JALEN MARKEY, ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR
Jalen Markey played at all levels of youth soccer. Starting on the Washington ODP team, then making the Region IV ODP team. As a youth, he got the chance to guest play with ALBION SC at a tournament in San Diego. Raised by his mother in Seattle, Washington with his twin sister who also played college soccer, Jalen attended O’Dea High School and played for the Seattle Sounders Academy. In 2012, he earned his first call up to the United States U-18 men’s national team, by 2013 he had been called in to five times camps. Camps included trips abroad to Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium. After graduating in 2013, Jalen attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his freshmen winter he was called into the United States U-20 men’s national camp. In 2014, Jalen transferred to Oregon State University, starting in 65 of 67 games played over the four years. In 2018, Jalen signed professionally for Seattle Sounders FC 2, and then transferred to The Miami FC for the 2019 and 2020 season. Jalen is currently in the process of obtaining his USSF C license and is passionate about developing players and preparing them for life.