Awards & Honors
2013 (Senior - Fifth Year)
In a key road win at Wisconsin on Oct. 18, Jackson scored on a PK earned by Kylie Greischar in the seventh minute to give NU a 1-0 edge early. The Huskers earned a 2-1 win with one second remaining in double OT on a Caroline Gray free kick.
2012 (Senior - Medical Redshirt)
Jackson played in one more game before reinjuring her knee, which forced her to miss the rest of the season. She received a medical hardship and will have one more season of eligibility in 2013.
In just two games of action, Jackson produced seven shots, including six on goal.
Jackson scored her first goal of the season against No. 3 North Carolina in the Huskers' season opener. She tied the game, 1-1, just over three minutes into the second half, but the Tar Heels scored the game-winning goal at the 76:33 mark to escape with a 2-1 win. Jackson added her fifth career multi-goal game in a 6-0 win over Arkansas at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sept. 2. She added an assist against the Razorbacks to total five points in a game for the third time in her career at Nebraska.
Jackson notched another five-point game two days later in an 8-1 win over Northern Arizona. She scored her fourth goal of the season and also contributed a career-high three assists. It marked the 16th time in school history that a player totaled three or more assists in a game.
Jackson helped lead the Huskers to their first win over a ranked team in 2011 with two goals in a 4-3 double-overtime victory at No. 25 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Jackson tied the game, 1-1, with a shot from 35 yards out that sailed over the goalie's head and then cut the Hokies' lead to 3-2 with a goal at 78:51. Morgan Marlborough tied the game, 3-3, at 82:03 and Stacy Bartels scored the game winner at 102:49.
Jackson scored her first goal during Big Ten play at Penn State on Oct. 14. Her goal at 22:04 tied the game with the No. 15 Nittany Lions, and she later assisted on freshman Caroline Gray's first career goal, but PSU eventually won the game, 5-4. Jackson put in her eighth goal of the season at Minnesota on Oct. 28, in the Huskers' season finale.
Jackson, who had a goal or assist in 12-of-21 games, was at her best during the conference season, as she had 18 of her 33 points in the final nine games of the year. Jackson's outburst was at its highest level from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10, when she combined for four goals and three assists in wins over Texas Tech, Iowa State and Missouri. Jackson tied her season high of five points in the 5-4 overtime road win against the Red Raiders, as she had two goals and an assist while also attempting seven shots on goal, the second-most in school history. She added back-to-back one goal, one assist matches in victories over the Cyclones and Tigers, including the game-winning goal in Nebraska's 4-2 comeback win against Missouri.
After earning a spot on the All-Big 12 team, Jackson quickly proved her merit at the postseason Big 12 Championship by scoring the first goal in NU's 4-1 first-round win over Missouri. In the semifinals against No. 10 Oklahoma State, her go-ahead header in the 84th minute gave NU a 2-1 lead before the Cowgirls came back to win in a 3-2 overtime battle.
In non-conference play, Jackson was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after she scored two goals in Nebraska's 3-1 win over Iowa. A week earlier, she scored the game-winning goal in a 3-0 shutout of Arizona and earned a spot on the Sun Devil Classic All-Tournament Team.
Off the field, Jackson earned ESPN Academic All-District VII honors, in addition to academic All-Big 12 accolades.
Jackson scored her first career goal in a 6-1 win over North Dakota on Sept. 11, a week before a two-goal outing in the Huskers' 9-0 win against South Dakota on Sept. 18, when she attempted a season-high four shots on goal. She was a key contributor in Big 12 play, netting the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win over Oklahoma on Oct. 11, and scoring at Kansas in a 7-4 victory on Oct. 23.
Jackson's credentials were well deserved, as she set four school records. She owns the top marks in career points (210), season goals (25), season assists (24) and career assists (68).
As a senior, Jackson guided Blue Valley West to a 19-2 record, as the team won region and state titles behind her 25 goals and 19 assists. Her squad finished the year ranked No. 7 in the nation by the NSCAA.
In 2008, the Jaguars posted a 13-5 record to advance to the regional semifinals, as Jackson finished with 66 points on 21 goals and 24 assists.
As a sophomore Jackson notched 10 goals and 10 assists to help Blue Valley West to the regional championships with a 14-2-2 mark. In 2006, she earned 45 points as a freshman with 15 goals and 15 assists, as her team posted a 15-2-1 record to finish as the state runner-up.
Jackson was a four-time first-team all-state selection and earned first-team honors at the league level four times. She was a three-time offensive player of the year for her league. The Kansas City Star named her to its all-metro first team in 2008 and 2009, honorable mention in 2007 and second team in 2006. She was also Blue Valley West’s nomination for Wendy’s High School Heisman in 2008.
In the classroom, Jackson had a 4.1 grade-point average, which earned her Scholastic All-America honors from the NSCAA in 2008 and 2009.
Jackson was involved in the Olympic Development Program, earning a spot on the state team in 2002, 2003 and 2007. She was also a regional pool player in 2007 and 2008.
Jackson's Career Statistics
Jackson's Career Highs
Points - 5 (5x), last at Purdue (10/11/13)
Goals - 2 (6x), last at Virginia Tech (9/9/11)
Assists - 3 (2x), last at Purdue (10/11/13)