Cristina Roque and Erin Mikalsen representing U20 Women’s National Teams – Puerto Rico and Jamaica
Two FKK players are currently overseas representing their national teams in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Caribbean Qualifier. Each team is vying for the win in Group play this week; the three group winners move forward to the Caribbean Championship held in St. Kitts in November. The Caribbean Qualifier champion and runner-up will then proceed forward to World Cup play in the CONCACAF U20 Championships held in 2018.
This week in the Dominican Republic is first time national team player Cristina Roque (FKK – ’00 ECNL) playing for Puerto Rico in Group C facing the Dominican Republic, Antigua. Meanwhile Erin Mikalsen (played on ’98/99 Krush Black) returns to international play in Bermuda. Erin was on the winning Jamaica Women’s U-17 team that won the Caribbean Qualifier in 2015.
“This is a great opportunity for both girls and FKK to showcase their talent overseas. As a club, we continue to groom players to excel at a high level – being selected to a National Team is a big accomplishment and we’re proud of them” – Hue Menzies, Florida Kraze Kush Executive Director.
UPDATE: Erin and the Jamaican Reggae Girlz won their group play and now advance to St. Kitts for the U20 Women’s Caribbean Cup Championships that begin on November 22. Unfortunately, Cristina and the Puerto Rican team fell to the Dominican Republic in a 1-0 loss and their quest for Caribbean Championship has ended.