Some of Cayman’s best women footballers have been excelling again for their college teams.
Jetena Bodden was a step ahead of the rest in her first season at South Georgia State College.
Bodden, a freshman midfielder with the Hawks, scored a team-high 10 goals and added a team-high five assists en route to earning All-Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association honorable mention accolades.
Fellow Caymanians Amanda Nelson and Courtisha Ebanks also wrapped up their seasons with the Hawks, although they did not earn any post-season awards.
Last year, Ebanks earned National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 honorable mention All-American honors as a goalkeeper. This season, however, she switched positions. Team statistics show she started six matches between the post and 11 in the field.
Nelson, a freshman defender, scored one goal in 16 games played.
Those three are not the only Caymanians to see extensive playing time with their respective teams.
At the University of West Florida, sophomore Shanice Monteith notched one assist in 17 games played. She helped the Argonauts win their second straight Gulf South Conference title and the team set a conference record this season after winning 30-consecutive matches.
The Argos currently are ranked No. 3 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II poll.
Shalisa Barnett finished her freshman season at King University with two goals and three assists in 14 games played.
Junior midfielder Sara Webster started 15 games for Florida College. She totaled one goal and six assists on the year.
And sophomore midfielder Bri Hydes started 15 games for Southern Wesleyan University.