The Women’s U-20 Team
Australian Nicola Williams is currently the head coach of the Women’s Under 20 National Team.
The teams trains daily at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.
The previous team finished third in the Caribbean Finals, defeating Puerto Rico 4-3 on penalty kicks after finishing 1-1 at the end of extra time. They faced off with the best teams in Concacaf in December for a place in the 2017 FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea but did not make it through to the Finals.
Previous 2015 T&T U-20 Team Roster
|PLAYER||POSITION||DATE OF BIRTH||CLUB||SCHOOL||HOMETOWN|
|Nicolette Craig||Goalkeeper||October 12th, 1997||St Augustine FC||Chaguanas South Secondary||Chaguanas|
|Rebecca Ann Almandoz||Goalkeeper||December 7th, 1998||MOS||St Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando||Palmiste|
|Celeste Thomas||Midfielder||March 16th, 1998||St Augustine FC||St Augustine Secondary||Samaroo Village|
|Khaline Jacob||Winger||January 15th, 1998||Point Fortin FC||Fyzabad Anglican Secondary||Fyzabad|
|Naomie Guerra||Midfielder||June 1st, 1996||St Augustine FC||– –||Bon Air Gardens|
|Shanelle Arjoon||Midfielder||May 6th, 1997||St Augustine FC||Debe Secondary||Duncan Village, San Fernando|
|Kelsey Henry||Midfielder||July 4th, 1999||Unattached||St Joseph Convent, POS||Waterloo|
|Ranae Ward||Midfielder||November 7th, 1999||Unattached||Bishop Anstey||Trincity|
|Collette Morgan||Winger||November 29th, 1996||MOS||Holy Faith Convent, Penal||Penal|
|November 22nd, 1997||MOS||Miracle Ministries||Freeport|
|Chelcy Ralph||Forward/Winger||December 15th, 1998||MOS||Providence Girls||Chaguanas|
|Tsaianne Leander||Forward||December 28th, 1996||Tobago Chicas||Speyside Secondary||Roxborough|
|Maya Matouk||Midfielder/Forward||March 30th, 1998||St Ann’s Rangers||University of Tampa||Port of Spain|
|Corel Carmichael||Midfielder||June 18th, 1997||– –||– –||New York|
|Dennecia Prince||Midfielder/Forward||August 10th, 1998||Point Fortin Civic Centre||Point Fortin
|Laurelle Theodore||Forward||August 5th, 1999||St Augustine FC||St. Augustine Secondary.||Arouca|
|Chelsea Frederick||Defender||December 4th, 1997||Central FC||ASJA Girls, Charlieville||Carlsen Field|
|Shaunalee Govia||Defender||December 2nd 1998||St Ann’s Rangers||Tranquility Secondary||Cascade|
|Shuntelle Baptiste||Defender||March 21st, 1996||Unattached||Providence Girls||Morvant/Laventille|
|Renee Mike||Defender||March 23rd, 1998||MOS||Holy Faith Convent,
|Amaya Ellis||Defender/Midfielder||October 31st, 1999||FFC Frankfurt U-17s (Germany)||– –|
|Tamara Johnson||Defender||January 7th, 1997||Point Fortin FC||Point Fortin East Secondary||Point Fortin|
|Sawsha Woznuk||Defender||May 12th, 1996||– –||London Norwest Wildcats||London Ontario|
|Tonya Richards||Wingback||February 25th, 1997||St Augustine FC||Toco Secondary School||Toco|
|Chevonne John||Winger||June 19th, 1997||St Augustine FC||Bishop Anstey Trinity College||Bon Air Gardens|
|Natisha John||Defender||May 6th, 2000||Unattached||Providence Girls||Caroni|
|Raenah Campbell||Forward||February 28th, 1999||St Ann’ s Rangers||International School of Port of Spain||Carenage|
|Shenieka Paul||Defender||January 13th, 1999||Unattached||St Kevin’s College||Fyzabad|
T&T Women dominate Dominica to top CFU first round group
Maya Matouk scored a first-half double as T&T’s Under-20 Women Soca Warriors blanked Dominica 6-0 to top Group Four of their Caribbean Football Union Under-20 Women qualifiers towards the FIFA Under-20 World Cup at Victoria Park, Kingstown, St Vincent and The Grenadines on Tuesday night.
Following theor opening 2-0 shut-out of host St Vincent and the Grenadines thanks to a goals in each half from Tsaianne Leander, the Jason Spence-coached T&T women went into the clash against underdogs Dominica knowing that another victory would seal top spot in the three-team pool ahead of their final match between the host and Dominica.
After taking a while to settle, the Rene Mike-captained young Women Soca Warriors found their shooting boots with Matouk finishing off a precise build up with a neat finish for a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute and six minutes later Shauna-Lee Govia doubled the lead when she volleyed home off a corner kick by Chelcy Ralph.
Matouk then made it 3-0 with her second of the contest from an almost identical passage of play and numerous passed and ball movement from one side of the field to another before Ralph latched onto an Eden Charles squared ball to hammer home for a deserved 4-0 advantage at the interval.
On the resumption, the young Women Soca Warriors again took a while to find their footing before Corel Carmichael blasted in the fifth from 25-yards out past the Dominican goalkeeper. Carmichael, then turned provider and after being put through on goal by Ralph she dished off the ball to team-mate Zoe Swift to make it 6-0 in the 81st to cap off a stellar performance and passage to the next round with maximum six points, while Dominic and St Vincent and The Grenadines are without a point.
Commenting on the lopsided win, coach Spence said, today’s (Tuesday) game was just a reflection to our preparation as we again scored inside the first 20 minutes as we wanted to and closed out the match at the end of the first-half with a 4-0 lead. With respect to his game strategy, the St Ann’s Rangers women’s team coach stated, “The team was asked to manage the game and stick to the game plan with emphasis on higher ball possession and this was done. “Before the match, the girls were very relaxed, but at the same time serious and focused as no celebrating was allowed until the job was completed by winning both matches and topping the group.
While delighted with the number of goals scored as compared to the first match, Spence was also full of praise for his defenders saying; “”Keeping a clean sheet again was a reflection of what was rehearsed as I spoke to my defenders and drilled it home that defence wins matches and championships and today’s (Tuesday) encounter heavily relied on a their performance.
Matouk says T&T U-20 Women will remain focused
Trinidad and Tobago Under 20 Women’s player Maya Matouk is firm on the belief that she and her teammates have not accomplished anything and must remained focused on the task at their feet. And that entails maintaining their team bond and improving as a unit as they move on to the Caribbean Football Union Under 20 Women’s Championship in Haiti in October.
Matouk, a student at University of Tampa, led T&T’s charge in their 6-0 defeat of Dominica in their closing first round fixture at Victoria Park in St Vincent on Tuesday evening to see them top the group with a maximum six points.
T&T will now move onto the Finals in Haiti from which the top three teams from the eight-team tournament will advance to the CONCACAF Finals. At stake in that final tournament in Honduras in December will be a place in the 2016 FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.
“Even though we accomplished our first objective, going on to the next round is going to require us to stay even more humble and dedicated as we will be facing teams that are stronger,” a confident Matouk told TTFA Media
“We will take the experience of the past games with us and hope to increase our level of play to be victorious in the next qualifying round. Winning this first round was definitely a confidence boost for all and this will keep our spirits high,” she continued.
Looking back at the game in which she notched a double, the ex-St Ann’s Rangers and IMG Academy player said sticking to the game plan laid out by head coach Jason Spence and proper communication among the players and staff were key factors.
“Sticking to the game plan given by coach was definitely the key factor in our performance. We were told to give everything we had when we stepped out on the field and that’s exactly what we did,” she said.
The team was skippered by defender Renee Mike and included the likes of the talented Amaya Ellis, Chelcy Ralph, Tsaianne Leander who scored a double in the 2-0 win over St Vincent/Grenadines, Shauna Lee Govia, Naomie Guerra and goalkeeper Nicolette Craig.
“We stayed focused and humble throughout the qualifiers. Being a team with all teammates fully committed and willing to strive for excellence made our goal easier to achieve. We developed an effective method of communication and this was another important factor that allowed the game to be played smoothly,” Matouk added.
The T&T forward was a member of the T&T Under 17 Women’s Team that won the 2013 Caribbean title in Haiti, beating the hosts 1-0 in the final. She is familiar with the conditions there and has a feel for that stage.
”Now we have a few weeks to prepare for the next stage which is going to be tougher and will require more out of us. But I think everyone’s up for it and we’ll be working towards staying on top of our game and pull off the results to keep us going in this campaign,” Matouk ended.
Under 20 (F)