Jordan Green tried a variety of sports and activities when she was younger.
Green danced but didn’t like being on stage. She also did gymnastics and tried soccer. Nothing caught her attention like lacrosse.
“Went to a high school clinic and I was immediately hooked,” Green said. “Those other things weren’t where my heart was. And once I tried lacrosse, I loved it.”
After the sophomore season Green had for Chapin, it looks like she made the right call. She led the team in goals (50), assists (24) and points (74) in helping the Eagles to their first state championship appearance.
Green also added plenty of postseason honors and was named The State’s Midlands Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year.
“I will just remember how hard we worked to come here and it was a learning experience because we never made it this far,” Green said of the season. “Making it to state was such a big accomplishment. Next year, we are going to work even harder to win state because it means that much more to us.”
Green credited her teammates for the success she had this year and her mother, Jen, who is the Eagles coach and played lacrosse in high school before suffering an injury in college.
Lacrosse has been a way the two bond. Jen Green says her daughter sometimes wants to do extra work at home after a long practice.
“It is exciting that she is playing in the sport I participated and it’s fun watching her,” Jen Green said. “She has just flourished and it’s been an amazing experience and we get to spend so much time together.”
Jordan Green said being a coach’s kid has its positives and negatives. Her mom admits she is harder on her than other players, but Jordan is used to it.
“With my mom being the coach I get a lot of feedback, but she has got my best interest,” Jordan said. “We talk all the time. My mom is my best friend.”
Green is part of a young and talented Chapin team, which should continue to contend for titles the next few years.
Green is starting to get some college interest and plays with some tough competition over the summer. She played with a travel team from Florida last summer and will play with a team from Maryland this year.
The rising junior also will represent South Carolina on the Brine National Team, which has some of the top players from the Carolinas.
“She always is striving part to take her game to the next level,” Jen Green said. “She really was a leader on the field and quarterback of the team. It’s cool to see her step into that role this year and I’m excited to see what the future holds for her.”