"Jackie is continuing to develop in this program. She is a physical player who tackles hard. When she brings that mentality, Jackie is an effective player."
On Shields: A back-up midfielder who has the potential to be a contributor in her second season ... could also see time in the backfield ... good size and strength ... needs to work on her conditioning ... has a tremendous upside ... strong with both feet ... needs to become more consistent off the ball.
As a freshman (2004): Showed promise during the preseason, but sprained MCL during first scrimmage ... returned from injury only to tear her ACL and missed the entire season.
Before Maryland: Standout player at West Deptford High School in New Jersey ... two-time team captain ... an All-New Jersey selection as a junior and senior ... named first-team All-Conference as a sophomore, junior and senior as she led Gloucester County in goals in all three seasons ... honored as first-team All-South Jersey, first-team Courier-Post and All-Gloucester Country Times as a junior and senior ... named to Philadelphia Inquirer's All-South Jersey second team in 2002 and 2003... one of the top 20 players in New Jersey according to the New Jersey Girls Soccer Association ... served as captain of the South Jersey Senior All-Star Team and played for the New Jersey State All-Star Team ... Team MVP as a senior ... also a member of the track and field and basketball teams ... earned All-Conference in 4x400 relay and 400 meters.
Personal: Daughter of Theresa and James Shields ... sister of James (32), Michael (27) and Kelly (29) ... other interests include snowboarding, surfing and jetskiing ... planning to major in business.