2009 (Redshirt Senior Season): Played in 16 games on the season earning her first start of the year against No. 8 Wake Forest (Sep. 13) ... scored the game-winner against Providence (Sept. 18).
2008 (Senior Season): Played and started in the first five games of the season before suffering a season ending ACL tear.
2007 (Junior Season): Appeared in all 22 games, making 21 starts as a fixture in the UConn backline ... part of a defense that allowed only 14 goals in 22 games on the season ... ranked second on the team in minutes played with 1,860 ... played in entire game 15 times throughout the course of the season
2006 (Sophomore Season): Saw action in all 22 games for the Huskies as a sophomore ... made 15 consecutive starts ... tallied three total points on one goal and an assist ... scored her first career goal in UConn's 4-2 win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 22) ... notched her first career assist in the Huskies' 4-0 blanking of Hofstra (Aug. 25).
2005 (Freshman Season): Appeared in 18 games in her freshman campaign ... saw playing time in both the BIG EAST Championship game and the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Boston University.....recorded significant minutes against BU, earning time in the first half, second half and overtime periods.
Before UConn: Member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region 1 pool and four-year letterwinner at Glastonbury High School ... selected as the 2004 Hartford Courant Player of the Year ... All-Conference, All-State, and All-New England for 2003-04 ... member of the All-Academic team ... helped lead her team to the Central Connecticut Conference Championship in 2003 and 2004 ... also played for the Yankee United premier team.
Personal: Jessica Lara is the daughter of John and Pamela Diakun ... a family studies and education major ... born June 14, 1987. Diakun's Career Statistics