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7 facts about Haley Morris

Haley Morries makes heroic saves all the time for the Menace women's team. It's part of the reason Des Moines is second in the Heartland Region standings.

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 goalkeeper Haley Morris.


1.   She played for West Des Moines Valley and led the Tigers to a berth in the state tournament quarterfinals with a 14-3 record her senior year (2014).


2.   In high school, Haley actually was an attacking midfielder. It wasn’t until her freshman year at Drake University (2014) that she began to play in goal.


3.   Haley was a member of Johnston-Urbandale Soccer Club and participated in the Iowa Olympic Development program in high school.


4.   She saw action in 10 games this past season at Drake and recorded a career-high seven saves in a 1-0 home-opener win against South Dakota on Sept. 2, 2016.


5.   This is her second season on the WPSL roster, and she trained a few times with the Menace in high school and her first year of college.


6.   As part of the study-abroad program at Drake, Haley traveled to Central Europe in 2015 and Thailand last January.


7.   She enjoys being in goal because it’s more of a leadership role – with a different vision of the field than everyone else, she is able to communicate a new perspective with her teammates.




Did you catch this week’s alternative fact? It was number 2… Haley was a goalkeeper throughout high school.


Thanks for your support of Haley and the Menace!


Story posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.


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