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Coffee & Valkyries: Say hello to Phallon Tullis-Joyce

“Peacock mantis shrimp, anybody listening, Google them.”

Washington Spirit v OL Reign Photo by Jane Gershovich/ISI Photos/Getty Images

As OL Reign await who will be their opponent for the NWSL Playoffs semi-final, we’re bringing back a “get to know one of the new faces of the team” episode. Goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce joined the club this summer after starting her professional career at Stade de Reims, where she was instrumental in the club’s promotion to and staying in France’s top division, Division 1 Féminine.

But soccer is just half the story for the New York City-born Tullis-Joyce, as her passion for marine biology has not only been welcome in a place like the Puget Sound region, but having teammates with their own social causes is serving as inspiration for her and why she is happy to be here.

It’s time to get to know Phallon Tullis-Joyce.


Susie Rantz (@SusieRants)

Sylvia Bullock (@SouthernSylvs)

Jacob Cristobal (@jacobcristobal)


Album artwork: Amy Camber

Intro music: “A Brave Badger” by Soft and Furious

Outro music: “Toxic Music” by Soft and Furious

PS: Acknowledging Phallon’s suggestion of looking up her favorite sea creature, the peacock mantis shrimp, check out this video and understand that the peacock mantis shrimp is not to be messed with.

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