• Monday Jan 20, 2014

    CWU20 Golden Boot: Samarzich, Meehan share honors

    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

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