#14 Jackie Welch

Defense

Class Senior
Hometown Winnetka, Ill.
High School Winnetka

Honors

2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

2018: Welch wrapped up her senior season playing all 21 games for the Commodores and starting in 13 of them…She finished the season with one goal, which ended up being a game-winning goal…The game-winner came as the opening goal in a 2-0 victory over Western Kentucky.

2017: Played in all 22 games and made six starts for the Commodores as a redshirt sophomore… Posted four goals and 27 shots in 945 minutes on the season… Posted a season-high three shots on goal in 67 minutes vs. Santa Clara in the NCAA Tournament second round on November 17… Played 16 minutes off the bench in the Commodores’ NCAA Tournament first round win over Ohio State on November 10… Scored her fourth goal of the year in the regular season finale against Auburn on October 26… Scored a goal vs. Missouri on September 29… Started two SEC matches against LSU and Florida… Scored a goal and took five shots against Lipscomb on September 10… Played a season-high 72 minutes and took six shots against her former team, Indiana, on September 1… Scored the game-winning goal in overtime of the season opener against Tennessee Tech on August 18, a 1-0 Vanderbilt win… Named to the 2017 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

2016: Competed in 18 games throughout her debut season with Vanderbilt… Started 10 competitions for the Commodores… Earned first Commodore goal in game-winning overtime fashion in season opener at Miami (Ohio) (94:17)… Earned 874 minutes… five goals, ten points and two game-winners… Earned goals against Jackson State, Murray State, No. 14 Texas A&M (game-winner) and Ole Miss… Named to the 2016-17 First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2015 (Indiana University): Redshirted during her freshman season with the Hoosiers before transferring to Vanderbilt in summer 2016.

Personal: Began playing soccer at the age of six… transferred to Vanderbilt from Indiana… came because, “I thought Vanderbilt was the perfect school to play for, not only because of the academics, but the soccer team seems to be headed in such a great direction now. Also, . Nashville is such a fun place to be at this time.”… First family member to attend Vanderbilt, after 27 members went to Indiana… Favorite sport besides soccer is basketball… Has three siblings; Austin, Lucy and Wiley… Captain of both high school soccer and basketball teams.