Jane arrived at Clarstown North in September 1972, just as Title IX was affecting the opportunities for women in athletics. In four years at Clarkstown North she received 16 Varsity letters.
As a Freshman, Jane started on four varsity teams: field hockey, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. At this time, All-County selection
was done only for the boys’ teams. Jane’s sophomore year was the start of girl’s competition in the RCPSAL and Section IX. Jane again started for Clarkstown North in all four varsity sports. For the first time in Rockland County history an All-County girl’s team was chosen for both field hockey and basketball. Jane was selected to both of these historic teams. During Jane’s junior year the first All-County volleyball and tennis teams were selected. Jane has the honor of being chosen on both of those teams. During her high school career, Jane was chosen for every All-County team, in every sport she played, every year she played, for a total of ten All-County Team selections.
Jane’s future athletic career was to be on the field hockey field. In high school, as a center half, Jane led her team to an unprecedented four county championships and in four years her team lost only one game. Jane received an athletic scholarship to play field hockey at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was the first woman in Rockland County to receive an athletic scholarship to a major university. Jane started all four years for the Tar Heels. She received the highest recognition afforded a female collegiate athlete her junior and senior years by being selected to the first Team All-Deep South.
Jane graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1980 with a degree in accounting and currently lives in Congers with her husband Bill and sons John, Matt, and Kevin.