Olufolasade Adamolekun

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Olufolasade Adamolekun
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Personal information
Full name Olufolasade Ayomide Danielle Adamolekun[1]
Date of birth (2001-02-21) February 21, 2001 (age 18)
Place of birth Austin, Texas, United States[2]
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
United Soccer Alliance
Number 10
Youth career
Years Team
2017–2018 United Soccer Alliance
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Jamaica U17 3 (4)
2018 Jamaica U20 6 (3)
2019– Jamaica 3 (0)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 March 2019

Olufolasade Ayomide Danielle "Sade" Adamolekun (born February 21, 2001) is an American-born Jamaican footballer who plays as a forward / midfielder for United Soccer Alliance US Development Academy and the Jamaica women's national team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Austin, Texas to a Nigerian father Lanre Adamolekun and Jamaican mother Michelle, Olufolasade was raised with her older brother Nathaniel.[2]

In 2016, Adamolekun was the recipient of the UIL Girls Soccer All District 14-6A Award as a freshman at Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas.[3] As a sophomore at Fleming Island High School she earned the All-First Coast 1st Team Award in 2017 after scoring 22 goals.[4] In 2017 and 2018, Adamolekun was the recipient of the United Soccer Coaches Youth Girls All-South Region Award.[5][6] She was also recognized and named to the US Development Academy's U16/U17 East Conference Best XI in the inaugural season of the Girls program in 2018.[7]

She has committed to the University of Southern California.

International career[edit]

Youth National Teams[edit]

United States of America In March 2014, Adamolekun attended the United States ID2 National Training camp in Portland, OR. The camp was used as an evaluation for future US national team training camps. Adamolekun was then called into the U-14 US National Team camps in June, August and October 2014.[8][9] In April 2014, she attended the U-15 US National Team camps held at the US Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.[10] At the age of 14, Adamolekun attended the U-17 US Women's National Team camp from June 15, - 22, 2014 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.[11] In March, September and November 2015, Adamolekun attended the U15 US. National Team camps.[12][13][14][15][16] Adamolekun was later called into the U-18 U.S. Women's National Team camp in Bradenton, Florida from October 6–13, 2018.

Jamaica Adamolekun accepted the Jamaica U-17 call-up to participate in the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship qualification from October 16–22, 2017 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.[17] Adamolekun earned the top goal scorer accolades of the tournament, notching 4 goals in 3 games in qualification.

At the age of 16, Adamolekun was named to the Jamaica U-20 roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship qualification in Basseterre, St. Kitts.[18] In the first match, Adamolekun scored the lone goal to give Jamaica a 1-0 win against the Dominican Republic.[19] Jamaica secured a berth to the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship on the strength of a first-place finish in the final round of the Caribbean qualifying. Adamolekun ended the qualification tournament with two goals in three matches.

Adamolekun was named to the Jamaica 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship roster in Couva, Trinidad & Tobago.[20][21] Adamolekun scored a goal in Jamaica's 2-2 tie against Nicaragua,[22] and was credited with the well taken free kick that put Jamaica on level ground against the United States.[23][24]

Senior National Team[edit]

At the age of young age of 17, Adamolekun first appeared for the senior Jamaica women's national team on 28 October 2018, netting a brace in a 3-0 friendly win against Nottingham Forest Ladies.[25] Note this appearance does not qualify as a international cap nor do the goals count toward her senior international goal tally since the match was played against a club and not a senior national team.

Following the historic FIFA Women's World Cup qualification by the Jamaica women's national football team, Adamolekun was named to its 2019 World Cup training camp roster in January 2019.[26][27] She received her next call up for the second 2019 World Cup preparation camp in Jamaica,[28] and made her official senior international debut as a substitute in the 1–0 friendly win against Chile on February 28, 2019. She also featured as a substitute in Jamaica's 3-2 friendly win against Chile on March 3, 2019.

Adamolekun's most recently received a call-up for Jamaica's third 2019 World Cup Preparation camp held in Durban, South Africa in April 2019, where they are scheduled to play South Africa on April 7, 2019.[29]

Personal life[edit]

Adamolekun was born in the United States to a Nigerian father and a Jamaican mother.[30] Her brother Nathaniel is also a footballer.[2] She is a high school senior at Fleming Island High School in Florida.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ List of Players - Jamaica" (PDF). FIFA. 27 May 2019. p. 12. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Adamolekun sticking to her Jamaican roots". Jamaica Observer. October 18, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  3. ^ University Interscholastic League. "Orgs - The Athletics Department .com". www.theathleticsdepartment.com. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Freeman, Clayton. "All-First Coast Girls Soccer 2017: Spartans' Newton headlines deep area squad". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  5. ^ United Soccer Coaches. "2017 United Soccer Coaches Youth Girls All-South Region". unitedsoccercoaches.org. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  6. ^ United Soccer Coaches. "2018 United Soccer Coaches Youth Girls All-South Region". unitedsoccercoaches.org. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  7. ^ US Soccer. "USSF announces Girls DA 2017-18 awards | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer". TopDrawerSoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  8. ^ U.S. Soccer. "U.S. U14 GNT Comes Together for Second Camp | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer". TopDrawerSoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  9. ^ U.S. Soccer. "U-14 GNT Assembles for Final 2014 Camp". www.ussoccer.com.
  10. ^ U.S. Soccer. "Snow Starts New Cycle with U-15 Girls National Team". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  11. ^ U.S. Soccer. "U-17 WNT Starts New Cycle at OTC". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  12. ^ Soccer America. "Roster: U.S. U-15 girls gather in Florida". www.socceramerica.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  13. ^ U.S. Soccer. "U15 GNT Heads to U.S. Soccer NTC for Camp | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer". TopDrawerSoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  14. ^ U.S. Soccer. "U.S. U15 GNT camp roster revealed | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer". TopDrawerSoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  15. ^ U.S. Soccer. "24 players called into final U15 GNT Camp | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer". TopDrawerSoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  16. ^ US Soccer. "U-15 GNT Heads to U.S. Soccer NTC for Third Camp of 2015". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  17. ^ Allen, Ruddy. "Positive U-17 Reggae Girlz depart for Haiti". www.jamaicaobserver.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  18. ^ Loop Sports. "Under-20 Reggae Girlz for training camp in Florida". www.loopjamaica.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  19. ^ Jamaica Observer. "U-20 Girlz face Marauding Haiti". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  20. ^ Loop Sports. "Final Roster announced for 2018 CONCACAF Women U20 Championship in TT". www.looptt.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  21. ^ Soccer America. "Rosters: Heavy U.S. flavor at Concacaf Under-20 Women's Championship". www.socceramerica.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  22. ^ The Star. "Ja U-20 Girlz bow out with draw". jamaica-star.com. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  23. ^ Front Row Soccer. "A Wild & Crazy Finish". www.frontrowsoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  24. ^ Cowan, Sherdon. "Brave Girlz Fall to US". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  25. ^ Levy, Leighton. "Reggae Girlz in Nottingham a success on many levels - Andrew Price". www.sportsmax.tv. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  26. ^ Parchman, Rachid (19 January 2019). "Girlz integrating well in camp". jamaica-gleaner.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  27. ^ De Souza, Ana (10 January 2019). "January Activities for ConcacafW". Fútbol Ace. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  28. ^ RJR News. "Six Uncapped Players Named In Latest Reggae Girlz Squad". RJR News. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  29. ^ Williams, Sean A. "South Africa Tour to Afford Girlz Multiple Benefits - Price". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  30. ^ Emmanuel, Ifeanyi. "2019 WWC: Jamaica In Pole Position To Beat Nigeria, USA To Highly-Rated Striker Adamolekun:: All Nigeria Soccer - The Complete Nigerian Football Portal". www.allnigeriasoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  31. ^ Freeman, Clayton. "Fleming Island's Adamolekun chases World Cup dream". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 2019-04-23.

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