After a school year where she was named first-team all-Intermountain Conference in soccer and second-team all league in basketball, Jordan Fox won’t have to choose what to play at the next level.

The Redmond High senior signed last month to play both sports at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton. While she considers soccer her main sport, it was a pleasant surprise to be recruited in both.

“That was unexpected but exciting at the same time,” Panthers girls soccer coach Martha Segura said.

Fox averaged 9.4 points-per-game in basketball. She played defensive sweeper in soccer, which Segura said means her contributions didn’t show up in stats.

“She was the glue of our whole team,” Segura said. “Every one of our players looked to Jordan to make the play.”

In basketball, Fox was the team’s catalyst and primary ball-handler, coach Angela Capps said of the four-year varsity player.

“This season, I think she stepped up her game tremendously,” Capps said.

While she plans to play both sports at Blue Mountain, Fox is more passionate about soccer.

“I’ve been playing soccer since I was 6,” Fox said. “I really like full-contact sports. I’m really competitive. I don’t like to lose. Basketball was something to keep me in shape.”

Fox likes the programs available at Blue Mountain. She said she will be getting work-study money that will pay for almost all of her college. “It’s close to home,” she said. “I’m really family oriented. Going really far wasn’t an option for me.”

Fox already graduated from Redmond in March. She is working out with her old Redmond teams before heading to Pendleton July 28.

Her initial goal with Blue Mountain is to get as much playing time as possible in soccer.

“It’s a very competitive program there,” Fox said.

After two years in Pendleton, Fox would like to continue playing soccer down Interstate 84 at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. The Mountaineers reached the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament in 2018.

“I went to EOU, so I’m really excited about her playing there,” Segura said. “Their program is at an all-time high right now, so it will be a great place to transfer.”

— Reporter: 541-548-2186, gfolsom@redmondspokesman.com

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