St. Francis Brooklyn women's soccer head coach Justine Lombardi announced the addition of Klil Keshwar, who signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join the program.
"Klil is an outstanding player, her accolades speak for themselves. What I am most excited about however is her drive, her desire to improve, her future aspirations, and her personality off the field. Klil is going to be an excellent addition to our school and our program, and we are lucky to have her," said Lombardi on the signing of Keshwar.
Keshwar is a 6-foot-1 goalkeeper and a native of Trinidad and Tobago. This past year, Keshwar she was invited to training camp with Trinidad and Tobago's senior women's football team for the Caribbean Football Union World Cup Qualifiers for CONCACAF 2018. In addition, she was invited to camp with the national senior women's squad for the Central American and Caribbean Games.
She was the starting goalkeeper for Trinidad and Tobago's U20 women's team that competed in the U20 women's CONCACAF and World Cup Qualifiers in 2018.
While playing at Bishop Anstey High School in Port of Spain, she was named the 2017 Secondary Schools Football League All-Star Female Goalkeeper. She also claimed the Top Five Player award. In 2017, she won the Bishop Anstey Most Outstanding Footballer award.
As a senior, her high school team went on to win the Secondary School National Girls' Intercol Championship. They also won the Secondary School North Zone Intercol.
Keshwar's club team was just as successful with her on the roster. She played for the Trincity Nationals F.C. in the Women's Football League (W.O.L.F). In 2017, her club took home third place in the Super Division. The season before, Trincity claimed first place in the first division.
The goalkeeper was first invited to training camp with Trinidad and Tobago's senior women's team in 2016 as the team prepared for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship. She was the starting keeper for Trinidad and Tobago's U17 women's team that captured third-place in Caribbean Football Union Women's U17 CONCACAF Qualifiers in Puerto Rico. Keshwar was also the starting keeper for Trinidad and Tobago's U15 Girls' team that earned third-place at the U15 CONCACAF Championships in 2014 on the Cayman Islands.
Keshwar started playing soccer competitively at nine years old with Dinsley Trincity Primary School as a midfielder/forward.