Two-Time MAAC Pitcher of the Year Will Instruct Colonials' Hurlers
"Sarah is a great addition to the coaching staff," GW head coach Stacey Schramm said. "With the graduation of veteran pitchers Kara Clauss and Heidi Penna, Sarah will be instrumental in developing a young pitching staff. Her knowledge and experience on the mound will undoubtedly fill a void. Bringing Sarah on staff is just another huge step that the GW softball program is taking in an effort to reach the top."
Jackson was a four-year standout at Iona College, where she posted a 62-42 career record with a 1.77 ERA and 802 strikeouts from 2009-12. She is the program's all-time leader in nearly every pitching category, including wins, strikeouts, complete games (81) and shutouts (26). In addition, she set school records with 241 strikeouts and eight shutouts as a senior.
A four-time All-MAAC selection, including First Team in her final three seasons, Jackson was named the league's Co-Rookie of the Year in 2009 and Pitcher of the Year in 2010 and 2012. She was also twice selected to the NFCA All-Region Second Team.
Jackson led the Gaels to three straight MAAC championships and three consecutive NCAA Regional appearances, earning conference tournament MVP honors in 2010 and 2011 and All-Tournament Team recognition in 2012.
"I'm very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the GW community," Jackson said. "I'm looking forward to working alongside Stacey and Dan (Sperl, assistant coach) and to help build upon last season's success. This is a great group of ladies that I know I will enjoy coaching."
Jackson spent the summer of 2012 pitching for Italian softball powerhouse Des Casterta.
A native of Citrus Heights, Calif., Jackson graduated from Iona in May 2012 with a degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations.
Softball Announces Fall Clinics Date
The George Washington softball program will host one day of clinics on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Mount Vernon Campus, head coach James DeFeo announced.
Softball to Host Fall Clinics
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