program and had four great years at Georgetown. It’s exciting to have a quality young woman and player the way she is. We think she’s a very versatile player who is good on both sides of the ball in possession and out of possession. Jenna is going to bring us a lot of experience and we’re really excited to bring her here and mix it up. -la with our incoming and outgoing players.”

With Royson joining the Blue Devil team, she will reunite with her sister Emily, who is a junior defenseman at Duke. Jenna Royson also played PDA club football with a Blue Devil graduate student Mackenzie Pluck.

Royson earned his degree in economics along with a minor in arts and business administration at Georgetown and will enroll in the Master of Management Studies (MMS) program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.


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