TSG reveals CU17W Best XI, Awards

The USA's Ashley Sanchez was presented with the Golden Ball award as the best player at the 2016 CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship. (Photo: Mexsport)

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Following the United States’ 2-1 win over Mexico in the 2016 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship (CU17W) final on Sunday at the Grenada Athletics Stadium, the Technical Study Group announced the tournament’s Best XI and presented awards.

The CU17W selection contains at least one player from each of the four semifinalists: seven players from the champion United States, two from runner-up Mexico, as well as one each from Canada and Haiti.

Here’s a look at the team:

2016 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship
Best XI

Goalkeeper:  Laurel Ivory (United States)
Right Back:  Kennedy Wesley (United States)
Center Back: Naomi Girma (United States)
Center Back: Kimberly Rodriguez (Mexico)
Left Back: Julia Grosso (Canada)
Right Midfielder: Nerilia Mondesir (Haiti)
Center Midfielder: Brianna Pinto (United States)
Center Midfielder: Jaelin Howell (United States)
Left Midfielder: Jacqueline Ovalle (Mexico)
Forward: Ashley Sanchez (United States)
Forward: Civana Kuhlmann (United States)


Golden Ball
Ashley Sanchez, USA

Golden Boot
Nerilia Mondesir, Haiti (seven goals)

Golden Glove
Laurel Ivory, United States

Fair Play Award