NOTES: And, Introducing… The Saint Kitts and Nevis WNT

Debuting today in their first senior CONCACAF women’s tournament is tiny Saint Kitts & Nevis (SKN), who finished first in their five-team qualifying group, which was hosted by Trinidad & Tobago.

Saint Kitts & Nevis has a population of roughly 55,000 and is the smallest independent country in the Western hemisphere (Wikipedia).

SKN’s WNT is coached by (Deborah) Jené Baclawski (Twitter profile) who is the Technical Director for the South Texas Youth Soccer Association.

The Canadian Press wire service recently published a short article on the team, with quotes from Baclawski:  Underdog St. Kitts prepares to face Canada at Olympic women’s soccer qualifier (via theglobeandmail.com).

The following is an updated roster for Saint Kitts & Nevis as the official CONCACAF roster is missing current team information for a number of players.  The roster has been augmented with ages for all players, plus college team information, if applicable.


SAINT KITTS & NEVIS ROSTER FOR CONCACAF WOMEN’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING  CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

Parenthetical Key:

  • Current or most recent team;
  • (if applicable) previous team
  • (if applicable) past college/university teams
  • age (as of 28-Jan-2020)

For teams not in the USA, the three-letter FIFA country code (e.g. SKN or SWE) is used to identify their location.

Goalkeepers (3):
Kyra Dickenson (Master’s Futbol Academy***; prev. played for  Töcksfors IF – SWE in 2017; Howard; 27.07)
Quinn Josiah (Prairie View A&M; 19.73)
Craivecia Sutton (Cayon FC – SKN; 18.41)
***Unclear if Dickenson plays for a senior team with the academy (website) and/or is a coach and/or trainer.

Defenders(6):
Arielle Fernandez (unattached; Pitt; 24.24)
Tarvia Phillip (Conaree FC – SKN; 24.21)
Calvonis Prentice (unattached; Northwestern Oklahoma State; 22.80)
Kaleah Smith (York University – CAN; 18.58)
Carley Uddenburg (Seneca College – CAN; 19.56)
Tyra Wilkinson (Newtown United – SKN; 21.45)

Midfielders (5):
Iyanla Bailey-Williams (Bayamon F.C. – PUR; 17.47)
Kaylee Bennett (Phillips Exeter Academy; prev. Bethesda SC; 15.85)
Phoenetia Browne (Åland United – FIN; Columbia/Texas; 25.77)^
Brittney Lawrence (Skoftebyns Dam IF – SWE; Oral Roberts; 24.45)^
Dakota Mills (Saint Johns Univ.; 22.57)**
Ellie Stokes (Washington Spirit Acad. – Baltimore Armour; 16.19)

Forwards (6):
Christi-Anne Mills (Newtown United – SKN; 17.51)
Cloey Uddenberg (Aurora FC – CAN; 17.21)
Kayla Uddenberg (Aurora FC – CAN; 14.26)
Allison Williams (Unattached; 21.87)
Lauren Williams (Unattached; 25.34)

^May be currently unattached
**5th year player in 2019, eligibility likely exhausted


NOTABLES

The team features a trio of sisters from Canada:  Carley, Cloey and Kayla Uddenberg.  Plus, a pair of sisters from outside of Philadelphia: Lauren and Allison Williams, who played for Colonial SC.

Kayla Uddenberg, at 14.26 years-old, is the youngest player in the tournament and the only player born in 2005.

About half of the roster has or is playing collegiate soccer at some level, either in the United States or Canada, including Prairie View A&M goalkeeper Quinn Josiah, who saw Stanford score 13 goals in 75 minutes against her in the opening round of last year’s NCAA D1 tournament (box score; another goalkeeper played the last 15 minutes).

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