Player Spotlight: Jackie Jahelka

Jackie JahelkaWho is your Favorite Athlete of all time?

This one is so hard, I don’t think I have one.


When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Ever since I was young, I have been surrounded by teachers. Numerous people in my family are involved in the education program, and I have inherited the same interest! I’ve wanted to be a teacher ever since I was little.

Who is your Role Model?

My role model is my older brother Stephen. He truly defines the words perseverance and hard work. I am so lucky to have someone like him to look up to and to aspire to be like.


What is your favorite motivational quote?

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” -Muhammad Ali


What was your favorite thing about playing lacrosse in college?

The memories and friendships I have created with my teammates.


What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not playing or coaching lacrosse?

I enjoy playing tennis, reading and spending time with my family and friends.


What’s your guilty pleasure?

Any show on the Bravo TV network, specifically the Real Housewives of Orange County.


What is your best sports memory?

Winning back to back Division 2 National Championships!!!


Did you have any pregame rituals?

I don’t have any pregame rituals, but during the game I always have to play with either a scrunchie or bow in my hair.


What is the one thing you can’t live without?

Unfortunately, I would have to say my cell phone.



What would the world be like without you?

A lot less pink!!!!




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