Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz Earn CONCACAF Soccer Honors

Several members of Jamaica’s senior women’s soccer team, which successfully qualified for the World Cup, have been rewarded with individual recognition for performances in 2018 by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

Webp.net resizeimage 36Hue Menzies, who led the Reggae Girlz through qualification, was named CONCACAF’s women’s “Coach of the Year”. Menzies, who is also in charge of Florida Kraze Krush soccer club, finished ahead of United States coach Jill Ellis in the voting.

The Jamaica women’s team was honored with CONCACAF’s “Outstanding Performance Award” for its World Cup qualification.

 Khadija Shaw was recognized in multiple categories. Shaw, who attends the University of Tennessee, was third in the voting for the “Goal of the Year” for her strike in Jamaica’s match against Cuba. She and teammate Jody Brown were also selected to the CONCACAF “Female Best XI” team.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Crystal Sobers was runner-up to Lucila Venegas of Mexico in the “Female Referee of the Year” category.