Athlete of the Year - Detail

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Athlete of the Year - Detail

Athlete of the Year - Detail

Jordan Thompson
Sumner High School

    The Soccer Coach at Sumner high school says it all. “Jordan Thompson is un-doubtedly the most impactful player that has gone through the Sumner Soccer program in my tenure of 14 years.” What prompts Robi Turley to make that state-ment? “How many defenders win back-to-back league MVP titles” she asks?

    How many are named to All-American teams and play in the Girls High School All-American Game in North Carolina? How many enroll in college as an early-entry and play in the Spring season at Gonzaga? How many are four-time all-league choices in 2A, 3A and 4A classifications? How many are two-time News Tribune Players of the Year? How many are TAC Athletes of the Year three years running?
    Those are just some of the honors which have been bestowed on Jordan. Now listen to what her coach has to say about her: “We have had a lot of good soccer players that went on to play Division I, II, III but its more than her soccer ability that makes her special. She has the ability to single-handedly change the outcome of games, change the level of intensity and inspire her teammates to be the best they can be. The love she shows daily for the game and her teammates is incredible. We are all blessed to know Jordan and be part of her journey.”

    And what does Jordan say about soccer and her future? “I’ve been wanting to play college soccer since the minute I stepped on the field when I was 4, so I’m super excited to do that. My expectations for myself are just to keep getting better. I don’t know if that will happen, so that’s kind of my goal.”

    Jordan’s high school career says it will happen. She had
    a 3.847 grade point average along with a list of honors in league and championship competition. She was first team All-League, South Puget Sound League Defensive MVP
    (both 3A and 4A), All Area and Player of the Year by the News Tribune, and an All-State choice on three occasions. No wonders she is the TAC’s Female Athlete of the Year and a $10,000 winner of the Sis Names Scholarship.

    Speaking about her awards, Thompson gives the credit to others. She calls her award “as much as a team award as it is my award. I mean without them, I wouldn’t be the player I am. I don’t know where I’d be without my defend-ers and teammates.”

    She’d be starring at soccer, that’s for sure.
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