Hard-shooting All-America attackman in high school and college, IAC scoring leader for St. Albans School, Princeton University graduate, three-time national champion, Ivy League player of the year, member of US world championship squad, high-scorer and all-star in MLL, advocate, teacher, and national promoter of lacrosse.
Surely it is fitting that the first male inducted to the Potomac Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a player should be the most complete offensive player ever to emerge from the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Jesse Hubbard was a one-of-a-kind talent, his exploits the stuff of legend. As a seventh and eighth grader at St. Albans School, he played on the junior varsity squad and led the team in scoring both years. A four-year starter on the Bulldogs’ varsity team, Jesse netted over 50 goals each year, totaling 295 points over his career, an Interstate Athletic Conference record that may never be broken.
Quiet in demeanor, Jesse shared a relentless work ethic with his high school teammates and led them to continuous improvement. He was a consummate team player, at once selfless and at the same time, cognizant of the lead scoring role that was needed of him. Respectful of the game, Jesse adhered to meticulous practice habits and took pride in playing the game the right way. As a senior, he earned regional all-star honors and was named All-Met player of the year to accompany his All-America accolades.
Coveted by every top college lacrosse program, Jesse enrolled at Princeton in 1994, where he continued to improve his game. Named Ivy League rookie of the year, All-Ivy in each of his four seasons, and Ivy League player of the year, he helped the Tigers to four straight Ivy League titles. A three-time All-America selection, Jesse led his team to three consecutive NCAA championship titles and was selected to the all-tournament team on each occasion. He is Princeton’s all-time leading scorer and ranks ninth all-time in NCAA history in goals scored.
Following graduation, Jesse competed for Team USA as they captured the 1998 world championship. He earned rookie of the year honors in the professional indoor lacrosse league and has been a five-time all-star in the Major Lacrosse League with the New Jersey Pride. He has won the league scoring title three times.
A product and marketing consultant for Warrior Lacrosse for the past eight years, Jesse travels the country, giving talks to young lacrosse players and taking part in at least 25 youth camps a year. In addition, he serves as Director of Head First Lacrosse, a youth camp and clinic organization based in Washington, DC. Jesse resides in New York City and is engaged to Jade Khouri.