Mary Earps Brother Joel Earps Is A PhD Student

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The goalkeeper hailing from Nottingham, Mary Earps, has a brother named Joel Earps, a man distinguished for his academic achievements, holding a Ph.D.

From being an engineer to an interest in cooking, the Man Utd goalkeeper’s brother is a polymath, with his expertise and hobbies lying further than just his Ph.D. degree.

First, let us take a glimpse into the career of Mary Earps.

Mary Earps Doing A Celebration After Winning The Womens Euro Cup
Mary Earps Doing A Celebration After Winning The Women’s Euro Cup (Source: Instagram)

Mary Alexandra Earps is an English professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Manchester United.

Born and bred in Nottingham, Mary made her senior debut in 2010 for Nottingham Forest.

She then played for Doncaster Rovers Belles, Birmingham City, Bristol Academy, Reading, and VFL Wolfsburg before joining Manchester United.

The goalkeeper has flourished at both club & international levels since joining United from Wolfsburg in 2019.

Moreover, she played a crucial role in England’s success at the 2022 Women’s Euro Cup, keeping four clean sheets in six appearances.

Earps won the 2022-23 Women’s Super League Golden Glove; displayed by his performance, she was named the 2022 Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper.

Moreover, she graduated in 2016 with a degree in Information Management and Business Studies from Loughborough University.

Mary Earps Brother Joel Earps: A Ph.D. Student

The Red Devils goalkeeper Mary Earps grew up with a brother named Joel Earps. Unlike his sister, Joel prefers to keep his personal life out of the paparazzi lenses.

Despite this, we’ve come to know about his professional career quite well.

Joel Earps is academically gifted, and his educational skills are off the chart. He graduated in 2016 from the University of Kent with a 1st class degree in Bachelor of Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Mary Earps With Her Brother Joel Earps
Mary Earps With Her Brother Joel Earps (Source: Instagram)

Throughout his undergraduate journey, he developed an interest in electronic engineering while completing projects involving robotics, the Internet of Things, big data, and energy harvesting.

He completed his P.h.D. at Loughborough University in 2021, the same university his sister attended.

Today he is the Co-Founder of Next Level Of Performance (NLOP) & a software developer for Zenobe UK.

Moreover, Joel is a part-time soccer player who signed for Ramsbottom United two years ago.

A Life Outside Soccer

The Euro Cup Champion, Mary Earps, likes to relish her life outside soccer whenever she gets a chance.

She is a travel freak who loves exploring new places.

Just a few days before the World Cup in Australia & New Zealand kicked off, she spent a day exploring the aquatic life in Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Similarly, she has also been to France, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Spain, the UAE, Germany, Mauritius, and a few more.

Furthermore, she also owns an online clothing brand named MAE27.

Pratik Prasai
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