In a thrilling showcase of talent and achievement, Cayla Jackson, a senior standout at East Ridge High School, made history as she became East Ridge High School’s leading scorer for girls soccer. She now stands alone as one of the all-time greatest soccer athletes to come through the program and the season is just getting started!
The record breaking evening took place during East Ridge’s commanding 8-0 victory over St. Cloud, where Jackson was able to score a hatrick by scoring three goals, bringing her career total to an impressive 139 goals. This feat not only secured a win for the team but also broke a remarkable record previously held by her sister, Cydnie Jackson.
(Cayla Jackson wearing a Georgia Bulldog uniform that she will adorn starting next season.)
Last season, as a junior, Jackson’s performance was nothing short of spectacular. She led her team with an astonishing 41 goals, topped the charts with 22 assists, and accumulated a whopping 104 points. Her consistency and skill on the field had set her apart as the top player on the team.
(Cayla Jackson has one of the most powerful kicks in Lake County.)
Jackson is set to take her talent to the next level as she signs with the University of Georgia, solidifying her commitment to the sport and her future. The signing ceremony, occurring on National Signing Day, marks a significant milestone in Jackson’s athletic journey. We are so happy for her family and East Ridge High for their continued success on the soccer pitch.
(Cayla Jackson holding a District Championship trophy that East Ridge would win in 2022 during her then sophomore season.)
“Congrats, Cayla Jackson!” The East Ridge High School community, celebrates her outstanding achievements and eagerly anticipates the bright future that awaits this young sports sensation when she gets to compete in the SEC conference with the Georgia Bulldogs next year!
Photo Credit – East Ridge High School.