FGCU women’s soccer adds strong defensive role
FGCU women’s soccer head coach Jim Blankenship signed Irish U19 international and former U16 and U17 captain Jamie Finn to his 2016 team.
Finn has made 37 international appearances from the U16 to U19 level and recently appeared for the Irish U19 team against Germany in an attempt to make the U19 European Championships.
Born in Dublin, Finn played for Shelbourne Ladies Football Club and, through that, developed recognition at the national level.
Finn took the position as captain as Ireland attempted to qualify for the European Championships in 2015. The Irish qualified for the Elite Round, allowing just one goal through three matches thanks to a defense secured by Finn, who also scored in the first match against Lithuania.
With an immense amount of diversity, Finn appeared in defense as well as in the midfield during her playing career but has been a major defensive role. This diversity led her to be named one of three finalists for the U17 Ireland Player of the Year award, one year after being named Ireland’s U16 Player of the Year.