Kevin Jackson (soccer)

Kevin Jackson (born July 5, 1978 in Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey) is an American soccer player.

Kevin Jackson
Personal information
Full name Kevin Jackson
Date of birth (1978-07-05) July 5, 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position(s) Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Central Jersey Riptide
2000–2001 Hershey Wildcats 15 (1)
2002 South Jersey Barons 10 (0)
2003–2005 Charleston Battery 43 (2)
2010–2011 Charleston Battery 36 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of July 20, 2013


College and AmateurEdit

Jackson graduated from Arthur P. Schalick High School,[1] and played college soccer at Lehigh University from 1996 to 1999. He holds the single game, season and career assists records at the school.[2]

During his college years Jackson also played for the Central Jersey Riptide of the USL Premier Development League.


Jackson was selected in the 6th round (68th overall) of the 2000 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire, and was drafted by the Hershey Wildcats of the USL A-League in the Territorial Round of the 2000 USL Draft.[3] After Chicago waived his contract rights, Jackson signed with the Wildcats and spent the 2000 and 2001 season with the team. In 2002, he played for the South Jersey Barons, and in 2003 he moved to the Charleston Battery, playing for the team through the 2005 season.

Jackson left the Battery at the end of 2005 to work as a youth soccer coach at Daniel Island Soccer Academy, but returned to play for the Battery in 2010; he played his first competitive game in over five years on April 17, 2010, in Charleston's 2010 season opener against the Charlotte Eagles.[4]


Charleston BatteryEdit


  1. ^ Huffman, Beth. "SCHALICK GRAD JACKSON HOPES HE'LL CATCH ON WITH MLS FIRE", The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 17, 2000. Accessed August 10, 2008.
  2. ^ Lehigh Soccer Records
  3. ^ 2000 Draft List Archived 2012-02-15 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2016-02-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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