USA TODAY High School Sports is launching a series called “60 for ’16” to highlight 60 members of the Class of 2016 who we will be watching in the coming 12 months. The athletes were selected by the USA TODAY HSS staff.
Name: Jordan Harr
School: Sachse (Texas)
Sport: Girls Soccer
What we’ve seen: Already a U.S. National U20 team player, Harr was named Gatorade’s Texas Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
Before she turned 17, Harr was elevated to the U20 team in February, scoring a goal in her second game at an international tournament in Spain.
The 5-foot-1 scored 27 goals and passed for 19 assists as a junior, leading her Sachse Mustangs to the Class 6A semifinals. Harr was also a 2014 All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A first-team All-Area selection for The Dallas Morning News, Harr was named the District 11-6A Offensive Player of the Year.
Why we’re watching: Don’t let Harr’s small stature fool you, because she’s got a knack for coming up big on the soccer field. With 65 goals and 42 assists in her prep soccer career, Harr is somewhat of a Texas girls soccer prodigy. She’s been called into numerous Youth National Team training camps and stars for the Dallas Sting, one of the top club teams in the country. On top of that, Harr is already committed to player her college soccer at Texas Tech.
Opposing coaches are even speaking her praise: Chris Woodard, head coach of Robert E. Lee High, after Harr was named Gatorade’s Texas Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
Jordie Harr was the best individual player I saw all year, without question. For a tiny thing, she is quick, explosive and reads the game at a very high level. She has excellent vision and sees the big picture.