Age: 21 (06/03/95)
College: St. George
Cardel Benbow’s returns for his second season with the Islanders after a successful rookie campaign in 2015. Last season Benbow scored two goals and had two assists playing a total of 936 minutes. The 5-foot-4, 145-pound, midfielder from Jamaica played three seasons for St. Georges College where he helped the team to a double championship, winning both the Manning Cup and Olivier Shield in 2012. He then started his club career with Waterhouse F.C. in Kingston, competing in the Jamaican National Premier League.
Benbow has made a total of ten appearances for the Jamaican National Team in both Senior and Youth competitions. In 2014 he went 90 minutes on his debut vs. MLS club DC United in the CONCACAF Champions League. Benbow has also suited up for the Tampa Marauders in the past.
Cardel represented the Jamaica U21 Team at the CAC games in Veracruz Mexico in 2014 scoring his first international goal against Honduras. Benbow made his senior international debut with the Reggae Boyz in October 2014 vs. Japan. Most recently, Cardel represented his home nation at the U20 CONCACAF Championship held in Kingston, Jamaica in January 2015.