Sarah  Jackyra

4Sarah Jackyra


Cary, N.C.

High School:




AS A JUNIOR (2008): Was a staple at center back, starting all but one match in 2008...Helped solidify a backline that posted a 1.23 goals against average on the year...Notched her first career assist on Devon Swaim's game winner against Mississippi State on Oct. 19...Played every minute during the Lady Vols' SEC Tournament Championship run, helping UT hold opponents to just two goals in three matches...Part of the backline that posted six shutouts on the year...Earned Academic All-SEC honors for the third time.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Earned a spot on the backline, playing in and starting every match in 2007...Was a key piece in the backline that posted 11 shutouts on the season...Helped UT shut out three ranked opponents, including eventual national champion Southern Cal on Sept. 16 in Los Angeles...Member of the defense that set a new program record with a 457:30 shutout streak...The streak began in the 20th minute against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 and ended on Sept. 21 in the 90th minute against UNC Greensboro, spanning five matches...Part of the backline that held opponents to just three goals at Regal Stadium...Assisted the defense in not allowing a goal at home in the last six matches...Named Academic All-SEC for the second straight year.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Earned seven starts in 10 appearances for the Lady Vols as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending injury...Notched one goal on four shots...Put three shots on frame in 2006...Scored the first of two UT goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to Mississippi State...Saw time in four Lady Vol wins in 2006...Earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Played with the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) Spartans, along with teammate Molly Baird, assisting the club to a third-place finish in the U.S. Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) National Championships in 2005 and 2007 after the club picked up Region III crown...Her 2004 club team was a semifinalist at regionals...CASL Spartans snagged state cup titles in 2001 and 2004...Helped squad to a U.S. Club Soccer national title in 2003...Also traveled to the Super-Y nationals in 2003, winning the title with the Spartans...Earned four letters in soccer at Apex High School... Earned all-state accolades for four consecutive years from the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association (NCSCA)...Named three-time regional and conference player of the year (2004-06) by the NCSCA...Led the Cougars to four straight Tri-7 Conference titles...Eliminated in the 2006 playoffs by Baird's Broughton team in the Eastern Division semifinals after falling in the divisional quarterfinals to Broughton in 2005.

PERSONAL: Majoring in sport management with a minor in business...Earned the Academic Emphasis Award while also being named to the Honor Roll at Apex...Lists Lance Armstrong as her biggest sports influence because of his determination, competitiveness and charisma...Picked Tennessee over UNC Greensboro, Denver and Furman...Chose Tennessee because of the level of soccer played here and the strong support for women's athletics...Has four siblings: Michael, 25, Lisa, 24, Jessica, 17, and Steven, 9...Sarah Audrey Jackyra was born Feb. 1, 1988, in New Milford, Conn....Her parents are Michael and Rosa Jackyra.

2006 10/7 1 0 2 4 0
2007 22/22 0 0 0 6 0
2008 23/22 0 1 1 1 0
Totals 55/51 1 1 3 11 0


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