Jackie was a four-year letter winner as a midfielder at Northbridge High. She racked up 40 career goals and 24 assists, which included leading all Worcester County “A” League players in scoring with 15 goals and nine helpers as a senior captain. She was a two-time First Team Southern Worcester Country “A” League All-Star in 2017 and 2018. An All-Central Massachusetts League All-Star in 2018. Puda played soccer at the club level in the NPL and Region One League for Spirit of Liverpool. SLFC was NPL Region One State Champions in 2016.
Puda completed her first year in college at Division I, St. Francis College Brooklyn. She appeared in all 17 matches and made 16 starts for the Terriers, who were competing in their first season as a Division I program. Puda attempted 14 shots, including four on target.
Puda chose to transfer based on a blend of academics and sports. “I chose Connecticut College for the mix of challenging academics and high-level athletics. I could also tell it would be a positive and tight-knit community.”
Puda will major in Psychology at Conn College.