Jasenak was a sixth-grader watching her brother play a soccer match at Tabb. Wilson, who was new as the Tigers field hockey coach, spotted her, chatted her up and suggested she play field hockey.
"I guess she thought I was athletic looking," Jasenak said. "I told her I didn't know if I wanted to do that and asked, 'Field hockey, what's that?' "
Several weeks later, Jasenak's older sister bought her a field hockey stick for her birthday. Jasenak was not thrilled.
"I started crying because I thought it was the worst birthday gift ever,"
Soon after, Jasenak began using the stick for the Tabb Middle School team. Julia Aymonin, Grace Wusk and Lauren Neff were among those who joined her, receiving guidance and encouragement from Wilson early on.
Together, those four, now seniors, would go on to do great things at Tabb. They helped the Tigers win four consecutive A/AA state titles, finish 24-0 in three seasons and win 94 of 97 games during their career.
"It's hard to say one (state championship) is your favorite, but man this one feels really good," Wilson said. "Mainly because these girls were babies when I first had them and they won their first state championship.
"Bri (Jasenak) and Neffy (Neff) and Julia (Aymonin) and Grace (Wusk) are able to say they were a part of four of them. To watch the effort they've put forward and carry the team to the level it's been at, I'm really proud of what they've done."
Wilson is proud, too, of Jamie Bourgeois, Hollie MacDonald and Liz Warness, who also played on those middle school and earned three state championship rings apiece. The seven senior starers played huge roles on a 2011 team that set a state record for all classifications in allowing only one goal this season, as Tabb outscored the opposition 158-1.
Warness, the goalie, posted 22 consecutive shutouts, seven more than the previous record. Oh, and Tabb is ranked No. 3 nationally by TopOfTheCircle.com, the Internet authority of the sport.
"I think it's going to be very difficult to replace those seven, not just their skill level, but their off-the-field contributions," Wilson said. "They did a good job mentoring the younger players.
"We finally have to rebuild, but the girls coming back have the desire to keep the program moving forward."
The returning group includes starters Macy Peebles, Marissa O'Brien, Besty Wusk and Hayley Mills. Reserves Taylor Omweg, Courtney King, Chelsea Portuese, Melissa Progar, Alison Harmatz, Maddie Landers, Hailey Vann, Courtney O'Brien, Erin Fenton, Kiran Bagalkotkar and Morgan Ames will look to help the Tigers reload.
Omweg, a sophomore, has two state championship rings in field hockey and a third state title as part of the Tigers' winning 1,600-meter relay team this past spring. Scoring a goal in the final might have been her most special moment, because she could dedicate it to her grandfather: Charlie Hovis.
Hovis, who coached Tabb to three state football titles, has been ill and could not be at the game.
"I scored for him," Omweg said. "He trained me in running and kind of made me who I am.
"It's a way of paying him back. I hope he remembers this."
The Tigers left many with memories. The ones they'll keep are of the great accomplishments they achieved together.
"We just clicked perfectly," said Aymonin, Tabb's all-time leading scorer. "You can't get a team like Tabb's anyway, to have people that are so devoted and want to work so hard.
"Every single girl, whether they're on the field or on the bench, wanted this dream to happen."