By Karissa Fogel
"Growing up, just give me a soccer ball. I was the happiest on the field," said Melanie (Brennan) Jackson, who was one of the top defenders at the University of Washington during the 1991-94 seasons. Jackson helped to build the foundation of what has now become a competitive program that has certainly made a name for itself.
Jackson was second-team All-America in 1993 and made the All-West team in 1994.
In 1994, Washington was ranked No. 18. During the NCAA tournament, UW beat No. 15 Oregon 3-0 in the West Regional first round. UW then went on to play No. 3 Stanford in the West Regional semifinal, a game that finished at 0-0, but Stanford won on a 6-5 penalty kick shootout decision.
The program has grown since Jackson's time at Washington.
Read the full story here: http://www.pac-12.org/SoccerW/Tabid/1458/Article/137480/Husky-Soccer-Building-A-Program.aspx.