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Gabrielle Farrell Named to Jamaican National Team

February 4, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Farrell made the Jamaican National Team for the COCACAF Olympic qualifying.

Farrell made the Jamaican National Team for the COCACAF Olympic qualifying.

Following an exceptional collegiate career, Liberty's Gabrielle Farrell made the Jamaican National Team as they compete in the COCACAF Olympic qualifiers. Farrell will face of the world's best competition as she faces Mexico, Canada, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

"To play on the national stage and represent Jamaica and Liberty means the world to me. Jamaica is a country that is so close to my heart," Farrell said. "Both my parents being born on the Island, I grew up so in tune with my roots and so in love with the culture. To represent this country means more to me than I can really put into words."

Farrell and Jamaica began COCACAF Olympic qualifying against Mexico, which they lost in a 1-0 battle, as they are currently ranked No. 7 in COCACAF and suffered a loss to Canada on Feb. 1.

"We are so excited for Gabby to have this opportunity to represent the Jamaican National Team," Liberty head coach Lang Wedemeyer said. "She has shown great courage in chasing after this dream and we know she will represent Liberty well."  

In 2019 Farrell wrapped up an illustrious career at Liberty, going down as one of the best players in school history. Farrell was a dominant force on offense scoring 10 goals during her senior campaign, which is tied for the fifth most in a single season in school history. Of the 10 goals Farrell scored this season, seven were game-winning goals, which puts her career total at 18 game-winning goals. Farrell earned all-conference honors in all four seasons at Liberty as she ranks second in school history in career goals (24), third in career points (62) and fifth in career assists (14). Farrell was named First Team All-Conference to close out her college career at Liberty.

"Liberty will always be home for me. The people I have met and the things that I have learned through my four years here is invaluable," Farrell added. "I am so incredibly blessed to have the support system of friends, teammates and coaches at Liberty that I really consider family. God has been so good to me and opened so many doors for me. I am so excited to continue glorifying him through the game I love."