Jackie Neary, the student athlete wellness coordinator, has been coaching at Cabrini College since 1997. Neary is the head coach of both women’s lacrosse and field hockey.
Under Neary, the women’s lacrosse team has won a total of nine Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) championships and they have made seven appearances in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournaments.
With Neary coaching the field hockey team the women won their first ever CSAC title this past 2009 season.
“Jackie is such a great coach,” Allie Rodolico, junior communication major, said. “She truly cares about every single person on both of her teams, and it was great that we could win the first CSAC title for her.”
In addition to coaching, Neary is the student athlete wellness coordinator.
“Jackie is an amazing coach and person,” Liz Krupka, sophomore communication major, said. “The most important thing to Jackie is our academics. That always comes first no matter what.”
No matter which player you ask, it is apparent that Jackie is an important person in their life both on and off the field.
“I met Jackie my senior year of high school and I knew I wanted to come to Cabrini and play for her, and I know I can speak for a lot of other players that based their decision to come to Cabrini because of her too,” Rodolico said.