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Senior Spotlight: Jackie Coyne

By: Helene Bruckner

Name: Jackie Coyne

Major: Health and Physical Education

Sport: Lacrosse

Hometown: Levittown, NY

Jackie Coyne has appeared in all 11 games this season for the Pioneers women’s lacrosse team.  A solid member of the C.W. Post defensive unit, Coyne has been a part of the Irish National team, where she has had the opportunity to play for Team Ireland and help to teach the game to native Irish players. The Pioneers are 9-2 thus far, and have been ranked sixth in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Associations weekly poll, for the week of April 10th.  The Post Pioneers are back in action this Friday, April 22nd, when they face Adelphi home at 4pm.

How long have you been playing at Post?

This is my fourth and final season.

What did you first think about Post?

I thought it was a beautiful campus and when I met the girls that I would be playing with I admired how close they were with each other, and I knew I would love it here. It was also nice and close to home!

How do you feel about Post now?

I absolutely love it here! I have created a lot of memories here with my close friends and teammates. I am going to miss it so much.

What is the best memory you have with the team?

Beating Adelphi on their field in 2010!

What do you want to do after Post?

I will be student teaching next fall and then I will start the job hunt around the island!

What will you miss from Post?

I will miss my teammates the most! We do absolutely everything together and they are like my sisters. Also I am just going to miss the athletes from the whole athletic department. Everyone is constantly supporting each other at games and even off the field.

How has being on Irish National team affected you on and off the field?

It was such a great experience playing for Team Ireland. I got a chance to play with Division I lacrosse players and C.W Post alumni who taught me so much during our trip. I also got a chance to help the native Irish players improve their game, which was very rewarding for me as well. Being on Team Ireland brought me to Dublin, Ireland and also Lahti, Finland so the traveling was a great experience as well!

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