Jordyne Helinski | Photo by Erin Pence
Jordyne Helinski started playing soccer at four years old and by the age of 10, was already competing on a travel team.
Helinski, 22, is now a forward on the Wright State Women’s Soccer team; she is currently leading the conference in shots and shots on goal and was Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week a few weeks ago. According to wsuraiders.com, during her high school career, she accumulated 106 goals, 45 of which were scored in one season.
Helinski believes college soccer to be a ‘huge learning curve;’ people think they know what to expect but are utterly wrong. “It’s like hitting a brick wall,” she said.
According to Helinski, the team’s pre-game hype songs are “Rock Star” by Hannah Montana and the “YMCA.”
“I have no idea why but this song gets everyone amped for our games,” said Helinski. “We all like to jump up and down while singing to it.”
Helinski is a Nursing major with a Psychology minor, as she has always wanted to work in the health field. After graduation, she plans to get her master’s in Nursing and work in a pediatric hospital.
Helinski chose Wright State after meeting the soccer team and other Nursing majors; she felt most comfortable here. Her twin brother and her sister felt the same way; her twin attends Wright State and her sister is also on the soccer team.
Helinski encourages fans to attend the team’s games.
“The team gets a lot of energy when we see more fans. We want to play for them and do as well as we can for all of them,” said Helinski.
Helinski is from Bellville, Ohio, which is two hours north near Mansfield.