Clarksville High School will be presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy as part of the fourth annual MaxPreps Soccer Tour of Champions before the boys basketball team squares off with Rossview Tuesday night.
The Clarksville girls soccer team finished ranked No. 3 in the final MaxPreps Computer Rankings and is one of only 10 girls’ soccer programs being honored as a part of the fourth annual MaxPreps Soccer Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard.
“Anytime you get a national award it’s very humbling because I know there’s a lot of great high school soccer teams out there,” Clarksville coach and The Tennessean’s All-Midstate Coach of the Year Jeff Jordan said.
Clarksville defeated Houston 3-1 in the TSSAA AAA championship game to claim its first state title and finished the 2014 season with a record of 24-0-3.
“It didn’t feel like we came through undefeated,” the third-year coach said. “We played enough tough games that it felt like we were beaten up on. We simply outworked everyone.”
On top of winning the state title and taking home coach of the year honors, Clarksville also featured the All-Midtstate Player of the Year and MTSU commitment Salera Jordan, who finished the season with 35 goals and a school-record 57 assists, as well as first-team selections Ella Baggett and Justis Bailey.
Jordan said this award will be something that the girls will appreciate more later in life.
“They probably won’t be able to appreciate it yet,” Jordan said. “That’s how it normally goes when you’re being honored. You don’t really value it as much as you do later in life when you realize what a big thing it actually is.”
The MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard recognizes the finest high school football, girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, and boys’ and girls’ basketball teams in the country.
“I think we played really well as a team and played a good style of soccer and somebody noticed for us to be ranked nationally,” Jordan said.
The ceremony will take place in Clarksville High School’s gymnasium Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
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