Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Hue Menzies names strong Reggae Girlz squad for Pan Am Games

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz.

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz.

National senior women's football team head coach Hue Menzies has named a strong 18-member squad for the upcoming Pan American in Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11.

Menzies retains 11 of the players who were either part of the World Cup qualifying campaign or last month's World Cup tournament in France.

The University of Florida's Rachel Smith earns a first-time call-up.

The squad will stage a training camp in Jamaica from July 19 to July 23. 

 The Reggae Girlz will contest Group A with Mexico, Colombia, and Paraguay.

Jamaica will open their campaign against Mexico on July 28. Four days later, on August 1, Jamaica will play their second game against Colombia. Their final preliminary round game will take place on August 4 against Paraguay.

All games will be played at the Estadio Universidad.

Unlike the men's teams at the tournament, the women's teams are without age restrictions. Brazil is the defending gold medalist, but will not be participating in the Games.

JAMAICA'S DELEGATION

PLAYERS: Sydney Schneider, Yazmeen Jamieson, Deneisha Blackwood, Jody Brown, Olufolasade Adamolekun, Jadyn Matthews, Sashana Campbell, Tarania Clarke, Chyanne Dennis, Madiya Harriott, Jayda Pelaia-Hylton, Mireya Grey, Toriana Patterson, Chanel Hudson-Marks, Chantelle Swaby, Shayla Smart, Konya Plummer, Rachel Smith

STAFF: Hue Menzies, Lorne Donaldson, Hubert Busby, Will Hitzelberger, Jean Nelson, Omar Folkes, Gillian Lawrence

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