The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) made public today the official rosters for the eight Member Associations that will participate in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship.
The Women’s Under-20 Championship, which will kick off on, January 18th, will qualify three teams directly to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.
The Ato Boldon Stadium, in Couva, Trinidad, will host all sixteen matches, to be played across eight match days in January. Click here to see the full match schedule.
2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Trinidad & Tobago Final 20 Player Rosters
*Names/clubs listed as submitted by the participating member associations and in alphabetical order
GK: Rylee Foster (West Virginia University/USA); Lysianne Proulx (Syracuse University/USA)
DF: Maya Antoine (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX/CAN); Ashley Cathro (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX/CAN); Malikae Dayes (University of Maryland /USA); Nadege L’Esperance (University of Louisville/USA); Emma Regan (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX/CAN); Caitlin Shaw (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX/CAN); Hannah Taylor (University of Oregon /USA); Ariel Young (Ottawa South United SC/CAN)
MF: Julia Grosso (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX/CAN); Sarah Stratigakis (University of Michigan /USA)
FW: Teni Akindoju (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX/CAN); Tanya Boychuk (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX/CAN); Gabby Carle (Florida State University/USA); Jessica De Filippo (Quebec REX/CAN); Shana Flynn (Unionville-Milliken Soccer Club/CAN); Jordyn Huitema (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX/CAN); Jessica Lisi (University of Memphis/USA); Jayde Riviere (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX/CAN);'
GK: Nicoles Genis (Dimas/CRC); Fabiana Solano (AD Desampa 2000/CRC)
DF: Stephannie Blanco (ADFFC/CRC); Maria Paula Coto (A.D. Moravia /CRC); Maria Paula Elizondo (Deportivo Saprissa /CRC); Cristel Sandi (Dimas/CRC); Jeimy Umaña (ADFFC /CRC); Kenlly Villalobos (Deportivo Saprissa /CRC)
MF: Yaniela Arias (Dimas/CRC); Mariela Campos (A.D. Moravia /CRC); Priscilla Chinchilla (Arenal/CRC); Hilllary Corrales (Dimas/CRC); Daniela Coto (A.D. Moravia/CRC); Juliet Navarro (Codea/CRC); Gloriana Villalobos (Florida State University/USA)
FW: Catalina Estrada (San Carlos Femenino/CRC); Maria Paula Salas (Deportivo Saprissa/CRC); Fernanda Sanabria (A.D. Moravia/CRC); Sofia Varela (Dimas/CRC); Fabiola Villalobos (Deportivo Saprissa/CRC)
GK: Naphtaline Clemeus (Tigresse/HAI); Kenlly Villalobos (Aigle Brillant/HAI)
DF: Emeline Charles (Aigle Brillant/HAI); Taina Gervais (Tigresse/HAI); Rosiannae Jean (Tigresse/HAI); Dougenie Joseph (ASF Croix des B/HAI); Rutnhy Mathurin (ASF Croix des B/HAI); Naphtaline Clemeus (Aigle Brillant/HAI); Betina Petit Frere (ASF Croix des B/HAI); Flero Dina (ASF Croix des B/HAI)
MF: Rachelle Caremus (ASF Croix des B/HAI); Melissa Shelsie (Tigresse/HAI); Roseline Eloissaint (Tigresse/HAI);
Danielle Etienne (Bethesda FC/USA); Dolores Jean Thomas (Tigresse/HAI); Sherly Jeudy (Anacaona Leogane/HAI);
Magdala Macean (Anacaona/HAI); Nelourde Nicolas (Anacaona Leogane/HAI)
FW: Melchie Dumonay (ASF Croix des B/HAI); Nerilia Mondesir (Montpellier/FRA)
GK: Yazmeen Jamieson (Ontario University/CAN); Sydney Schneider (Match Fit Academy/USA)
DF: Nevillegail Able (Waterhouse FC/JAM); Emily Caza (Seton Hall University/USA); Chyanne Dennis (University of South Florida/USA); Madiya Harriot (Vanderbilt University/USA); Jadyn Matthews (Orlando City Soccer Club/USA); Erin Mikalsen (East Carolina University/USA); Jayda Pelaia-Hylton (East Carolina University/USA)
MF: Ebony Clarke (Richmond Girls Soccer/CAN); Gabrielle Gayle (Unattached); Alyssa Julien (Eastern Kentucky University/USA); Giselle Washington (Concorde Fire/USA)
FW: Olufolasade Adamolekun (United Soccer Alliance/USA); Jody Brown (St. Ann Women’s FC/JAM); Marlee Fray (Sunrise Soccer Club/USA); Jazmin Grant (University of Houston/USA); Mireya Grey (University of Washington/USA); Kevena Reid (GC Foster College/JAM); Shayla Smart (Montverde Academy/USA)
GK: Miriam Aguirre (Club Pachuca/MEX); Emily Alvarado (Texas Christian University/USA)
DF: Samara Alcala(Club Atlas/MEX); Miriam Garcia (Club Guadalajara/MEX); Jimena Lopez (Texas A&M University/USA); Kim Rodriguez (Oklahoma State University/USA); Ashley Soto (SoCal Blues/USA); Mia Villegas (Davis Legacy/USA)
MF: Dayana Cazares (Club America/MEX); Belen Cruz (Club Tigres/MEX); Alexia Delgado (Club America/MEX); Andrea Hernandez (Club Toluca/MEX); Montserrat Hernandez (Club America/MEX); Jacqueline Ovalle (Club Tigres/MEX); Maricarmen Reyes (West Coast FC/USA); Natalia Villarreal (Club Tigres/MEX)
FW: Norma Duarte (Club Guadalajara/MEX); Daniela Espinosa (Club America/MEX); Gabriela Juarez (Slammers FC/USA); Katty Martinez (Club Tigres/MEX)
GK: Beykel Mendez (Unattached); Alicia Norori (Leyendas Futbol Club /NCA); Yahara Salmeron (Diriangen FC/NCA)
DF: Gloria Bermudez (Leyendas Futbol Club /NCA); Sheyla Flores (Aguilas de Leon /NCA); Diana Ortega (Diriangen FC/NCA);
Kesly Pérez (Leyendas Futbol Club/NCA)
MF: Alis Cruz (UNAN Managua /NCA); Jaclyn Gilday Baquero (Unattached); Ariadna Meza (Aguilas de Leon /NCA);
Natalie Orellana (Unattached); Katherine Pereira (Leyendas Futbol Club/NCA); Edy Pérez (Leyendas Futbol Club /NCA)
FW: Yessenia Flores (Diriangen FC/NCA); Alma Gutierrez (Real Esteli/NCA); Yorcelly Humphreys (Leyendas Futbol Club /NCA); Lisbeth Moreno (Somotillo F.C/NCA); Hormyne Paiz (UNAN Managua/NCA); Shanelly Treminio (Real Esteli/NCA); Elizabeth Vega (Unattached)
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
GK: Malaika Dedier (St Augustine FC/TRI); klil Keshwar (Trincity Nationals/TRI)
DF: Amaya Ellis (De Anza Force 98G Blue ECNL/USA); Jaasiel Forde (Trincity Nationals/TRI); Shaunalee Govia (St Ann’s Rangers/TRI);
Natisha John (Trincity Nationals/TRI); Alexis Kirton (GS United/CAN); Shadi Cecily Stoute (NASA Tophat/USA);
Brittney Williams (St Ann’s Rangers/TRI)
MF: Alexis Fortune (Brams UTD/CAN); Kelsey Henry (St Augustine FC/TRI); Asha James (Jewels FC/TRI); Kedie Johnson (St Augustine FC/TRI); Shenieka Paul (FC Petrotrin/TRI); Chelcy Ralph (Club Sando/TRI); Megan Rampersad (Wellington Wave/USA); Ranae Ward (St Ann’s Rangers/TRI)
FW: Dennecia Prince (Trincity Nationals/TRI); Aaliyah Prince (Step By Step/TRI); Lauren Theodore (St Augustine FC/TRI)
GK: Laurel Ivory (University of Virginia/USA); Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech/USA)
DF: Tierna Davidson (Stanford University/USA); Naomi Girma (California Thorns Academy/USA); Tara McKeown (University of Southern California/USA); Zoe Morse (University of Virginia/USA); Kiara Pickett (Stanford University/USA); Isabel Rodriguez (Ohio State University/USA); Karina Rodriguez (University of California Los Angeles/USA)
MF: Samantha Coffey (Boston College/USA); Savannah DeMelo (University of Southern California/USA); Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado/USA); Brianna Pinto (NTH Tophat/USA); Viviana Villacorta (University of California Los Angeles/USA)
FW: Abigail Kim (University of California Berkeley/USA); Civana Kuhlmann (Stanford University/USA); Ashley Sanchez (University of California Los Angeles/USA); Sophia Smith (Real Colorado/USA); Taryn Torres (University of Virginia/USA); Kelsey Turnbow (Santa Clara University/USA)
Costa Rica, Nicaragua arrive on Tuesday for Concacaf Women Qualifiers.
Costa Rica and Nicaragua will complete the list of arriving teams into Trinidad and Tobago for the upcoming CONCACAF Under 20 Women’s Championship which kicks off at the Ato Boldon Stadium with a double header involving the hosts on Thursday.
With the United States and Haiti already here since the weekend, three more teams arrived on Monday including Mexico, Canada and Jamaica.
Costa Rica will square off with Canada in the opening match of the competition at 4pm on Thursday and will meet Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday at 6:30pm .
After missing out on the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship two years ago, Costa Rica is eager to make up for lost time in the 2018 edition.
Head coach Amelia Valverde is ready to make that happen.
“Two years ago we didn’t even qualify for the [finals], while four years ago we qualified for the World Cup,” said the 30-year-old, who oversees the entire women’s program for the Federación Costarricense de Futbol. “The first thing was to retake that road to qualifying for the final phase. Now we are clear that we have come to compete and qualify for a youth women’s World Cup.
“We have to go compete with those powers. That’s why you work. We have a group with enough experience and we hope that things go well for us.”
The Ticas went a perfect 3-0-0 (18GF, 0GA) overall in Central America qualifying earlier this year, sealing progression with a 7-0 win over Honduras in a Classification Stage match.
“It is going to be a tough group,” Valverde remarked.
Valverde will have plenty of experienced talent from which to choose a roster. Ten players accounted for the team’s 18 qualifying goals, led by Saprissa forward Fabiola Villalobos (team-best six goals). Another competitor to watch is midfielder Gloriana Villalobos, who had one goal and two assists for Florida State University in the USA’s recently-completed NCAA season.
“[Costa Rica] is a national team that has been working for a long time,” finished Valverde. “We’ve had the girls in their clubs. Now it’s the final stage and it is going to be important for them to have enough time with us.”
This will be Costa Rica’s six appearance in the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship.
Ward : We are prepared
Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Ranae Ward believes the host nation will be ready to take on their Group A opponents by the time Thursday comes around. First up is Haiti, which on paper appears to be the weakest of the teams T&T will face with Canada and Costa Rica to follow on January 20th and 22nd
“We’ve done all our preparations with a strong belief that nothing is beyond us. It’s been a period which allowed us to come together more as a team and work on different things under our head coach Jamaal Shabazz that will hopefully allow us to bring our best game on game day for each of the three matches. We will be working continuously to keep improving and get it right for the tournament,” Ward said.