Jeffrey L. Hacker '81
Hometown: Wilton, CT
Year Inducted: 1995
Other Sport Played: Soccer
Jeff Hacker was a tough and gritty athlete on the lacrosse and soccer fields for Brown. Coach Cliff Stevenson considered Jeff as one of Brown's most outstanding midfielders and he made sure that Jeff started at that position for three years (Jeff missed his freshman year due to injuries).
In high school, Jeff was All-State, All-New England and All-American, and his high school (Wilton, Connecticut) was state champion for two consecutive years. Twice Jeff was chosen first team All-Ivy, and in 1979 and 1981 he was the team's most valuable offensive player. Honors seemed to come naturally to Jeff, for he was twice named All-New England as well as All-American. Senior years, he was selected to play in the annual North-South Game. His teammates also honored him, selecting him as captain of the lacrosse and soccer teams.
Following graduation Jeff coached soccer and lacrosse at Yale for eight years and took the Yale lacrosse team to the Final Four.
Currently, Jeff is the owner and director of Camp Cedar and resides in Brookline.