As far back as he can remember Jordan Prouty loved the game of soccer. It was the one consistent sport in his life. All of the other ones he tried were no comparison to the game of soccer.
Prouty has always been a hard worker and all that hard work paid off in his junior year. He had 151 saves with an 88% save percentage. Single-handedly keeping Cohoes in some of their games.
Now soccer is not just a one season sport for him. It is a sport he trains for year round. He has recently played for FC Dutchmen and attended a college showcase in the summer which ultimately helped him get noticed by coaches from different schools.
Prouty will be attending Russell Sage College in the fall majoring in Biology Pre Medical Studies. During high school, he was a member of future ready pathways which ultimately helped shave 2 years off of his college career. He will be spending 4 years at Russell Sage where he will be playing soccer.
I actually had the chance to talk with Prouty and ask him a couple of questions about his playing career. When asked what has been the best memory so far of his high school career he responded, “Definitely being named captain during my junior year, it meant a lot to be voted on as a captain by the rest of my teammates,” said Prouty.
Being named captain by your peers is a very memorable moment in a player’s career and it just shows here his impact on and off the field.
”Having a close-knit family atmosphere, and playing with the same group of guys since we were young,” said Prouty. Prouty has been playing soccer for Cohoes since modified soccer in middle school, and a lot of those teammates he played with and grew up with, he is now playing with them throughout high school.
In Prouty’s junior season, Cohoes fell to the eventual Class-B champion Schyulerville in the first round by a score of 2-0. A disappointing ending to a surprisingly successful season for him and Cohoes. Prouty and his team were ready for the next season and to get the loss off of their mind.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, Section 2 did not have a scheduled fall season. As a senior this was disheartening to Prouty and his teammates. But as I recently spoke to him, he informed me that their season will be starting on March 7th, and there will not be a traditional playoff this year. Instead of their being a Class B playoff, there will just be a Colonial Council playoff with the 12 teams in the Colonial Council.
During his junior season, Prouty definitely put teams on watch with his play and this will continue this year if they are able to play their games. Prouty and the Tigers will prove to be a tough opponent for the rest of the Colonial Council.