AS A JUNIOR: Started all 17 games at outside back...Helped lead Siena to the top defense in the league (0.94 goals allowed).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 19 games at outside back...Put three of five shots on goal.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started one of 15 games.
BEFORE SIENA: Four year varsity starter at Shenendehowa...Selected First Team Section I, First Team Suburban Council and Times Union First Team her senior year...Earned Shenendehowa's Coaches Award as a senior...Named the team's Best Defensive Player at the conclusion of her senior season...Nabbed Second Team Suburban Council as a junior...Served as captain of the Empire State Scholastic Team in 2006...Played on the Empire State Open Team in 2007...Was named a Scholar Athlete at Shenendehowa in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
PERSONAL: Born July 28, 1989...Daughter of Edward and Dawn Placke...Has an older brother Brandan who played soccer at Kings College...A psychology major at Siena...Aspires to be a teacher.
KARBOWSKI ON PLACKE: "Jenna emerged as an excellent defender in 2008 with renewed confidence starting all 19 games. She has always been technically sound, but really improved her decision making and had a great sophomore season. She has become a fixture in the back with her commitment to the game year round."