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Sports Spotlight: Emily Jordan | Observer Preps

Outside hitter for the Winter Park girls volleyball team is hoping to have a big senior year.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

Few athletes lead their teams better than Emily Jordan. The senior outside hitter leads the Winter Park

Wildcats girls volleyball in multiple categories and has become a force on the court. With it being her last year at Winter Park, Jordan is hoping to continue her volleyball playing at the next level.


How long have you been playing volleyball?

I’ve been playing volleyball since I was about 6 or 7. My sister started, so I just kind of followed her, because I thought it was fun.


What is your favorite part about playing volleyball?

I love the team and the girls. It’s really fun, because you always have someone there who has your back, so it is mainly just having a teammate and just having a place to go to. It’s also just fun because the sport is just fun — so we all just get along really well.


A season can feel really long, so what keeps you motivated?

My team, because everyone has each other’s backs and we all count on everybody else. In order for us to keep going through the season, we all have to count on each other. We also have to stay healthy, along with just being motivated on the court itself.


What is the best advice you’ve received from coach Stephanie Gibson?

Get better every day and try your hardest, because you’ll feel better at the end of the day if you know you gave your full effort.


Are you a cat or a dog person, and why?

I’m a cat person, just because I was raised with a cat. Then I got a dog, but I still have a cat, so I’m just a cat person.


If you could go to only one concert for the rest of your life, who would you go see?

Honestly Miley Cyrus. I just love her energy — I just think she is fun.


What is your favorite meal?

A cheeseburger with some fries, and a milkshake. That’s just really good.


If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Fiji — that’s easy. I just love tropical areas … and I’ve seen the pictures, and I really want to go to Fiji.


What are your plans after you graduate?

I’m looking at some colleges — I’m looking at UNF right now — and I’m getting help from my coaches seeing how I can get to where I want to be in volleyball at those colleges. 


What majors are you considering?

Either criminology or sports management. Kind of different, but I’m just going to see which one I like most. I want to stay with sports — that’s why I want to do sports management — but I’m also really fascinated with criminology and forensics.



Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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