Nesbeth Verbally Committed to Florida State University
Bermuda Under 17 Women’s International footballer LeiLanni Nesbeth moved one step closer to fulfilling her dream of playing football at a major University in the USA as she verbally committed to attend Florida State University.
Nesbeth, the former St. David’s Primary and Saltus Grammar School student is completing her junior year at Bede’s in the UK and can now move into her Senior year knowing where she will continue her academic and athletic pursuits after impressing the coaching staff at FSU.
The highly sought after attacking player had drawn much attention from US Universities at the recently concluded CONCACAF Under 17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers held on the campus of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The tournament was abandoned in its first attempt in Nicaragua this past April and the move to complete the tournament in the US worked in her favor as many more coaches were able to attend the event due to its convenient location.
FSU is in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) which is a powerhouse in women’s soccer at the collegiate level. They have won 4 ACC championships in the last 5 years. Established programs such as the University of North Carolina, NC State, Duke and Virginia are just a few that make up this extremely competitive conference. In addition to conference play the Seminoles have games scheduled against highly touted programs UCLA, USC and the University of Florida during their 2018-19 campaign.
FSU are led by head coach Mark Krikorian who has led FSU to a National Championship in 2014, eight College Cup appearances, three appearances in the national title game (2007, 2013 and 2014), three ACC regular season titles (2009, 2012 and 2014) and five league championships (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016). Nesbeth, will get her first taste of what life will be like in Tallahassee this summer as she will attend the FSU Women’s ID Camp in July.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Dill & Wilson Talk FIFA F4F Experience
The 2018 Football for Friendship (F4F) programme started in Russia, with two young Bermudians along for the ride.
Amir Dill and Majesty Wilson left the country recently with two chaperones BFA 2nd Vice President Crenstant Williams and Ricketta Warner, BFA Women’s Live Your Goals Coach to attend this annual programme in the lead-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
F4F is an international children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy.
Dill is representing Bermuda as the youth player and Wilson is representing Bermuda as the youth journalist.
They are both excited and grateful for this amazing opportunity of a lifetime.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Bermuda Youngsters Taking Part in F4F Program
Amir Dill and Majesty Wilson are having the time of their lives at the Friends 4 Football in Russia.
Football for Friendship (F4F) is an annual International Children's social program implemented by Gazprom.
FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and Gazprom invited two youth from each of FIFA’s 211 Member Association together with two chaperones to travel to Russia to participate in the F4F Program, Dill and Wilson were selected to represent Bermuda.
The young Bermudian ambassadors are representing to the fullest with their counterparts from Mozambique, Australia, Togo and New Zealand among others.
Team Bermuda made the front page on day 4 of the Friends for Football Newsletter!!!!
Friday, June 08, 2018
Bermuda - Costa Rica Round Up
Bermuda 1 Costa Rica 6
Bermuda’s Under-17 Women’s National Team final match in the Group stage to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup when the CONCACAF Women’s’ Under 17 Championship saw them take to the field at the IMG Academy as they take on Costa Rica.
Priscilla Chinchilla scored three times and María Paula Salas as Costa Rica had taken a 5 – 0 lead, but Bermuda was not to be denied a goal in injury time when Jadae Steede Hill scored from a 20 yard free kick. Still there was time for Costa Rica to score again when they were awarded a penalty and they would convert on the stroke of full time.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Bermuda Go Down to USA in Under 17 Championships
Bermuda 1 United States of America 10
Bermuda’s Under-17 Women’s National Team continues its quest to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup when the CONCACAF Women’s’ Under 17 Championship resume at the IMG Academy as they take on the United States of America.
The United States used a strong offensive performance to earn a 10-1 victory over Bermuda.
The U.S. had eight different goalscorers on the day, with Maya Doms and Sunshine Fontes each scoring twice in a win that sends the U.S. to the knockout round of the tournament, while Bermuda has been eliminated.
The U.S. struck early when Mia Fishel who has Bermuda links with her father the brother of Andrew, Herbie and David Bascome received a long ball over the top and calmly stroked home a right-footed shot to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead in the 5th minute.
Bermuda fought back when Leilanni Nesbeth scored Bermuda’s first goal of the tournament in the 17th minute with a free kick that swerved in past U.S. goalkeeper Julia Dohle to make it 1 - 1.
The U.S. would regain control though when Diana Ordonez slotted in a shot underneath Bermuda goalkeeper Zakhari Turner giving them a 2 - 1 advantage in the 25th minute.
Seven minutes later Doms made it 3 - 1 after hitting a strong finish past Turner.
The U.S. would then tack on another two goals to end the half, as Reilyn Turner squeezed in shot from a narrow angle in the 41st minute and Samantha Kroeger swept in a right-footer in the 44th minute for a 5 - 1 halftime lead.
Less than two minutes after the restart a long-range shot from Makenna Morris extended the lead to 6 - 1. Doms then scored her second of the day, from a header in the 48th minute for a 7 - 1 U.S. lead.
Following an Astrid Wheeler goal in the 85th minute, Fontes would cap things by scoring in the 86th and 90th minutes to complete the U.S. victory.