by Jeff Seidel | Special to Lacrosse Magazine Online
WHO SHE IS: Jordyn Cook is a goalie for Cy-Fair (Texas), a club team based in northwest Houston. She’s a senior at Langham Creek High School and plans to attend the University of Texas next year and playing for that school’s WDIA lacrosse team. Jordyn will study advertising and communications.
WHAT SHE DID: Cook made 21 saves to lead Cy-Fair to an 11-9 victory last Saturday over Westminster (Ga.) in the championship game of the 2009 Dogwood Classic in Atlanta. It was the team’s third win in three days in the tournament and gave the Iron Maidens the title. They flew from Texas to Atlanta on Friday, won the title and returned Sunday.
WHY WE NOTICED: Cy-Fair had to win three games in two days to take the tournament championship. It beat Woodward (Ga.), 12-1, in the first game and then rolled to a 17-10 victory over Ravenwood (Tenn.) the next morning. A few hours later, the Iron Maidens came back with the 11-9 victory over host Westminster. Cy-Fair jumped out to a seven-goal lead and had to hold off a furious late rally. Cook's 21 saves were a career high, and she played well again in Wednesday’s subsequent 13-6 victory over Lamar High School.
WHAT SHE SAID: “It was a really big thing for our team because those…games were probably the best lacrosse we’ve played all year. It was a real confidence-booster, because we worked real well together. It was a big one, especially the Westminster game. In that game, I had two really big saves early in the first half, and I guess that got my adrenaline going. I was in the zone. My coach asked me what was different in that game, and I just said I was in the zone. I was seeing the ball really well, and I was able to make the stops. It skyrocketed my confidence. We had a game yesterday and I could feel a difference in the way I was in goal. It kind of carried over, and we beat Lamar High School, 13-6. I think having confidence in goal is one of the most important things. You just have to go into it knowing you’re going to have that ability."
WHAT'S NEXT: Cy-Fair now has an 8-0 record and will host the Episcopal School of Dallas on Friday at 6 p.m.
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