Women’s U-20 Team

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
Zoe Swift Midfielder/
Forward
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

East Sec.

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,
Couva
Freeport
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.

T&T Women's Under 20 team
T&T Women’s Under 20 team

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.

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