Get To Know Jackie Kerestine

Jackie Kerestine, a soccer athlete, continues the week for the Mean Green in February's Get To Know Your Mean Green Student-Athlete. Click on the video to meet Jackie.

The North Texas soccer team won the regular season and the conference championship in 2012. The Mean Green advanced to the NCAA Tournament and lost to Texas Tech in the opening round.

Enters 2012 as the career leader in goals against average (0.71) … Ranks 9th on the career saves list with 72 … Ranks 6th in career wins … Ranks 7th in career minutes played by a goalkeeper … Tied for 5th with 9 career shutouts

Set a North Texas single-season record with a goals against average of 0.71 … Ranked second on North Texas single-season list with 9 shutouts … Ranked fourth on North Texas' single-season save percentage list (.837) … Posted seven shutouts in the last 10 games of the year, and did not allow two goals in a single game after Sept. 18 … Led the Sun Belt Conference in goals against average, shutouts and save percentage in league games … Ranked 27th nationally in goals against average … Named to the All-Sun Belt Tournament team, after not conceding a goal in the tournament … Tied for second in a single season with 14 wins on the year … Named Soccer News Player of the Week on Oct. 3 for making six saves and posting two consecutive shutouts at ULM (Sept. 30) and at Louisiana-Lafayette (Oct. 2) … Named the 13th-best player in the Sun Belt Conference by Top Drawer Soccer … Saved a penalty kick against Middle Tennessee (Sept. 25) … Posted a scoreless streak of 378:59 from Sept. 23 to Oct. 7 … Finished the season with a scoreless streak of 314:18 spanning from Oct. 23 to the end of the season … Saved 10 shots at Arkansas State (Oct. 23) and vs. Western Kentucky (Nov. 3), both of which tie for seventh-most in a single game at North Texas … Picked up her first career shutout by making seven saves in a 1-0 victory at Houston (Sept. 2)

High School
Named Fort Worth Star-Telegram Player of the Year in 2011 ... Allowed only four goals in 26 games for a 0.15 GAA her senior season ... Did not allow a goal from Jan. 25 until overtime of the state title game on Apr. 16, a span of 19 straight shutouts ... Shut out the oponnent in all 22 of Hertiage's wins in 2011 ... Named to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super Team in 2010 and 2011 ... Named District Goalkeeper of the Year in 2010 and 2011 ... Led Colleyville Heritage to the 5A State Title game in 2011, before falling in overtime ... Helped Colleyville Heritage win the District 5-5A championship in 2009 and the Bi-District championship in 2010 ... Holds the Colleyville Heritage school record and qualified for regionals in the shot put ... Played club for Sting West '93.

Born July 2, 1993 in Irving, Texas ... Father, Paul, lettered for the Mean Green football team in 1978 and 1979 ... Mother, Diane, is a teacher ... Has one brother, Phillip, and one sister, Kerilyn.



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