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Former long-time Henderson coach and Delaware great Jackson added to Selection Board of Goal Guardian National Championships

Monday, 27th January 2014

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 1/27/14
From Press Release

Former longtime Henderson coach Kim Jackson, one of the top women’s lacrosse goaltenders in NCAA history, is the newest addition to the 2014 Goal Guardian National Selection Board.

The best boys’ and girls’ high school goalies in the United States, Canada and beyond will compete in July in the inaugural Guardian National Championships in Manheim, PA.Guardian-Goal

This championship-style combine will be held at the new Spooky Nook – the largest indoor complex in North America – and is expected to draw a large number of college coaches seeking to see who will be crowned “Guardian” of their age group.

A native of Berwyn, Jackson led the University of Delaware Blue Hens to three National Championship Titles (1981-83) and was a two-time, First-Team All American.

Jackson spent 5 years on the US National Team and has been inducted into both the University Delaware Hall of Fame and the Eastern PA (US Lacrosse) Hall of Fame. Jackson recently retired as coach at Henderson after 28 seasons and three District 1 (state) championships.

“As a former goaltender and member of three National Championship teams with the University of Delaware, I am thrilled to be part of the Guardian National Championship,” said Jackson. “What a unique concept and a golden opportunity for high school goaltenders across the nation to showcase their abilities and to interact with some of the best goaltenders both past and present.”

Currently, Jackson is the Department Chair of Health and Physical Education, for Henderson. Jackson received the High School Coach of the Year in ’93, ’96, and ’97, and her program was ranked #2 in the nation in ’98. She led the program to state championships in 1996-98 and two runner up appearances (’99, ’00). Jackson served as the chairperson for the High School All American Committee for many years and was a National U-19 World Selector in ’95 and ’98.

“Goal Guardian National proudly welcomes Kim Jackson to our 2014 GGN Selection Board,” said Ginny Capicchioni, GGN Founder. “We applaud her incredible contributions as both a goaltender and coach. Her knowledge and experience will be tremendous resource to the goaltenders in our program, and we are very happy to have her.”

Thirty boys’ and girls’ goalies each in four age classes will be selected by a panel of goaltending legends. The girls’ event will be held July 22-24 and the boys’ combine is July 29-31.

The selections for this prestigious event are being made by a world class selection board, where every member has coaching and/or playing experience at the professional or international level.

The goaltenders will be graded through their questionnaire and game footage (links), sent collectively in the application process. Because of the invitational nature of the event, there cannot be any current NCAA coaches who hold positions on this board due to NCAA regulation.

The players selected will receive instruction and compete in a controlled environment where all contestants take shots against the same elite college players in identical conditions.


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