RINDGE, N.H. (August 1, 2018) – Franklin Pierce University men's soccer junior goalkeeper Jadel Poon-Lewis (Diego Martin, Trinidad & Tobago) played for his country Trinidad & Tobago in the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) last week.
The CAC Games are held every four years and evenly between the Olympic Games. The purpose is to provide a regional championship for countries in Central America and Caribbean. The games are organized by the Central American and Caribbean Games Sport Organization (CASCO- in English). The Organization Deportiva Centro Americana y del Caribe (ODECABE- in Spanish) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through the Pan American Sport Organization (PASO).
There are 31 countries invited by CACSO to participate in the Central American and Caribbean Games. In order to participate in the games, all athletes must be entered by their National Olympic Committee (NOC).
Poon-Lewis appeared in the match against Costa Rica on Monday, July 23rd. Trinidad and Tobago suffered a 3-2 setback, however, Poon-Lewis entered the game around the 30-minute mark and kept a clean sheet over the course of the final 60 minutes.
In January 2017, he traveled to Costa Rica to participate in the 2017 Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Under-20 Championship. In November 2017, he was the subject of a feature article as well.
Poon-Lewis and the Ravens open up their 2018 slate of games on Thursday, August 30th with a home non-conference duel on Sodexo Field against Nyack College at 4:00 p.m.
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