Trio of Falcons Named to National Team Roster

Trio of Falcons Named to National Team Roster

(SCRANTON, PA) -- Lackawanna College men's soccer alums, Montell James, Fitz Jolly, and returner Nick Anthony have been named to the Dominica U23 Men's National Team training camp for the 2019 Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers.

The trio will be looking to make their first career Olympic Qualifying appearances. The qualification process for the Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship will kick off with an initial round in the Caribbean set to take place July 17-21, 2019. A member of Group A, Dominica will play in Jamaica against St. Kitts & Nevis, Guyana and the hosts, Jamaica. After round robin play, the group winner will advance to a final play-in match. The winner of the play-in match will qualify for the Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship where they will look to land a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

"I'm so excited for Montell, Fitz and Nick," Falcons head coach Rudy Roediger said. "These guys are great examples of student-athletes in our program. They do everything at the highest level. I can't ask for any more from our players than to represent the program at such a high level while performing on one of the biggest stages of international competition."

Jolly, a May 2019 graduate and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society Inductee, signed with Indiana University East for 2019, earned All-Region XIX honors and became Lackawanna's first ever EPAC Men's Division I Soccer Player of the Year in 2018.  The Roseau, Dominica native played every minute of every match in November for Dominica in the 2018 CConcacaf Under-20 Championship.

James, a May 2019 graduate and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society Inductee, signed with Indiana University East for 2019, earned All-Region XIX honors while setting the career and single records at Lackawanna College in goals, assists and points.

Anthony, finished his freshman campaign by starting the final 13 matches which included 10 against nationally ranked opponents. The Mahaut, Dominica native helped guide Lackawanna to nine program records including fewest goals against and most goals scored in a season.

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