Walter N. Jackson
Walter N. Jackson
Hometown: New Bedford, MA
Team: Soccer

Walter N. Jackson '39
Hometown:
New Bedford, MA
Sport:
Soccer
Year Inducted:
1972

Walter N. Jackson ’39 was an outstanding player underCoach Sam Fletcher during the first golden era of Brown soccer. Asa sophomore, he was a member of the undefeated New Englandchampionship team that recorded Brown’s first soccer victoryover Yale. Anchoring the defense from his center halfback position,Jackson helped lead the Bruins to a 8-1-2 record the next year, theonly loss being a 1-0 decision at West Point. This 1937 teamoutscored its 11 opponents 28-4, posting shutouts in the last sixgames. Jackson’s speed and aggressive style of play made hima valuable man in the center of the field, both on offense anddefense. The New Bedford High School graduate was always adangerous scorer and pumped five goals home in each of his firsttwo seasons. Jackson captained the Bruins in 1938 and moved up tocenter forward, where he was a constant scoring threat. At the endof the season, Jackson was named center forward on the All-Eastteam and gained honorable mention All-American.