SoCal Success: Jackson Scott, Kennesaw State

Jackson Scott

More and more lacrosse players from the Southland are heading off to play in college. This summer, Southland Lax is catching up with a few guys and asking them to share their experiences — what they’ve done, how they got there and how others can follow a similar path.

Name: Jackson Scott
College: Played one year at Humboldt, then last year at Kennesaw State in Georgia. Transferring again to University of Colorado, where I will try out for the team in the fall
Hometown/High School: Irvine/Northwood High School
Position: Defensive Midfield/LSM
Year in school: Junior
Years played: 7 years

Jackson Scott

Any awards won, both high school and college?
2010 WestSideLax “CIF Southern Section Player to Watch”

How did you get into lacrosse?
Funny story — my mom actually forced me to play after we both heard about it when I was in 8th grade.

What’s your favorite lacrosse memory?
Winning the Irvine “Own The City” tournament my senior year of high school.

How did your season go this year?
At Kennesaw State, we had a pretty good run, falling one win short of advancing to the MCLA D-II National Championships when we lost to Elon University in the SELC D-II Championship. Before that game we were on a seven-game win streak.

We also opened up the season beating MCLA D-I Georgia Tech 9-2, but due to a late submission of our roster we were forced to forfeit that game.

What advice can you give to younger players looking to bring their games to the next level?
In terms of looking at colleges, my advice would be to choose a school based on the academics and social life first, and the lacrosse program second.

And I know we have all heard it enough, but keep playing wall ball.