by Mike Burmy, Special Contributor
The United States Women’s Football League is pleased to announce that Washington Prodigy General Manager/defensive linewoman Jordyn White has been named to the United States national team for the 2017 Women’s Football World Championship to be played from June 24 through June 30, 2017, in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. In her selection, Jordyn becomes the first player to ever be selected for Team USA while playing for a USWFL team.
“The USWFL is both proud and excited to call both Jordyn White and the Washington, D.C. Prodigy members of our family,” said Mary Butler, 2017 USWFL Commissioner. “The Prodigy adds both class and competitiveness to our growing league, and Jordyn has both opened the door and put down footprints for future USWFL athletes to follow. We wish her fantastic success and will follow and support her through her journey in Langley.
Jordyn began her football career in 2007 playing for the D.C. Divas, where she played for six seasons, winning until 2012. For the 2013 season, she and teammates of hers formed the brand-new Washington Prodigy, with them being contenders throughout their existence and her picking up All-Star honors in 2013 and 2014.
In addition to her striking fear in opposing defenses on the field, Jordyn has been helping the Prodigy make big moves by serving as their General Manager, helping them gain a foothold throughout the Washington metropolitan area and retain their status as the only women’s tackle football team playing inside the District itself, Jordyn was instrumental in bringing the Prodigy to the USWFL after their former league saw the departure of their entire Northeastern cluster of teams. As such, the USWFL has absolutely no doubt that not only will Jordyn make a solid addition to Team USA’s roster, but also a strong ambassador of the Prodigy, the USWFL, the USA and the women’s football game to the international audience.
Before Jordyn joins Team USA, she will first lead her Prodigy on the road to the USWFL National Championship, which begins April 8 when they host the West Virginia Wildfire at 7:00 PM EDT at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. For more information about the Prodigy, “Like” them on Facebook
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