NCAA Commitment A Dream Come True For Taryn Jacobs
The move to NCAA hockey in a little over a year’s time will be a dream come true for Taryn Jacobs.
Jacobs committed earlier this spring to play NCAA Division I hockey for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
“I’ve dreamed of continuing my hockey career at the university level for years and to see this coming true is exhilarating,” Jacobs told CKSN.
“I was enthusiastic to make my commitment and be able to share the news with everyone throughout the community who has supported me through this process.”
A Walpole Island product, Jacobs has been playing for the PWHL’s Southwest Wildcats. Several of her teammates also made NCAA commitments this year including former Chatham hockey players Brooke Campbell (Connecticut), Sarah Marchand (Robert Morris), Bri Eid (LIU), and Milana Butera (LIU).
In her rookie season in the PWHL, Jacobs, who has long been considered one of the area top hockey prospects, collected 12 points in 36 games.
Jacobs also represented Team Ontario at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, and is an alumni of both the Chatham Outlaws and Bluewater Hawks organizations.
Now, she’s focused on preparing for RPI, and helping the school’s hockey program succeed.
“The coaching staff at RPI made me feel welcome all throughout my recruiting process and it was awesome getting to know them as well as learning more about the school,” Jacobs explained.
“I really liked the idea of being at a smaller school and the hockey program is well supported here. I feel RPI is a place I’ll be able to excel in my academics and athletics all while growing as an individual.”