As far as we know Huntington Beach Senior Trevor Jackson is the only player ever with OC roots to play lacrosse at the international level. Jackson, who is the goalie for the Oilers during the spring and for FCA during the club season, represented Scotland this past July at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 World Lacrosse Championships in Turku, Finland. Scotland finished 9th out of 12 countries going 4-1 in the tournament defeating Wales, Netherlands and Korea( 2 times). The USA was 1st, Canada 2nd and the Iroquois Nation 3rd. Trevor got to meet players from all over the world and participate not only in great lacrosse but a great cultural exchange as well.
How did Trevor end up playing for Scotland? Trevor’s dad Richard, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, which gives Trevor dual Scottish/US citizenship. His Scottish citizenship qualifies him to represent Scotland on thier national team. The Jacksons contacted Scotland Lacrosse in June 2011 to make them aware of Trevor’s interest in international play, and Scotland Lacrosse responded with an invitation train in Scotland play a tournament in Manchester, England in August 2011. Scotland lacrosse was apparently impress with Trevor’s play because he was officially selected to play on the Scotland National Team in Dec. 2011. Trevor spent one week training in Glasgow with his teammates before heading to Finland for the World Championshsips from July 12-21, 2012.
Trevor plans to play with the Scotland National Team on their American Tour in Oct. 2013 where they will play college teams in New York. Based on that Tour and other tournaments in 2013, Scotland will select their National Team for the 2014 FIL World Championships in Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2014. Trevor hopes to be selected for that team.
Trevor credits HBHS Lacrosse and FCA Lacrosse with preparing him to play at the International level. Trevor has verbally committed to Rollins College (DII) in Winter Park, FL where he will get a great education and continue to develop his lacrosse skills at the next level.