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Jackson Appelt

170 lbs.
New Canaan, Conn.
New Canaan HS
High School

2021 – “First step is catapult-like … the burst of a Ferrari … an itchy trigger finger, he is ready to shoot … f abulous teammate and emotional supporter for the rest of us, as in ALL of us … speaks up when a voice or question is needed.” 2020 – “It may be easier to describe this man by what he is not doing because the achievements are many and activities are exhaustive.  Jackson juggles a plethora of pursuits, from pre-Chuck Drill motivational speaker to spearheading our service efforts with Harlem Lacrosse and WB 23 which raised $25,000 this past fall.  On the field, Jackson’s quickness and adeptness at instigation of offensive plays are once again being witnessed due to his return to full health.” 2019 – “The progression is moving forward as planned. Skinny has been replaced by powerful, tentative with aggressive, single-faceted with versatile.” 2018 – “Defending Jackson is like corralling the chickens – it appears you have him right where you want him, and then he is gone and out of your reach.  This burst of speed Jackson possesses allows him to separate from his defenseman and shoot uncontested.  Not surprisingly, Jackson is proving he has a quick retention of the offensive schematics.  This first-year brings an inquisitiveness and fresh perspective to our training sessions.”

• Appeared in one of UVA’s six games

• Did not appear in any games do to injury

• Appeared in five of UVA’s 18 games
• Made his collegiate debut at Manhattan and scored a goal on first collegiate shot
• Also scored a goal against VMI
• Picked up four ground balls and caused one turnover

• Varsity captain
• US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award Recipient (Northeast Region)
• US Lacrosse Academic All-American
• Two-time first-team all-state
• Two-time All-FCIAC
• Three-time state champions (2015, 2016, 2017)
• Four-year varsity letterman
Also played football and was a first-team All-FCIAC
• Second-team all-state (football)
• Three-time state champions (2014, 2015, 2016) (football)
• Three-year varsity letterman (football)

• Son of Garth and Kim Appelt
• CIAC 2017 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (New Canaan High School)
• UVA Jefferson Scholar Regional Finalist
• Harold S Kenney Scholar Athlete Award Recipient
• Bradley Fetchet 9/11 Memorial Award Recipient
• Wilburn Fellowship Award Recipient
• President of New Canaan National Honor Society
• Yale Club Junior Book Award Recipient.
• Major is inter-echols scholar with a minor in entrepreneurship