The “Jacobe Jersey”
The “Jacobe Jersey” is a jersey earned each week by an individual in the Boys’ Basketball Program at Windham. This individual is voted on by coaches who display hard work, being a good teammate and making his team better with his attitude and behavior.
The jersey is in remembrance of Jason Jacobe, a 2002 graduate of Windham High School. Jason was diagnosed in 2016 with ALS and passed away in 2018 at just 34 years old.
Born November 9, 1983, Jason Jacobe was a fixture on Windham sports fields for nearly two decades. Jason grew up playing youth sports such as baseball, basketball, and soccer throughout the years. As a 2002 graduate of WHS, Jason was a 3-sport varsity athlete in soccer, basketball, and track and field. In 2000, Jason helped lead the Eagles soccer team to the Western Maine Class A title game and was a named a team captain for the 2001 season. In 2001, Jason was selected for Southern Maine Athletic Association first team, Western Maine Class A first-team honors, and was an All-State honorable mention selection.
In addition to excelling on the field, Jason earned SMAA all-academic team honors and graduated as the valedictorian of the WHS class of 2002. Jason continued his athletic career at the University of Maine, earning starts in all 4 seasons with the Black Bears Men’s Soccer team. Jason started in every game for the Black Bears in 2004 and 2005, and was named team captain in 2006.
Jason continued to excel in the classroom and was named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll in each of his 4 seasons. In 2004, Jason was named to the ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. In 2006 Jason was named a Maine Scholar-Athlete, and received the M Club Dean Smith Award as the top male scholar-athlete. Jason graduated from Maine in 2007 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, finishing with a 3.78 GPA.
Jason’s academic and athletic accomplishments can be seen in the halls of Windham High School and his impact on his teammates are memories they will never forget. He was the epitome of what a student-athlete should be both on and off the playing field. His leadership and ability to rally guys around him were unmatched, he was the definition of a great teammate.
Our program will promote the individual that has the character, determination, attitude and work ethic Jason Jacobe possessed. We honor him with our Jacobe Jersey and our student athletes strive to emulate the impact Jason left at Windham High School.