Reggae Girlz Player Chyanne Dennis Named AAC Defensive Player of 2020

Chyanne Dennis
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Jamaican-American Reggae Girlz player, Chyanne Dennis has received the Defensive Player of the Year Award for 2020 from the American Athletic Conference (AAC).

Dennis was also named to the All-Conference First Team.

Chyanne Dennis, who is a senior at the University of South Florida and defender with Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz team, was born in South Florida to Jamaican parents. She trained with the US women’s national U-17 soccer team before shifting to the Jamaica U-20 national team. She competed at the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in 2018 and earned two caps with the squad playing a total of 180 minutes.

The same year, she earned three caps with the senior national team at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, the qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and helped the team place third at the Gold Cup and qualify for the first time for a World Cup tournament.

In May 2019, she was called up to the squad ahead of the team’s last international friendly (against Panama) before the World Cup.

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