By J.W. Campbell, Sportswriter
Triad senior Jordan Wilson recently made a commitment to attend Greenville University and play soccer for the Panthers beginning in the fall of this year.
Wilson said she choose Greenville over Wingate University in North Carolina and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
“I visited Greenville and it just felt very homey,” Wilson said. “That’s what I wanted and that’s exactly how it felt when I was there. I ruled out Wingate because it was too far away.”
The 5-1 Wilson said she plans on getting a degree in social work at Greenville.
“Jordan Wilson is a little spark plug up top for us,” Triad Girls Soccer Coach Matt Bettlach said. “She’s been playing wing for the last couple of years, but with the formation we went to this year, she has been playing forward.
“She absolutely a go getter. She’s build like a rock and low to the ground and so hard to get off the ball. Jordan is very tenacious and has that quick 1-2 touch that gets her by you. We like her speed up top and she does have the ability to finish.”
Last year Wilson finished the year with eight goals, one of which was a game winner. She also had six assists for the Lady Knights.
As a sophomore in the spring of 2017, Wilson had four goals and five assists.
So far this season, Wilson had four goals and four assists. Three of her four goals have been game winners this year.
Wilson will be playing for a Greenville University team that plays in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC). During the fall of 2018, the Panthers went 14-7-1 overall and 6-2-1 in conference action.
Wilson will join a roster that also includes Triad product Michelle Grotefendt. Last season, the Panthers also featured Triad alumni Maddie Saffel, who is a senior at Greenville University this academic year.
Jordan is the daughter of Kevin and Amanda Wilson.