There are multi-sport athletes and then there’s Jessica Harrison. The St. Patrick senior has spent time with the basketball, volleyball, softball, track and field, and cheer programs at various times during her high school career, but it’s soccer that has all of her attention going forward.
This afternoon, Harrison signed a national letter of intent to continue her career on the pitch at Pearl River Community College where she’ll stay united with her select head coach at Gulf Coast United Henrik Madsen.
It’s a dream she’s been working for since she was just five-years-old and is still working for this season, having already scored eight goals in the just four games all of those being wins. Harrison said, “It means a lot because they’re all supportive of me and I’ve been looking forward to this since he reached out to me for it. It shows how much I’ve worked for it and how much I’ve wanted it to keep going this far and continue it.”
St. Patrick Head Girls Soccer Coach Adam Smith said, “Jessica is a dynamic player. She’s very fast. She’s very technical with the ball. She’s able to do things that maybe other players necessarily can’t. All these girls, at the end of the day, when they see one sign, they feel like they’ve all signed, and that’s the good thing about here and having her sign.”
Harrison scored four of her eight goals in St. Patricks’ last game against Pascagoula. She also led the Lady Irish in scoring as a junior.