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Jordon Vice ‘18 has cemented himself as one of the finest soccer players in Jesuit High School’s program. During the 2016-2017 season, he started as a Junior on the Varsity team, leading the team in assists.

Since September, Jordon has talked with multiple Division I college soccer programs, including University of San Francisco and the United States Air Force Academy. It was not until October that he announced his decision to take his talents to the University of California, Davis.

“I got a lot of offers from great programs,” said Jordon. “It’s hard to say what made me decide on Davis, but it felt like the right choice.”

It seems clear that no matter where he would end up playing, Jordon would see success. His dedication to soccer shows on the field.

“He stayed very consistent,” said Varsity Soccer Team Head Coach Mr. Paul Rose.  “I don’t think there was a game that he missed. He is a team player that cares about the guys around him and is always enthusiastic.”

Although he may be mentally ready to compete at the Division I college level, this level of play presents a whole new game. In preparing for college level soccer, it was important for Jordon to supplement his high school playing with more competitive club soccer.

“Playing club helped tremendously, along with Jesuit soccer, in the recruitment process,” said Jordon. “I actually got picked up from UC Davis, in the end, through my club – Placer United.”

Jordon’s club experiences prove that in order to be successful, it is necessary to challenge oneself beyond standard requirements. With high school soccer supplementing his year round club training, Jordon was able to make sure that he was ready to play at the college level.

“Physically I am prepared,” said Jordon. “I know that I have the size and confidence to be a force on the field when I am finally at the college level.”

Jordon’s career, up to this point, reaffirms his readiness to play the more competitive game. Being one of the top goal scorers in the league last year, one cannot deny the physical presence he displays on the field.

“Jordon definitely brings out the best in all of us,” said teammate Jack Sauls ‘18. “With all the talent on our team, I know that we can get our third section championship.”

Jesuit’s Soccer Team has won the San Joaquin Section Championship the past two seasons, and they hope this season will be no different.

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