Brizard on Watkins: “Another fighter
in the middle, Jacquie is one of our mainstays in the midfield.
She’s a tireless worker. She will do anything to win, which
is that kind of mindset we want in the middle of the field.
She’s going to dig into you, she’s going to tackle,
she’s going to win balls, and that’s exactly what we
want out of that position. “
In 2011 (Junior): Jacquie was one of
Tech’s most efficient offensive threats in 2011, finishing
with two goals and four points on the season. She played and
started all 19 games and saw nearly 1,400 minutes on the season.
Jacquie took 10 shots, putting seven on goal to post a shot-on-goal
percentage of .700 and a shot percentage of .200. She scored both
of her goals in a 4-1 win over UNC Asheville on Aug. 28, scoring on
breakaways both times. One of those goals was the game-winner,
coming in the 19th minute and giving Tech a 2-0 lead.
In 2010 (Sophomore): Jacquie played in 16
games as a sophomore in 2010, starting two matches, and tying for
third on the team in points with four. She scored a goal and was
second on the team in assists with two. Her only goal on the season
played a crucial role in helping Tech launch a comeback to take
Louisiana Tech into sudden-death overtime on Sept. 15. She also
provided a timely assist to help the Golden Eagles score their only
goal of the game just before halftime in a 1-0 win over Southeast
Missouri on Oct. 15. She was named to the Athletic Director’s
Honor Roll as well as the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
In 2009 (Freshman): Appearing in all 22 games for
Tech, Jacquie posted a very efficient .647 shots-on-goal percentage
in 2009. She was tied for third on the team in assists with
HIGH SCHOOL: Jacquie comes to Tennessee Tech from
Mililani, Hawaii, as a forward. Through three seasons at Aiea High
School, she has earned all-division first and second team honors,
two team Most Outstanding Offensive Player awards, and has served
as a team captain for soccer as well as cross-country.
CLUB/ODP EXPERIENCE: Jacquie has been to two US
Club U-18 National championship tournaments, including a third
place finish in 2007. She is a six-time ODP participant, and
traveled to ODP camp five times. In 2008 she was selected as one of
five soccer players from Hawaii to attend region IV camp in
PERSONAL: The daughter of Gearl and Janet
Watkins…born June 4, 1991…full name is Jacqueline
Leigh Watkins…majoring in Psychology.