LIMA, Peru – Vanderbilt defender Madiya Harriott has joined the Jamaican National Team set to compete in the Pan American Games from July 26-Aug. 11.
Eight women’s teams qualified to compete in the games: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru. The opening ceremony is set for July 26 and competition will begin in the days following.
“I am really excited for Madiya to get this opportunity,” head coach Darren Ambrose said. “The Pan Am games is a special experience and to follow up with this after being invited to the World Cup camp in May is a really great complement to her. I hope she continues to impress and grow under the leadership of the Reggae Girlz, who have done a terrific job in strengthening the Jamaican national teams on the world’s stage.”
A native of Davie, Florida, Harriott is coming off her sophomore season with the Commodores. She played in 16 games this past season. She started six games, with all of those starts coming during the Dores’ 16-game unbeaten streak.
In her freshman season, Harriott played in 17 games with six starts for the Commodores and registered the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over LSU.