CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women’s tennis head coach Michaela Kissell-Eddins announced the signing of Jordyn King for the 2017-18 incoming class. King, a native of Worcester, Pa., inked a National Letter of Intent with Western Carolina University Wednesday morning.
"We are so excited to announce that Jordyn King has signed an NLI and will be joining our program next year,” said Kissell-Eddins. “She brings a lot of experience and success competing throughout her junior career. I know she wants to come in and work hard to continue improving in college and help our team reach new heights!"
King is a recent resident of Pennsylvania after moving from Iowa. She spent her freshman and sophomore years at Methacton High School in Iowa where she competed for the school team as a freshman. In just one season, she helped lead Methacton to the State Team Championship match going undefeated through all seven rounds of district and state play. It marked the first time Methacton advanced beyond district playoffs in school history. King is now currently homeschooled and competes on the junior level.
She has been consistently ranked in the top five in her section and top 150 in the U.S.T.A. throughout her junior career. She played #1 singles on her USTA Zone team in Girls 12s, 14s, and 16s representing both the Missouri Valley section and the Middle States section. She is a four star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net and has been as high as 170 in her class this year.
King is an honor student and plans on majoring in business administration and law at Western Carolina.
"Jordyn will bring a very versatile all court game to the Catamounts,” said associate head coach Jacob Eddins. “During the recruiting process, I was really impressed with not only her athleticism, but how well she carries herself and competes for every point. She also sees the court very well which will help her easily transition to college tennis. We look forward to having Jordyn join us in Cullowhee next fall!"