BALTIMORE, MD – Hampden-Sydney and lacrosse legend Jeff Jackson '88 will be inducted into the United States Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame on January 21.
Jackson was inducted into the Hampden-Sydney Hall of Fame in 1998. Jackson is a two-time All-American, earning first-team honors in 1988 while being tabbed a second-teamer in 1987. A four-time First-Team All-ODAC honoree, he was named the ODAC Player of the Year in 1988 after scoring 62 points on 45 goals and 17 assists. He currently ranks fourth in Hampden-Sydney history for career goals, 13th for assists, third for points, and first for midfielder points. Upon graduation, he was second in school history for goals and points.
In one of his best performances in a Tiger uniform, H-SC defeated Salisbury in overtime as Jackson scored five goals, including the game-winner in overtime, and won every face-off attempt after halftime.
In 1990, Jackson was the youngest member of Team USA; a team that won a World Championship in Perth, Australia. He is one of only two or three Division III players to make Team USA, and he started for the 1990 team.
As the five-time captain of the Chesapeake Lacrosse Club, Jackson earned 1991 USCLA Co-Player of the Year honors along with lacrosse great Dave Pietramala. In 1994, Jackson was the sole USCLA Player of the Year, and he was named First-Team All-USCLA on four separate occasions. In his final season of field lacrosse, he captained the highly select Team Toyota that was the National Runner-Up.
Jackson also captained the Baltimore Thunder of the Major Indoor Professional Lacrosse League from 1989 to 1993. He was named All-Pro from 1991-93 and the team's Most Valuable Player in 1991 and 1992. He retired in 1995 as the team's all-time leading scorer.
"Jeff Jackson is without any question one of the finest student-athletes to participate in any varsity sport in the history of Hampden-Sydney College," said Head Coach Ray Rostan. "Jeff arrived at Hampden-Sydney in my first year as head coach at H-SC (1984-85). In four years as a midfielder, Jeff tallied 208 points, a midfield scoring record that will most likely not be broken for many years to come."
"Jeff was a complete player with outstanding strength, speed and quickness. He had an exceptional shot on the run with either hand and he was also possibly the best nationally in his face-off duties," said Coach Rostan. "It was an honor to have had the opportunity to coach Jeff and to have a very close and rewarding relationship with the Jackson family."
Jackson presently works as a Senior Loan Officer for Southern Trust Mortgage, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland. Jeff and his wife, Maria, have three children, Kevin, Lauren, and Megan.