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Jordan joins Wolves program
Alcovy senior soccer player Alex Jordan (center) made her collegiate pledge to West Georgia Thursday afternoon. Pictured with Jordan are her parents, Chad and Ashley Walden and coaches Philip Davidson and Anna Hebert. - photo by Matt Smith

Alcovy soccer player Alex Jordan will join the West Georgia Wolves’ program next season, the senior announced in front of teammates, coaches, friends and family Thursday at Alcovy High School.

The four-year varsity starter has four goals and two assists in the Lady Tigers’ first four games, scoring a goal while assisting on another in Alcovy’s 3-1 victory earlier this week.

Jordan selected the Wolves over Piedmont College, LaGrange College, Point University and Georgia Gwinnett College.

“I’m very excited to know that I have the opportunity to continue my playing career next season at West Georgia,” Jordan said. “I loved the school. I really clicked with the coach and their players on my visit. I had a chance to get to see the school and practice with my future teammates and everything went perfect up there. I loved every minute of it.”

The Lady Tigers’ part time center midfielder and striker has totaled 32 goals in her four seasons and 27 assists, netting 15 goals last season during her junior campaign. Jordan’s season-high in assists came in 2012, when Jordan tallied 10 helpers.

Alcovy coach Anna Hebert said that Jordan has been a leader in the Lady Tigers’ program since her freshman season.

“I’m really proud of Alex,” Hebert said. “She’s the first girl I’ve had for four years in a row and to move on (to the collegiate level). I’m glad that she’s going to be able to go on and do that because she has a passion for the sport.”

Hebert said Jordan’s biggest strength has been her ability to help her teammates.

“Her ability to assist on shots (is her biggest strength),” she said. “She’s not our leading scorer, but a lot of the time she has the most assists. She has great ball control. She can hang on to the ball and get through a lot of different people. She offers a lot of leadership to the other girls on the team. “

West Georgia compiled a 2-14-1 overall record in 2014, going 2-7-1 in Gulf South conference play.