Joshewa Frederick, who represents Cayman on U-20, U-23, and senior national teams, recently was invited to try out for a Premier Development League team in New Hampshire, USA, and made the final roster. He earned the starting 11 position as center-defender or midfielder for Seacoast United.
Frederick, whose coaches described him as one of their hardest working players, came through the ranks of Cayman football from his early days in the CUC Pee Wee Football League.
He is going into his second year of junior college soccer at Northwest Kansas Tech in the U.S., one of three Caymanians who were on the team this past school year.
Of his experience with the PDL team, he said, “The football is a lot faster and more physical than what I am used to, but that has only inspired me to be stronger and more adept to a higher level of football. These players kick the same football as I do, so I do not see why I cannot advance and compete on a higher level.”
The PDL is a development league for the professional leagues in the U.S.