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).
Continue reading “NOTES: And, Introducing… The Saint Kitts and Nevis WNT”
As seen on Twitter, here’s a quick post with charts showing the birth year distribution for each team’s rosters at this year’s CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
First up is a stacked bar chart showing the overall distribution, with each team represented by a unique color. Teams are roughly in order of oldest to youngest, based on each squad’s average and median age.
Continue reading “CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying: Birth Year Distribution and Comparison Charts”
Earlier today, CONCACAF held the group draw for the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Championship, which will be hosted by the United States. As hosts, the United States Women’s National Team were placed in Group A. The USA’s opponents in Group A are Costa Rica, Panama, and Haiti. Group B, headlined by Canada will consist of Mexico, Jamaica, and Saint Kitts & Nevis. Continue reading “2020 Olympic Qualifying: Draw Results, Schedule, and Venue Details”