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Abigail Jackson

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Abigail Jackson enters her ninth season as head coach of the Union College women's lacrosse program in 2019.

In 2015, she guided the 13-4 Dutchwomen to the Liberty League Championship and the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. It was Union's seventh NCAA appearance. She coached Emily McGrail, who was named to the IWLCA All-Region and ECAC All Star teams as well as joining two others on the Liberty League all star squad. Jackson led the Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year, awarded after the tremendous 2015 season.

She enters the 2018 season with a record of 56-51 at Union. Jackson is the eighth coach in Union College women's lacrosse history since the program's first season in 1975.

Jackson came to Union after two years at Roger Williams University, where she brought the women’s lacrosse team to its third consecutive TCCC Championship game in 2010, concluding the season with a 14-5 record and the second-highest season win total in school history.

Prior to RWU, Jackson served as head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Plymouth State University for three seasons, compiling a record of 21-25 as coach of the Panthers. In her first season, she led the team to a 14-5 record, capturing the 2007 ECAC New England Championship. She is coming off of a season where Plymouth State captured the third seed in the Little East Tournament, advancing to the semifinals.

Jackson is 2003 graduate of Williams College, where she was a three-sport athlete, competing on the Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, and Women’s Lacrosse teams. In 2000, she was a member of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Division III Championship Runner-Up team and a Women’s Lacrosse NCAA Regional Finalist in 2003. Her Women’s Soccer team reached the NCAA Division III Final Four in 1999. After graduation, she spent the 2003-04 academic year as an assistant at her alma mater, coaching both the Women’s Soccer and Women’s Lacrosse teams.

From 2004-06, she served as graduate assistant at Trinity College for the Women’s Soccer and Women’s Basketball teams, specializing in opponent scouting, recruiting, and game day management for both teams. She completed her Master’s Degree in Public Policy at Trinity in 2016.

In June 2009, she served as the head coach for the Prague Cup Women’s Lacrosse team, a squad consisting of players from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III that competed against European teams.