Lionel Jackson
Lionel  Jackson

RS Senior

Southfield, Mich.

High School:
Birmingham Groves

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160



2006: Started 15 of 16 matches at left back...tallied three assists...posted first career assist on game-tying goal against No. 12 Notre Dame (9/17)...added helpers in BIG EAST matches against Syracuse (9/23) and Louisville (9/27)...named team's most improved player.

2005: Missed entire season with knee injury.

2004: Played in 12 matches, making first career start in the season-opener against IUPUI ... scored first career goal against Bowling Green.

High School: Three-time all-state, all-region, all-district and all-league honoree at Birmingham Groves High School... posted 43 goals and 31 assists in high school career ... named to all-academic team all four years ... all-area honoree in football as a senior.

Club: Helped Michigan Metrostars to state cup final ... ranked 14th in the nation ... won the state cup championships with Vardar for four consecutive years ... were regional finalists in 2000 and 2003 ... ranked eighth in the nation ... played on state Olympic Development team since 1998 ... was regional team member for two years.

Personal: Born Oct. 3, 1986 ... son of Leon and Sharon Jackson.

Academic Major: Psychology.

Honors: Topcat Scholar (Winter 2005)...Bearcat Scholar (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006)...Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2004-05)...one of four UC student-athletes that took part in Apple Conference in January of 2007, which promoted student-athlete wellness and substance abuse prevention.