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Athlete Spotlight: Jackie Salvatore

Photo courtesy of Jackie Salvatore.
Photo courtesy of Jackie Salvatore.

Jackie Salvatore ‘25 is an attacker on the Moravian Women’s Lacrosse team. Coached by Caroline Pape, Kiki Brasher, and Samantha Cherenosn, she has been recognized several times by the Landmark Conference for her accolades. Jackie is a public health major and is currently the treasurer of Moravian’s Public Health Club. Her biggest sports inspiration is USA women’s soccer player Carli Lloyd. She also spends her free time listening to music and podcasts.

Photo courtesy of Jackie Salvatore.

What is your favorite thing about the sport?

I enjoy playing with my best friends on the field and having my parents come up to watch me. 

Why did you choose to play at Moravian University?

I loved the campus and athletic facilities. 

What accomplishments have you had while playing for Moravian?

In my freshmen year, I was Rookie of the Year and Second-Team All-Conference. During my sophomore year, I was named a two-time Offensive Athlete of the Week and second-team all-conference. Currently, I have been named two-time Offensive Athlete of the Week and just scored my 200th career point and assisted my 100th career point. 

What is your preseason like?

We had about three weeks of preseason before our first game. During preseason we made sure to get in shape with lots of running. We also made ourselves comfortable with the new players and got used to how everyone played.

Why did you first get involved with this sport?

I played pee-wee lacrosse when I was little, but in 6th grade I started lacrosse because a bunch of my friends were playing and liked it.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I played basketball and soccer in high school.

How do you balance your time?

I make sure to keep track of my priorities each day. I don’t like planning too far ahead of time, but my days are always organized with homework, classes, and practice.

Challenges as an athlete?

Not being too hard on myself. There needs to be a balance of keeping yourself accountable, but not being too hard on yourself when you make a mistake. That can be difficult mentally sometimes.

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