Burns/East’s Jordan Griess is excited to stay close to home after committing to Wyoming for soccer

Published: Aug. 16, 2023 at 11:03 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming women’s soccer team will soon add another in-state star.

In early August, Burns student and East soccer player Jordan Griess announced her plans to be a Cowgirl. She said that one of the significant factors in her decision was the ability to remain near her family.

”The biggest thing is how close it was to home. I’m a really big homebody. I love my family, and I wanted to be somewhere close to them,” Griess said.

The Cowgirls will certainly be getting offensive versatility and firepower in Griess. She flashed both her playmaking and scoring skills last season for East; her 15 assists were good for second in 4A, and when you add that to the seven goals she netted she was top ten in total points.

Griess’ play last season earned the forward her first all-state selection, and this year she’ll once again be a focal point of the Lady T-Birds attack. However once her senior year is over, she’s excited to keep improving around other Division I athletes.

“Just to be able to grow. The high school level and college level are clearly two completely different things, so I’m just going to be happy to see how far I can go as a player,” Griess said.

Griess will continue to participate in three sports this year; she’ll run cross country in the fall for Burns, help defend the Lady Broncs’ 2A state basketball championship during the winter, and shift to East in the spring for her final high school season on the pitch.