Jefferson senior Buddy Jacobus broke the school career assist record in soccer and is still going. A record of 22 career assists which has been held for decades was finally taken down by the soccer stud.
In the Falcons’ 14th game of its historic season, at Vernon high school, Jacobus finally broke the record he has been chasing since freshman year, with his 23rd career assist.
“I was always working for the record and it means a lot that I’ve finally got it.”
Although Jacobus’ excellence as a player has been on display over the past four years, his coach, Travis Gage, spoke more about his character than anything else.
“As a person, you can’t ask for a better person or a better teammate. His personality shines and we definitely feed off it as a team,” Gage said.
Although he’s reached his goal, Jacobus is not done racking up assists. On October 17, the record holder extended his hold by tallying two more assists, for a total of 25, in the Falcons senior night victory over Wallkill Valley 3-1.
Not only has Jacobus been stellar sharing the ball, but he is also top five on the high school’s all time goals list with 34 and counting. All that said, Jacobus has been a major part in the soccer program’s turnaround during his four-year-span in JTHS.
However, his job is not yet complete as the Falcons were given the number one seed in their state tournament, which means they will have an opportunity for an all-home playoff bracket. This also means Jacobus will have plenty more opportunities to add on to his record.