Union hockey #TBT: Jeff Jiampetti

Captained 1993-94 team.
Jeff Jiampetti captained the 1993-94 Union College hockey team that made the ECAC Hockey tournament for the first time.
Jeff Jiampetti captained the 1993-94 Union College hockey team that made the ECAC Hockey tournament for the first time.

The Union hockey program celebrates its 25th anniversary season this year. On Thursdays during the season, The Daily Gazette will look back at some of the players who were part of the program.

Jeff Jiampetti

YEARS PLAYED AT UNION: 1990-94. His first year was team’s final Division III season.


CAREER STATISTICS: 100 games, 33 goals, 34 assists for 68 points. He was team captain his senior season.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO COME TO UNION?: As a native of Upstate New York, my decision to attend Union was a simple one given my familiarity with the college. During my tenure at Northwood, I had the opportunity to play at Union and was very impressed with the players and coaches alike. It was an opportunity to continue my hockey career and receive a first-class education, so I applied early decision and the rest is history.

WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF IN YOUR TIME AT UNION?: Throughout my life and up until I attended Union, I was accustomed to winning. I was a member of five New York State championship teams [at St. John’s Academy in Plattsburgh], won a bronze medal in the Empire State Games, two conference Super Bowl championships and a final four appearance in baseball. Being part of an organization making the transition from Division III to Division I was an amazing opportunity that presented many challenges. Most of all, having to dedicate oneself as a member of a team to overcome so much adversity and really looking internally as to how as an individual, you could effect the overall balance of the team, had a lot to do with my personal growth.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: My most memorable moment on the ice came during my last weekend series at home against Cornell and Colgate. Sweeping that weekend and securing an ECAC playoff berth for the first time at the Division I level was a huge step for our program and one that I am very proud to have been part of. Not to mention that I think I had six or seven points that weekend.

WHAT HE’S DOING NOW: Vice president of national account sales for Adecco USA, which as part of the Adecco Group, is the world’s largest HR solutions/services organization.

HOW DID YOUR PLAYING CAREER INFLUENCE YOUR LIFE AFTER UNION?: My playing career influenced my life significantly and outside of my family, has had the single greatest impact in shaping who I am today. I remain to this day, as competitive as ever and thrive on being challenged. I just recently completed two Olympic Triathlons in back-to-back weekends this past September as an ambassador for Adecco’s Win4Youth Program which raises funds for Youth Education Programs around the world.

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