Frederick gets Division I scholarship

Joshewa Frederick during a catch-up with Cayman Sports Buzz at the Annex.

National Under-20 footballer Joshewa Frederick has landed a scholarship to play at Longwood University in Virginia.

The defender has played at Northwest Kansas Technical College for the past year and a half and will move up from the junior college level to a Division I NCAA program to play for the Lancers.

“I hope to play there for two years. Hopefully, we’ll win a championship,” Frederick said in an interview with “I’m ready for the task at hand. I’m just going to take it one day at a time, work my socks off and hope for the best,” he added.

A letter from Longwood University’s Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Jon Atkinson confirmed a place for the young Caymanian on his team for next season.

“We have enjoyed getting to know you and we feel you would, not only, make a great addition to our squad but through good mentorship, will graduate with a fantastic Longwood experience…We hold you in high regard and know you will achieve great things here at Longwood,” Atkinson said in the letter seen by

After his collegiate days, Frederick has his eyes on playing professionally wherever the opportunity presents itself. For the time being, he needs to finish up at Northwest Tech then complete his degree at Longwood University.

He said the life of a student athlete can be quite demanding. “Between classes is when I do my assignments and homework because I don’t have much time. Right after school, we usually have training,” pointing out that a class schedule of seven subjects last semester made it more challenging.

The rising star was recognised by Northwest Tech last September for his outstanding play for the Mavericks. “Josh is highly skilled and has no ceiling,” the college posted on its website when he was named Northwest Tech Spotlight Athlete.

Frederick said he was thankful for the training provided by the various local coaches who helped him develop his game over the years. He added that playing with the national unit, most recently last summer, “helped me really get a feeling of what it is to play at a high level, work hard and compete”.

He thanked his family for always being there to support and motivate him, especially his mother, Lovetta, and his uncle, Craig.

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