“I can’t sign yet, but I’m looking forward to the day when I can. I didn’t hesitate to make the verbal commitment, and the Brown coaches wanted me to make it official so I posted it on the Shamrocks’ website.”
The Shamrocks do quite a bit of traveling and play at different colleges, so Jacques had a good idea what would be a good fit for her. Clarkson University, Harvard, Vermont and Union were others high on her list.
The Boston Shamrocks, who practice at the Boston Bruins’ training facility in Wilmington, head for Washington, DC for the JWHL Challenge Cup next week. The league playoffs will be held in Vancouver early next month; the Shamrocks are the No. 2 the South Division.
“We go some place different every year,” said Jacques. “Last year it was in North Dakota and the year before that Colorado. There is a lot of traveling and every team comes to the same place for weekend competition.
“When I started playing for the Shamrocks U19s three years ago, I was the baby on the team,” she added. “I have two different worlds: my hockey family and my friends at Austin Prep. I love them both. My coaches (Josh Hechter and assistant Hailey Wood) have been pushing us a lot lately because the playoffs are coming up; we have a good chance to win it all.”