St. Francis College Brooklyn women's soccer goalkeeper K'lil Keshwar has been selected to represent her native Trinidad and Tobago in the upcoming CONCACAF U20 World Cup Championships, which will kick-off on Saturday, February 22, and conclude on Sunday, March 8.
"I am grateful for this opportunity to represent my country and look forward to what this competition brings," commented Keshwar following the selection.
The goalkeeper was first invited to training camp with Trinidad and Tobago's senior women's team in 2016 as the team prepared for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship. She was the starting keeper for Trinidad and Tobago's U17 women's team that captured third-place in the Caribbean Football Union Women's U17 CONCACAF Qualifiers in Puerto Rico. Keshwar was also the starting keeper for Trinidad and Tobago's U15 Girls' team that earned third-place at the U15 CONCACAF Championships in 2014 on the Cayman Islands.
"We are incredibly proud to have K'lil representing the school and the program in the CONCACAF U20 World Cup and wish Trinidad and Tobago the best of luck. We will be cheering them on from Brooklyn," said women's soccer Head Coach Justine Lombardi.
Keshwar was the starting goalkeeper for Trinidad and Tobago's U20 women's team that competed in the U20 women's CONCACAF and World Cup Qualifiers in 2018 as well. During the same year, Keshwar was invited to training camp with Trinidad and Tobago's senior women's football team for the Caribbean Football Union World Cup Qualifiers for CONCACAF '18. Additionally, she was invited to camp with the national senior women's squad for the Central American and Caribbean Games.
Trinidad and Tobago will play its first match of the respective tournament on Sunday, February 23, when it takes on Saint Kitts and Nevis inside Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal at 12 p.m. EST.