Walpole, MA - Walpole Express Captain Kailey Jacobs (Westwood, MA) has committed to Division 3 NEHC Plymouth State University in New Hampshire for the Fall of 2016. Jacobs, a current senior at Westwood High School, and 2-year veteran of the Express squad is a hard-working, skilled forward with the ability to inspire a strong work ethic and dedication on any roster. Kailey becomes the third college commitment of the 2015-16 season.
“Coming in as the new coach of the team this season, Kailey impressed me from the get-go. From the first days of training camp in August, she impressed me with her skill, hard work and dedication. She is the type of player that never settles,” explains Express Head Coach Danielle Doherty. "It is going to be hard to replace Jacobs. We are really going to miss her on and off the ice. She plays every shift like it is her last. Her speed and work ethic will be a great addition to the fast pace and intense style that Coach Kilstein deploys at Plymouth State."
Jacobs has spent her two seasons as a leader of the team, serving as an alternate last season before being named Captain for the 2015-16 campaign.
“Kailey has such a huge impact on and off the ice. Not only is she a great hockey player, but she is an even better young lady," added Doherty. "Kailey has done a phenomenal job leading the team this year as captain and was an absolute pleasure to coach. There is no doubt in my mind that she will go on to lead the Plymouth State team in the years to come.”
Through 24 games, Jacobs is tied for the point lead, with 3 goals and 7 assists.
“To begin, I’d like to thank the Express Organization, I wouldn’t be where I am today without them," said Jacobs. "I would like to thank Coach Doherty and Coach Field for the time and effort they put into making me the best I could be, not only as a player but as a person."
"From being the assistant captain at Express last year, to the head captain this year; it has taught me leadership, responsibility and hard work. I hope to take what I’ve learned here at Express and continue on my journey with the dream of being a college athlete completed. Finally, a huge thank you to my parents for all their sacrifices; for all the times they have stood in my corner of the rink!”
“Everyone from the Express organization congratulates Kailey and wishes her the best of luck with her future endeavors. Thank you for giving us a great two years, you will be missed!,” Doherty said.