BELLVILLE — It takes a lot to be considered a Division I caliber student athlete and it takes even more to defy the odds and overcome any obstacles that may prevent one from moving on and playing their respective sport at the highest of collegiate levels.
But Clear Fork’s Helinski sisters have done exactly that, battling multiple injuries as well as the tragic death of their father Mike a little over two years ago.
This coming fall, 2018 Clear Fork High School graduate and soccer standout Kaylin Helinski will find herself on the campus of Wright State University in Dayton. She will be suiting up for the Lady Raiders soccer squad. Her older sister Jordyne, a 2015 Clear Fork grad, will be on that team, too, giving the two a second chance to play together on the pitch.
In the fall of 2015, Jordyne and Kaylin were both members of the Lady Colts soccer team and were hoping to do some damage together against their opposition. However, as fate would have it, just six games into that season, Jordyne would tear her ACL, thus cutting her final prep season short. In those six games though, Jordyne had tallied 12 goals and three assists, which was still good enough to earn first-team, all-Ohio Cardinal Conference honors, as well as a second-team, All-Ohio nod. A little over a year ago, Jordyne tore her other ACL, but continues to rise above adversity and find her way onto the field. Throughout the remainder of that season in Bellville, Kaylin, a freshman, netted nine goals and five assists to earn Honorable Mention, North Central District accolades.
Fast forward t0 2019. Jordyne will be entering her senior season at Wright State as a nursing major with a minor in Psychology and has also been named to the school’s dean’s list. Kaylin will be majoring in Biological Sciences, with a minor in forensics. Both sisters have earned scholarships for Wright State and look to excelm not just on the soccer field but in the classrooms across campus as well.
The Helinski family has another tie-in to Wright State University as Jordyne has a twin brother. He also attends the school. Younger sister Kylee will be a freshman at Clear Fork this upcoming school year.
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