Since host Honduras possessed one of Central America’s two spots in the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship, Panama did well to secure the other with a first-place finish in regional qualifying with a 3W-1D-0L record.
The key result proved to be a 2-0 victory over eventual runner-up Costa Rica on August 6, 2015. Karla Riley and Solemar Ortiz netted the goals in a winning effort, effectively eliminating the Ticas.
Panama’s success in the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship has been limited, but it did come in fourth place in 2012. That year, the then 14-year-old Marta Cox scored in a 2-1 triumph against Cuba and, remarkably, she is still with the squad. In qualifying for this year’s competition, Cox struck for two goals, both coming in a 3-0 defeat of Guatemala.