Meharg on Ciconte: "Jackie has spent the offseason nursing a sore back, but will be ready and back to form come preseason. She's a finisher and has great reception of the ball under pressure. We'll look for her to have a great senior year."
As a junior in 2004: Named co-ACC Player of the Week after scoring two goals in a pivotal ACC contest vs. No. 4 Duke (Oct. 9), tallying the game winner in overtime ... third on the team in goals and points, notching double-digit goals on the season for the second-straight year ... saw playing time in every game, starting in 14 ... scored a pair of goals in back-to-back contests vs. Drexel (Sept. 5) and Massachusetts (Sept. 11), adding an assist vs. the Dragons for a career-high five points ... knocked in game-winner in 6-0 thumping of long-time rival Old Dominion (Sept. 4) ... also had a goal and an assist for three points in the win at Virginia (Oct. 2).
As a sophomore in 2003: An All-ACC and NFHCA second team All-America honoree ... named first team All-Mid Atlantic Region by the NFHCA ... the most efficient scorer on the team, converting on 37.8 percent of shots attempted ... tied for second on the team with four game-winning goals and second with four multiple-goal games ... scored game winner vs. Virginia 33 seconds after the Cavaliers tallied the game-tying goal and just over a minute left to play in the game (Oct. 4) ... posted a goal and an assist in the 3-2, overtime victory at North Carolina (Oct. 25), en route to ACC Player of the Week honors ... strung together a five-game scoring streak from Sept. 14-26, tallying two goals in back-to-back games vs. Rutgers (Sept. 13) and Pacific (Sept. 13) ... ninth in the ACC with 0.71 goals per game ... played in every game and a starter in every match but one.
As a freshman in 2002: Second-highest scoring freshman on the team, tallying six goals and an assist for 13 points ... a sparkplug off the bench, played in 19 games, starting the last four contests of the season ... made first-collegiate start in 3-2 overtime victory in the ACC Tournament semifinals ... knocked in rebound for first-career goal in the 49th minute, which proved to be the game-winner, in the 3-1 win over No. 14 Cal (Sept. 29) ... tied game at 1-1 with a goal before the end of the half in the 3-2 loss to No. 9 North Carolina (Oct. 26) ... first-career assist came against No. 8 James Madison (Oct. 27), recording a helper on the Terp's second tally of the match ... gave UM an early 1-0 lead in the eventual NCAA Tournament win over No. 16 William & Mary (Nov. 16).
Before Maryland: Multi-sport performer, was named Delaware's 2002 High School Female Athlete of the Year ... 2001 regional All-American in field hockey and a two-time first team all-state selection as well ... a standout squash, lacrosse and basketball player throughout her high school tenure ... earned all-state honors in lacrosse as well ... served as captain of the field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams during her career.
Personal: Jackie is the daughter of Diane and Edward Ciconte ... has two sisters, Andrea Scerba (30) and Michele Alvernini (27) ... an honor roll student and accomplished singer who was a lead in her high school musical and a member of the concert and tour chamber choirs ... active volunteer with the MS Society and as a volunteer clinician at the Developmental Children's Center ... a criminal justice major.
CICONTE'S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP GS G A TP Sh. GWG DS PS 2002 19 4 6 1 13 20 3 0 0-0 2003 24 23 17 3 37 45 4 0 0-0 2004 23 14 11 3 25 45 2 0 0-0 Totals 66 41 34 7 75 110 9 0 0-0
CICONTE'S SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Goals: 2, seven times (last vs. Duke, Oct. 9, 2004)
Assists: 1, seven times (last at Virginia, Oct. 2, 2004)
Points: 5, vs. Drexel (Sept. 5, 2004)