ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s soccer alumna Siobhan Wilson has been invited to join the Reggae Girlz Training Squad to compete for a spot on the Jamaican National Team this week, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Wilson will train alongside 30 other highly talented women’s soccer standouts from Jan. 15-21, aiming to earn a spot on the National Team ahead of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Wilson, the daughter of former professional Clive Wilson, qualifies for Jamaican citizenship through her dad’s side of the family.
"I'm extremely grateful to be given this opportunity," Wilson said. "It would be a dream come true to possibly play in the World Cup this year."
The former Panther recently signed with the Italian pro team Sassuolo Calcio Femminile, joining the Serie A women’s club after a season with Málaga CF Femenino in Spain. Wilson made her debut with Sassuolo on Saturday, helping her team record its first shutout since December.
Wilson finished her senior season at Georgia State with seven appearances and six starts to accumulate over 500 minutes on the pitch in 2017. The London, England, native finished her senior season with a team-high three assists and scored her first goal as a Panther against Little Rock on Oct. 22.
Jamaica will be one of four newcomers to the Women’s World Cup after punching its ticket by defeating Panama in the third-place match at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in October. The Senior Reggae Girlz squad is joined by Australia, Brazil and Italy in Group C and will open against Brazil, who have yet to miss a Women’s World Cup.
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