In the Saddle — Jordyn Yates

CHICKASHA – Tuesday night, the Drover women knocked in another win, giving them one of the best starts in school history, and junior Jordyn Yates said it just comes down to the team chemistry.

“We’re doing really good. We’re clicking really well,” she said. “We have a lot of girls playing new positions and we’re just adjusting really well.”

Yates scored her first goal of the season in overtime against Texas Wesleyan last week, but Yates credits teammate Taylor Fain, who set her up with an assist.

“It was so exciting. I’m so glad I got to do that,” she said. “I was trying to get in the right spot, and I was lucky to be there for her awesome ball.”

When she graduates, Yates said she hopes to become an elementary school teacher, focusing on the younger grades.

“My older sister is teacher and when we were younger she’d take us back everyday and play school with us,” she remembers. “It just seemed really fun when she was a teacher, so I thought I’d like to do that.”
 

Published: Sept. 22, 2011