Committed to the Grind, Jordyn Case Ready for the Under Armour All-America Game

PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER CASE


Jordyn Case has done plenty of traveling throughout her young life. Growing up in Charlotte, N.C, Case frequently would board flights bound for New York for club practices and training.

As Case closes out her high school journey, she will participate in this weekend’s Under Armour All-America Game in Baltimore. Case was the only girls All-American invited from North Carolina and will be one of just three from the Deep South to participate.

At this weekend’s game, she’ll go against future Stanford teammate Maddigan Miller from Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) High School. They’ll both be joined by fellow Stanford signee Annabel Frist of St. Stephen’s-St. Agnes (Va.).

Case is looking forward to seeing old foes on the field this weekend.

“I am super excited,” Case said. “They sent out the itinerary, and it’s going to be fun. It’s weird because I played against them in club pretty much every year, so it’s exciting to play with them before playing against them again in college.”

Case first picked up a lacrosse stick at age 7 after years spent swimming and playing soccer. Case said that it came between soccer and lacrosse.

“I definitely went with lacrosse because it is a new sport and it has more room to grow,” Case said. “I was excited to start something new because lacrosse wasn’t very big in Charlotte, and now it is.”

By the time she got to the fourth grade, Case was frequently on the plane to join her club teammates on Long Island. Her father said it was common for her to fly to and from Charlotte six or seven times a year to be with her club team.

“Just a tremendous commitment out of a young kid, and she has continued to do that,” her father Peter Case said. “She works out with a strength trainer twice a week. She does dodging-specific training. We were just at the Big 4 Committed Games the last three days, and yesterday, she was working out after three long days of lacrosse.”

It was a goal early on for her to reach the collegiate level. Peter Case knew that if his daughter was going to become a collegiate lacrosse athlete, getting her seen in Charlotte during the era of early recruiting wasn’t “going to happen.”

“We have a lot of friends on Long Island, so coach [Carol] Rose said, ‘Hey, bring her up, we’ll watch her.’ To coach Rose’s credit, she said, ‘Yeah, we’ll take her. We’ll figure out a way to make it work,’” Peter Case said.

Case also participated in the Charlotte Styles club program and Weddington High School’s varsity program. Weddington has graduated a number of players to the NCAA Division I level in recent years, including Michigan’s Meryl Johnson and Arizona State’s Flynn Murphy.

Peter Case, who also coached at Weddington, credited the growth of the Charlotte Styles program, adding that the club became a viable proving and training ground for his daughter and others. He said the program is now boasting nearly a half-dozen collegiate recruits per year.

“That program has been helpful to her,” he said.







Having much of the 2020 season wiped out due to the pandemic, Case said she would put workouts on her calendar, which kept her motivated to stay in shape for her final year at Weddington.

In 19 games for Weddington during her senior season, Case scored 82 goals and added 53 assists. Despite coming up short of winning a state title in 2021, she said this was an enjoyable year, as the squad brought in a number of freshmen who contributed.

Case picked up track while in high school as a sprinter. Peter Case said that picking up track made his daughter more explosive inside the eight-meter arc. This year, Case was the state runner-up in the 100-meter dash. She was also part of a state champion relay team.

“It is hard for defenders to cover her,” he said.

Case will become a fourth-generation college athlete when she gets to Stanford. Her father played football and her mother played soccer in college. Case’s grandfather was a goalie at Colgate in the 50s.

She joins a Stanford program that won a Pac-12 championship and had an unbeaten regular season in 2021. With the NCAA’s rule allowing an additional year of eligibility due to the pandemic, Stanford is set to return its leading scorers from 2021.

“I didn’t want to go somewhere and just be a good lacrosse player,” Case said. “I wanted to make a difference and be part of a team to be the first to win a national championship for the school. Plus, for the academics. A Stanford degree is awesome to have after you graduate.”

Case is looking forward to joining a program that frequently competes for conference titles and NCAA tournament appearances.

When she gets to Stanford, she says she’d like to study microbiology to eventually become a doctor, but she is still weighing her options.

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