17 - Jenna-Kaya Charles
Jenna-Kaya Charles
Height: 5-10
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Cimarron Memorial
Position: D/M
Club: Heat FC

2013 (FRESHMAN):
Played in 12 games on the back line … earned her lone yellow card in the first half against Nicholls (9/22).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB:
Is the tallest member of the 2013 signing class at 5-foot-10 … brings a wealth of experience at both the high school and club levels … garnered three letters at Cimarron Memorial High School … scored a total of three goals and six assists in her high school career … played at the club level with the elite Heat FC ECNL program under Amanda Schmutz … helped Heat to a Surf Cup Championship in 2011 … led team to be ranked as high as No. 4 in the ECNL Conference … also played volleyball at Cimarron … was the Las Vegas Athletics Club Female Athlete of the Year in 2012 for her school.

PERSONAL:
Jenna-Kaya Kamea’i’omakamae Charles was born on March 8, 1995, in Honolulu, Hawaii … daughter of Jamie and George Charles … has a younger brother, George, Jr. … intends to major in nursing and pursue a career in medicine.

Caldwell on Charles:
"Jenna-Kaya is very versatile player who comes from a competitive ECNL club. Her personality will make an impact both on and off the field, as she is eager to do whatever it takes to win."