WSU Women’s Soccer goalie takes the world stage

Closeup of Liya Brooks
Liya Brooks

Liya Brooks, a member of the Washington State University Women’s Soccer team, is competing under the sport’s brightest lights for Jamaica in the Women’s World Cup.

The first-year Coug was called up to play for the Jamaican Women’s World Cup team after successful stints on the country’s U-17 and U-20 squads. Brooks is a goalkeeper who comes to WSU by way of South Eugene High School in Oregon.

The Jamaican team faced off against France in their first match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 23, a match filled with close calls but ultimately ended in a 0-0 draw. In doing so, the Jamaican women’s team earned their first-ever point in a World Cup.

Jamaica is scheduled to play Panama in their next group stage match Saturday.

More information about Brooks’ call-up is available on the WSU Athletics’ website.

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