#NationalSigningDay2023: Jackson Curtis signs to play Lacrosse at Lewis University


Brian Bedard

Senior Jackson Curtis signs his National Letter of Intent and commits to play lacrosse at Lewis University.

by Abby Childers, Sports Editor

On February 1, Jackson Curtis signed his National Letter of Intent to continue both his academic and athletic career at Lewis University playing Division II lacrosse.

Curtis is a standout player for Linganore’s varsity lacrosse team, where he has played goalie for the past four years.

However, Linganore was not where he started his career in lacrosse. Curtis was introduced to lacrosse by his father at just 5 years old and instantly fell in love with the sport.

This season marks Curtis’s 13th year playing lacrosse. He most recently played for the club team, MadLax.

Coach Rich Thompson, Linganore head coach, described him as someone who “leads by example.”

Many of his teammates also commend Curtis for being a leader. As a senior goalie, he mentors those looking to follow in his footsteps and assists in coaching Linganore’s future varsity starter.

Curtis’ mom, Melanie Curtis, said, “He is just a very dedicated person … he is very committed to everything that he does.”

This is apparent both on and off the field. Besides being a phenomenal lacrosse player, Curtis is also a dedicated student. “There is a very big flight program [at Lewis], so I’ll learn how to be a great pilot as well as compete in the [lacrosse] program that I was very interested in,” Curtis said.

Since he hopes to become a pilot and Lewis University is known for their outstanding aviation program, it was a perfect fit.

Jackson Curtis will start his senior high school season next month. After falling short in the regional championship last year as a junior, he hopes to win a state championship this year to add to his many successes at Linganore and jumpstart his college career.