Jing was born in China but grew up in Rochester, NY and Minneapolis. She is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate where she played varsity soccer and club lacrosse. Since graduating with a Psychology degree in 2014 she has served as a high school lacrosse, soccer & strength and conditioning coach, worked full-time as a childhood reading specialist and pursued her passion for personal training and powerlifting.
Jing still plays lacrosse competitively and is actively involved with China Lacrosse and on the Women's National Team as well as a current S&C/Boys Varsity Soccer Coach for Irondale HS and Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach for Mounds View HS.
She is also a Sankofa Clinician for US Lacrosse which aims to deliver quality lacrosse clinics to underrepresented communities to help increase overall participation in the sport and connect minority leaders and former players in the sport with the next generation of minority players.
When asked about the hiring, Jing said “I’m both incredibly grateful and excited for the opportunity to be the Director of Leagues and Events and the chance to surround myself with passionate and like-minded people. As I close out my time at school and reflect, I realize that every path followed, even the unintentional, has opportunity for growth and a potential for impact. Nevertheless, do not hesitate to reach for your path when it calls you. Here’s to a new chapter with Homegrown Lacrosse!”
“The rest of the staff and I are extremely excited about what Jing’s leadership and hard work will bring to the GNLL and our community at large. Please help us in welcoming her.” - Aron Lipkin, Co-Founder and Executive Director.
Dream Vacation: Barcelona, Spain to see Barcelona beat Real Madrid.
Favorite Restaurant: Pizza Luce, specifically "The Bear".
Must Have: A gym nearby!
2019 Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer Game- Mounds View/Stillwater
2019 Asian Pacific Championships
2019 Hong Kong Lacrosse Open
2019 Sankofa Clinic- South Carolina
2018 Singapore Classic
2018 Minneapolis Girls Varsity
2014 UW-Madison Women's Lacrosse