Jackie Cifarelli, a 2015 graduate from the Ohio State University, had a very successful playing career in her four years at the university. She left the program as the all-time assists leader, and finished second in points. She is also third all-time in assists in NCAA history. Her individual awards also included a three-time IWLCA Regional All-American and a two-time American Lacrosse Conference All-Conference Team selection. Once Ohio State moved to the Big Ten, she was selected to the inaugural 2015 All-Big Ten Conference team and 2015 All-Big Ten Tournament team.
In the summer of 2015, she began her assistant coaching career at Drexel University. In her two years at Drexel, she specialized in offensive game planning, helping increase the team’s goals per game, assists per game and draw controls per game. She also helped with other duties such as creating practice plans, scouting reports, breaking down film, coordinating team travel and recruiting.