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"7 facts" series in review: 2017 WPSL

Clockwise, starting in the upper-left corner: Ann Marie Jaworski, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Haley Morris, Amber Matthews, Justin Vorster, Elise White and Whitney Sharpe


This season, we saw who Menace players and coaches were on the field, but we also glimpsed into the rest of their lives with our “7 facts” series.

In seven weeks, we featured six players and head coach Justin Vorster with 7 facts – six that were true, and one that was false.

If you missed any, we’ve got you covered.

But remember, always make sure you’re paying attention for alternative facts out there…


7 facts about…

  • Justin Vorster: We learned that Vorster has lived all over the world, played one professional season and 10 semi-professional seasons in South Africa and guided the AIB College Falcons to a berth in the 2014 NAIA Tournament.
  • Jermaine Seoposenwe: Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Jermaine came to the U.S. to play soccer at Samford University, where she set three school records. She also played on the U17 and U20 South African national teams before making her way to the senior team.
  • Ann Marie Jaworski: Making her WPSL debut, Ann Marie scored the tying, stoppage-time goal against the Chicago Red Stars Reserves on June 4. A native of Grinnell, she now attends Boston University and scored in the Patriot League final last November.
  • Whitney Sharpe: A West Des Moines Valley alum, Whitney guided the Tigers to four state titles and an undefeated record. She played at three colleges (UCLA, Texas Tech and Loyola-Marymount) and had a role in the Bruins’ Pac-12 title.
  • Amber Matthews: We learned that Amber was born in Bristol, England, but lived in Spain until she was 12 years old and couldn’t play on a co-ed team anymore. In her first season in the WPSL, Amber controlled the steady Menace defense.
  • Haley Morris: An attacking midfielder at Valley High School, Morris led the Tigers to a berth in the state tournament quarterfinals in 2014. Now a member of the Drake University women’s team, Haley enjoys the goalkeeper position because of the leadership role on the field.
  • Elise White: Last year, Elise was inducted into the Iowa State Hall of Fame after four years as a Cyclone forward. She is the oldest member of the Menace’s active roster and has scored four goals in her three years on the squad.



Related links:

Season Recap: Menace WPSL 2017

"7 facts" series in review: 2017 PDL

Season Recap: Menace PDL 2017


Thanks for your support of our WPSL team on and off the field this season!


This story was posted Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Thanks to Menace intern Anne Rogers for running with the Menace's 2017 web content, including this series.

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