Jordyn Huitema, one of Canada’s most skillful female goalscorers, was raised in Chilliwack, British Columbia, and comes from a sporting family. She is expected to step up when women like Christine Sinclair retire. Her mother, Julie, was a competitive swimmer, her father, Roger, played collegiate soccer, and her older brothers, Brody and Trent, played soccer and hockey, respectively.
Jordyn grew up participating in soccer, hockey, and swimming. Soccer, though, got the better of her, owing to her older brother, Brody. She previously played for TSS FC Rovers and PSG before joining NWSL club OL Reign in 2022.
She made her family proud by being named to Canada’s senior women’s national team in 2017, and she was a member of the country’s squad at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. She was also a member of the Canadian Olympic team that won gold in the women’s event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
A Look At Jordyn Huitema’s Sporting Family
As previously stated, all members of Jordyn Huitema’s family participated in various sporting activities such as soccer, hockey, and swimming. Here’s what we’ve learned about them.
Her Father, Roger Huitema Played College Soccer
Roger Huitema, Jordyn Huitema’s father, was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. He started the sporting tradition in the family when he played soccer in college. There is currently no record revealing the name of the collegiate soccer team he played for, his position of play, or the awards he received during his time in action.
Julie Huitema, Jordyn’s Mother Was A Swimmer
Another member of Jordyn Huitema’s family that was an athlete, is her mother, Julie Huitema. She was born in Trail, British Columbia, Canada, and competed in swimming, according to what we’ve learned. Despite claims from various sources that she was a competitive swimmer, there are no records of the swimming events she competed in, her accomplishments, or the number of years she competed.
Jordyn Huitema’s Older Brother, Brody Huitema Played College Soccer For Duke University
Brody Huitema (27), born on October 31, 1995, in Chilliwack, British Columbia, carried on his parents’ athletic tradition.
He began playing soccer at an early age and has represented the British Columbia provincial team from under-13 to under-16. Following that, he joined the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy and had an outstanding season in 2011-2012, scoring 23 goals in 25 games and being regarded as a pure goalscorer.
Brody was admitted to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 2013, where he played college soccer while studying sociology, marketing, and management studies. He was the leading scorer for Duke University’s Men’s Soccer team during his freshman and sophomore years. In addition, he was also named to the All-ACC 3rd Team and the All-ACC Freshman Team.
He graduated from Duke University in 2017 and interned at SBX Group as the strategy and talent coordinator. He then worked as a sales representative for Vivint before being elevated to sales manager. He is currently the area manager for Smart Haven Security.
Trent Huitema, Jordyn’s Second Older Brother Was A Hockey Player
Trent Huitema (25) was born on June 16, 1998, in Chilliwack, British Columbia. He is Jordyn Huitema’s senior by almost 3 years. Following in the way of the family tradition, he also took to sports.
In his own case, he didn’t play soccer like his father and older brother. He pitched his tent with hockey and played as a defenseman.
According to his records, he played in the BCHL (British Columbia Hockey League) for Surrey Eagles, and Prince George Spruce Kings, the WHL (Western Hockey League) for Spokane Cheifs, the PIJHL (Pacific Junior Hockey League) for Abbotsford, and the CSSHL (Canadian Sport School Hockey League) for Yale Hockey Academy Elite under-15.
Having Seen What Her Family Is Made Of, Here Are Some Fascinating Facts About The Canadian Forward You Should Know
1. She Is (22) Years Old
Jordyn Huitema was born on May 8, 2001, as the youngest of three children to Roger and Julie Huitema in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Her older brothers are Brody and Trent, as previously stated.
She went to Rosedale Middle School in Chilliwack for middle school before moving on to Burnaby Central Secondary.
2. Jordyn Was Inspired To Play Soccer By Her Older Brother Brody
Jordyn started playing soccer when she was 4 years old. We gathered that it was Broday who inspired her to play soccer.
3. She Began Playing Professionally In 2018
Jordyn’s senior football career began in 2018 when she joined TSS FC Rovers of the Women’s Premier Soccer League. After forsaking college, she signed her first professional contract with PSG in May 2019, kicking off her professional soccer career.
She was with PSG until June 2022, when she transferred to OL Reign of the WNSL.
4. Huitema Represented Her Country At The Youth Level Before She Was Called To The Women’s National Team
Jordyn Huitema began donning her country’s colors in 2014 when she was a member of the under-15 team. She made her debut for the under-17 team in March 2016 in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship before going on to play in the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup. She was also in the Under-20 squad that competed in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship.
Huitema made her senior debut for the national team in the final of the 2017 Algarve Cup in March 2017. She made her FIFA Women’s World Cup debut in 2019 in France, and she assisted her country in winning gold in the women’s event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
5. Who Is She Currently Dating?
Jordyn Huitema is currently in a relationship with Julio Rodriguez, a baseball player for the Seattle Mariners of the MLB. Before him, she dated Bayern Munich star and fellow Canadian Alphonso Davies from 2017 to 2022.