Jermaine Seoposenwe wears No. 25 for the Menace.
Every week we spotlight Menace players in our “7 Facts” series. Make sure you’re paying attention – there’s an “alternative fact” in each story.
Let’s get to know forward Jermaine Seoposenwe, whose last name is said “See-oh-poe-sen-wey.”
1. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Jermaine didn’t come to the United States until her freshman year of college at Samford University in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama.
2. As a young soccer player, she only played with boys because they made her play tougher. She credits those days for making her an all-around competitive, tough player who is prepared for anything.
3. Jermaine has three school records at Samford – 31 goals in a season and 13 assists in a season (2014) and four assists in a game (Memphis, 2015).
4. Jermaine, Raunice Butler (Nassau, Bahamas) and Amber Matthews (London, England) are the only international players on the Menace’s 2017 WPSL roster.
5. After playing on the U17 and U20 South African teams, she made her way to the senior national team.
6. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, she played all three games for South Africa against China, Brazil and Sweden.
7. Her favorite thing about Des Moines is how friendly and inviting the people who live here are, and she’s excited to see those people at Menace games!
Did you catch this week’s alternative fact? That’s right, it was number 5…. Jermaine went from the U17 team straight to the senior national team in 2010.
Thanks for your support of Jermaine and the Menace!
Story posted Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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