Mexico's Tanya Samarzich (left) and McKenzie Meehan of the United States receive the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship Golden Boot award from CONCACAF Executive Committee member Sonia Bien-Aime on January 19, 2014, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town, Cayman Islands. (Photo: Mexsport)
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Mexico’s Tanya Samarzich and McKenzie Meehan of the United States shared the Golden Boot at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship (CWU20) after concluding the tournament as joint-top scorers with six goals each.
The fantastic forwards achieved their tally totals in two different ways.
Samarzich netted hat-tricks in the Tricolor’s first two games, helping her side set a new team record for most goals scored in a single CWU20 with 22, four more than its previous high.
Meehan struck in three different matches, getting on the scoresheet once against Jamaica, three times against Guatemala and twice in a 6-0 semifinal victory over Trinidad & Tobago.
CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship
Golden Boot Winners
2002: Kelly Wilson (USA) – 9
2004: Kerri Hanks (USA) – 10
2006: Veronica Charlyn Corral (Mexico) – 8
2008: Shakira Duncan (Jamaica), Michelle Enyeart (USA), Kelley O’Hara (USA) – 6
2010: Sydney Leroux (USA) – 6
2012: Natalia Gomez Junco (Mexico) – 6
2014: McKenzie Meehan (USA), Tanya Samarzich (Mexico) – 6