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PSU names new Women’s Lacrosse Coach

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University has a new women's lacrosse coach for the 2006-07 year, according to athletic director John P. Clark.

The newest member of the Panther coaching staff is Abi Jackson, a former three-sport standout at Williams College. Jackson takes over from Paula Habel, who left PSU after two seasons to become the full-time assistant women's lacrosse coach at Ohio University.

A 2003 graduate of Williams, Jackson was a three-year letterwinner in soccer, basketball and lacrosse for the Ephs. She made her biggest mark as a lacrosse goalkeeper, where she earned All-Conference honors four straight years, and was a team captain as a senior when she was named First Team All-New England.

Jackson served one year as assistant women's soccer and women's lacrosse coach at her alma mater, and worked the past two years as a graduate assistant for women's soccer and women's basketball at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. She will also be an assistant women's basketball coach at PSU.

"We are very happy to have Abi Jackson as a member of our staff," said Clark. "She comes from an excellent program at Williams, and has also worked towards a career in coaching the past three years. We're fortunate to have her, and we're confident our women's lacrosse program is in good hands."

Jackson inherits a program that has made seven straight post-season berths (four NCAA, three ECAC). PSU captured the Little East Conference championship in 2006 and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament, finishing with a 13-6 overall record.

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