Written by Martin Boyce, Carleton Sports Information
Photo by Carleton Athletics
Carleton Ravens women’s soccer player and goalie Yazmeen Jamieson (Toronto, ON) is off to Trinidad and Tobago to compete in the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship for Team Jamaica.
The second-year communications student will help out in net for the Jamaican squad at the January 18-28 World Cup qualifying tournament. She joined the team in November ahead of the final rounds of the Caribbean CONCACAF qualifiers.
Jamaica finds itself in the challenging Group B, alongside the United States, Nicaragua and Mexico. The team’s first match is set for Friday, January 19 in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago against Mexico, with its final group stage games taking place on the 21st and 23rd.
Jamieson started one game for Carleton in 2017 against the East Division champions, UOIT Ridgebacks. She tallied 10 saves in 90 minutes of action in the back-and-forth loss.
She will look to build on her international experience and keep improving come next season for the Ravens.
“I think it’s an invaluable experience for her,” said Kwesi Loney, Head Coach of Soccer Operations at Carleton. “For her to get selected for the U20s and get that international experience, it’s going to be something she’ll always remember in her career moving forward and I hope it pushes her and motivates her to become a better keeper here for the university as well.”