Tori Paul among new faces as Kenwyne selects 23-member T&T Women’s Team

Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team head coach Kenwyne Jones has selected his 23-member squad for the 2022 Concacaf W Championship, with 20 players who participated for the Women Soca Warriors in the earlier round.

The team is captained by midfielder Karyn “Baby” Forbes, who is one of six veterans from the 2015 World Cup qualifying campaign along with sister and goalkeeper Kimika Forbes, defender Rhea Belgrave and utility player Lauryn Hutchinson.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago captain and midfielder Karyn Forbes advances with the ball during friendly international action against the Dominican Republic in San Cristobal on 30 November 2021.
(via TTFA Media)

Jones called up five new players for his current training camp in Monterrey, Mexico and three earned final selection.

Attackers Tori Paul, Brianna Austin and Jolie St Louis are in. Goalkeeper Makida Herbert and forward Edna Konte did not make the final cut.

Paul and Herbert are former Trinidad and Tobago national youth team players, while Austin and St Louis would make their international debuts if they feature at the W Championship.

Trinidad and Tobago open their campaign on 5 July against Canada before facing Costa Rica and Panama on 8 and 11 July respectively. The top two teams from the four nation group will advance to the Australia/ New Zealand 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup while the third placed team enters a Fifa Playoff.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago attacker Tori Paul (left) tries to hold off El Salvador midfielder Isabella Recinos during Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship action in the Dominican Republic on 25 February 2022.
(via Concacaf)

The two finalists at the W Championship will represent Concacaf at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

The Women Warriors lost 2-0 to Monterrey FC in a midweek friendly while they defeated the University of Monterrey 1-0 in an early exhibition game.

(Trinidad and Tobago team)

Goalkeepers: Kimika Forbes (Unattached), Tenesha Palmer (Police FC), K’lil Keshwar (St Francis College—USA),
Defenders: Chelsi Jadoo (Valadares Gaia FC—Portugal), Rhea Belgrave (Police FC), Victoria Swift (Unattached), Shaunalee Govia (Unattached), Shadi Cecily Stoute (University of Georgia—USA), Liana Hinds (Hibernian—Scotland), Kedie Johnson (University of Louisiana Monroe—USA),

Midfielders: Lauryn Hutchinson (Unattached), Karyn Forbes (Police FC), Amaya Ellis (Johns Hopkins University—USA), Chelcy Ralph (Ball State University—USA), Asha James (West Texas A&M University—USA), Sarah De Gannes (Western Illinois University—USA),

Forwards: Raenah Campbell (Unattached), Cayla Mc Farlane (Harvard University—USA), Maya Matouk (Police FC), Tori Paul* (George Mason University—USA), Maria-Frances Serrant (West Texas A&M—USA), Jolie St Louis* (Seattle University—USA), Brianna Austin* (Florida Atlantic University—USA),

Konte 20. Austin 23. Jolie 18 (4 July). Herbert 21.

Staff: Kenwyne Jones, Carlos Edwards (assistant coach), James Baird (goalkeeper coach), Joanne Daniel (manager), Anyl Gopeesingh (team doctor), Rejan Chin (rehab specialist), Terry Johnson-Jeremiah (equipment manager), Atiba Downes (strength and conditioning coach), Andre Sooklal (media oficer and video analyst), Alexandria Olton (sport psychologist), Dean Tuitt (trainer), Kylla Charles (massage therapist)

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