Jordan Forte is an unsung hero in the Blue Devil athletic program. The incoming Huntington High School junior has already been an integral part of three separate varsity teams, but her contributions are often made under the radar. That appears ready to change as she preps to play a starring role the next two years.
The teenager is coming off a splendid sophomore year. “Overall, athletically and academically, I think it went well and it was an exciting year,” Ms. Forte said. She played on the Blue Devil varsity soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams and really sparkled.
Perpetually upbeat, Ms. Forte is always ready when called upon. She’s currently engrossed in the summer lacrosse season with her club team, which is traveling and playing in tournaments. “I also plan to have a lot of beach days with my friends,” she said.
Academically, Ms. Forte is on the high school honor roll. Next year’s classes will include Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Spanish 4 Honors, US History and Advanced Photography. “I also plan on continuing with Young Leaders and student government,” she said.
Ms. Forte is looking forward to a spectacular junior year. She is one of the Huntington girls’ soccer team’s main offensive scoring threats. The teenager is also a high energy guard for the Blue Devil girls’ basketball team with an ability to score from the outside or be a playmaker as well as being able to play defense and steal the ball and otherwise disrupt the opposing team’s offense.
As a midfielder on the Blue Devil girls’ lacrosse team this past spring, Ms. Forte tallied 22 goals and eight assists along with 28 draw controls, 23 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.
Helping Huntington win championships in all three of the sports she plays is one of Ms. Forte’s goals. She plays hard and gives each of the squads everything she has.
Reliable. The word fits Ms. Forte quite well. She is a steady presence who “shows up” at both practices and games. Striving to score or to set someone else up to score is always on the incoming junior’s mind. Blue Devil coaches hope to see a lot of both in 2019/20.