Jessie Noseworthy to play soccer at Memorial University

(March 20, 2013) Jessie Noseworthy, a high touted midfielder from St. John's, has decided that she will attend Memorial University in the fall and play soccer for the Sea-Hawks. Noseworthy has had her share of success on the local soccer scene where she has been a standout on the provincial and club level. She will begin her studies and join the Sea-Hawks roster in September.


Jessie NoseworthyNoseworthy is a skillful midfielder who finished tied for third with 9 goals in Jubillee Trophy senior women's competition last season for the St. John's U18 entry.


Noseworthy chose Memorial for its academic reputation and the future prospects of the soccer program.


She said, "Memorial is an excellent university with numerous academic opportunities. I am looking forward to playing soccer at home with a team that has a very promising future."


She plans to study nursing as an undergraduate but has the long-term goal of becoming a cardiologist. Her goal on the soccer field is to help bring Memorial its first AUS women's soccer championship banner.


She said, "I have a goal of winning an AUS championship by the time I have finished my five years of eligibility while making a few good friends along the way."


Memorial women's soccer coach Walt Mavin is excited about the addition of Noseworthy to the Sea-Hawks lineup. Noseworthy's St. John's U18 teammate Jane Pope has already committed to the program, giving Memorial some added talent and scoring ability on the pitch next season.


On the addition of Noseworthy, Mavin said, "Jessie is a very skilled player who we expect will make an immediate impact as a rookie. One of her biggest strengths is her versatility. She can confidently play a number of positions on the field. Having her in the lineup will be a significant asset to our team and we are very excited about having Jessie in a Sea-Hawks uniform in September."


Noseworthy is currently completing her senior year at Bishop's College High School in St John's. She was also a member of Newfoundland and Labrador's 2011 under 16 Atlantic championship team that went on to win a silver medal at the nationals in Lethbridge, Alberta. The team was the first provincial female soccer team to ever make it to a national final.