1 - Adele Jackson-Gibson
Adele Jackson-Gibson
Height: 5-7
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
High School: Nichols School
Position: GK

Before Yale: Voted the 2008 Class B Soccer Player of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches' Organization... Two-time league most valuable player selection at the Nichols School... Two-time first team State Division Class C selection... Named the co-MVP of the Class C State Division as a senior... Earned first team all-league honors in each of her four years... Helped lead Nichols to two league titles and two appearances in the state championships... Played with soon to be Yale teammate Jacque Sahlberg on Les Bois Soccer Club, the 2008 National Fustal champions... Member of Buffalo United Tempest, the 2006 State Cup champions... Plays for Syracuse Surge, the Region I Sub-Regional League champions in 2009.

Notes: Will run track at Yale as a sprinter and long jumper... Personal best in the 100 dash is 11.8, in the 200 dash is 25.2 and in the long jump is 18'7"... Qualified for the Federal State Championships four times, placed second in the 100 dash and sixth in the long jump in 2008.

"I chose Yale because it just clicked for me. I like the coaches, I love the campus, the people are passionate and friendly, and it is one of the best schools in the country. I know that at Yale I will develop into a great soccer player, scholar and cultured person."