Dover, Del. (Sep. 26, 2019) --- Delaware State soccer player Lynette Urena (so.) is taking some time away from school and the team to participate in Olympic qualifying competition.

Urena has been invited to compete for her native Dominican Republic in the upcoming CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Caribbean Draw, which the Dominican Republic has been awarded Group A placement.

The tournament matches in Trinidad & Tobago are set for Sep. 30 to Oct. 8.

Urena, in her first season with the Hornets after previously attending Briarcliff University in Iowa, earned the tryout after participating in the Olympic Development Program preseason program.

Should Urena and her Dominican Republic teammates advance to the next round of Olympic qualifying, they would compete against a field that includes the United States.

“We are excited for Lynette and this amazing opportunity she’s earned,” said Delaware State head women’s soccer coach Kortney Rhoades. “Our team has become fans of the Dominican Republican, and is rooting for its success. We’ll miss her while she’s away, but her opportunity reflects well on our soccer program and Delaware State University."

Urena is expected to miss three DSU matches during her absence.

The Delaware State soccer team returns to action this Sunday against Stony Brook. The match is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Alumni Stadium.   

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