May 28, 2008
BOCA RATON, FL - Jordan Kelly, a rising senior on the Florida Atlantic University men's soccer team, recently participated in tryouts for the Jamaican National Team. Although a London, England native, both of Kelly's parents were born in Jamaica, making him eligible for the team.
"It's a privilege to represent Jamaica in an international tournament," said Kelly. "It's the highest achievement in soccer, and I am honored to even have been invited."
The five-day camp was held in Montego Bay on May 14-19, with approximately 25 players taking part. Kelly qualified for a second round of tryouts to be conducted later this summer. The squad will participate in the CONCACAF tournament, as they try to qualify for the 2010 World Cup to be held in South Africa.
The rising senior defender started 15 games for the Owls last season, on the way to sweeping the Atlantic Soccer Conference regular season and tournament titles. He was recently named co-captain for the 2008 season, along with rising junior keeper Phillip Lamarre.