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NWSL Player of the Month

The National Women's Soccer League Player of the Month is a monthly soccer award given to individual players in the National Women's Soccer League. The honor is awarded to the player deemed to have put in the best performances over the past month by a panel of journalists who regularly cover the league.

WinnersEdit

2013Edit

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
April   Christine Sinclair[1] Portland Thorns FC 2 G, 1 A in 3 games; Thorns 2–0–1 in April
May   Brittany Cameron[2] Sky Blue FC 0.5 GAA, 4SHO in 6 games; SBFC 4–1–1 in May
June   Lauren Cheney[3] FC Kansas City 6 G, 1 A in 5 games; FCKC 4–2–1 in June
July   Erika Tymrak[4] FC Kansas City 3 G, 1 A in 6 games; FCKC 3–0–3 in July
August   Mónica Ocampo[5] Sky Blue FC 3 G, in 3 games

2014Edit

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
April   Kim Little[6] Seattle Reign FC 4G in 4 games; Reign 4-0-0 in April
May   Kim Little[7] Seattle Reign FC 4G in 5 games; Reign 3-0-2 in May
June   Nicole Barnhart[8] FC Kansas City 1.1 GAA, 4SHO in 4 games; FCKC 5-0-0 in June
July   Kim Little[9] Seattle Reign FC 3G, 4A in 6 games; Reign 4-1-1 in July
August   Nadia Nadim[10] Sky Blue FC 5G, 1A in 2 games; Sky Blue 4-0-0 in August

2015Edit

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
April   Christen Press[11] Chicago Red Stars 4G, 1A in 2 games; Red Stars 1-0-1 in April
May   Sofia Huerta[12] Chicago Red Stars 5G, 1A in 5 games; Red Stars 3-0-2 in May
June   Kim Little[13] Seattle Reign FC 3G, 1A in 3 games; Reigh FC 3-0-0 in June
July   Carli Lloyd[14] Houston Dash 3G in 3 games; Dash 2-1-1 in July (2-0-1 in Lloyd appearances)
August   Crystal Dunn[15] Washington Spirit 6G, 1A in 6 games; Spirit 2-1-3 in August

2016Edit

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
April   Tobin Heath[16][17] Portland Thorns FC 3 assists in 2 games; Thorns 1-0-1 in April
May   Alyssa Naeher[18] Chicago Red Stars 3 shutouts, 1 goal allowed in 4 games; Red Stars 3-0-2 in May
June   Christine Sinclair[19] Portland Thorns FC 3 goals and 1 assist; Thorns 3-0-1 in June
July   Estefania Banini[20] Washington Spirit 4 goals; Spirit 4-1-0 in July
August/Olympics   Christine Sinclair[21] Portland Thorns FC Both as "Olympian of the Month" and "Player of the Olympics"
September   Allie Long[22] Portland Thorns FC 5 goals in 4 games; Thorns 4-0-0 in September

2017Edit

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
April   Rose Lavelle[23] Boston Breakers 1 goal, 1 assist in 3 games; Breakers 2-1-0 in April
May   Sam Kerr[24] Sky Blue FC 2 goals, 2 assists in 5 games; Sky Blue FC 3-2-0 in May
June   Sam Kerr[25] Sky Blue FC 3 goals, 1 assist in 4 games; 30th career goal
July   Megan Rapinoe[26] Seattle Reign FC 5 goals in 4 games; Reign FC 2-1-1 in July
August   Alex Morgan[27] Orlando Pride 7 goals, 2 assists, 13 shots on goal, 11 chances created
September   Marta[28] Orlando Pride 2 goals, 13 chances created, 85.5% passing accuracy

2018Edit

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Statline
March   Megan Rapinoe[29] Seattle Reign FC 1 goal, 1 assist, 6 shots on goal
April   Sofia Huerta[30] Chicago Red Stars 2 goals, 6 shots on goal, 9 chances created
May   Rachel Daly[31] Houston Dash 4 goals, 9 shots on goal, 11 chances created
June   Crystal Dunn[32] North Carolina Courage 2 goals, 9 shots on goal, 8 chances created
July   Lindsey Horan[33] Portland Thorns FC 3 goals, 1 assist, 5 shots on goal, 5 chances created
August   Samantha Kerr[34] Chicago Red Stars 5 goals, 1 assist, 11 shots on goal, 8 chances created

2019Edit

Month Player of the Month Club Month's Stateline
April   Crystal Dunn North Carolina Courage 4 Goals in three games, 2 Assists and 3 chances made.[35]
May   Sam Kerr Chicago Red Stars 4 Goals in three games.[36]
June   Jess Fishlock Reign FC 3 Goals in three games. 1 Assist, 8 shots, and 7 chances created.[37]
July   Kristen Hamilton North Carolina Courage 4 goals in a single match. 5 goals and 2 assists in July.[38]
August   Christen Press Utah Royals FC Scored 3 goals and created 12 chances in August.[39]

Multiple winnersEdit

The below table lists those who have won on more than one occasion.

* Indicates current NWSL player
Rank Player Team(s) Wins
1st Kim Little Reign FC 4
2nd Christine Sinclair * Portland Thorns FC 3
Crystal Dunn* Washington Spirit, North Carolina Courage 3
Sam Kerr * Sky Blue FC, Chicago Red Stars 3
3rd Megan Rapinoe* Reign FC 2
Sofia Huerta* Chicago Red Stars 2
Christen Press* Chicago Red Stars, Utah Royals FC 2

Updated through August of the 2019 season.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair named league player of the month". Oregon Live. May 7, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "MAY'S BEST: BRITTANY CAMERON". Nwslsoccer.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "JUNE'S BEST: LAUREN CHENEY". Nwslsoccer.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Erika Tymrak Voted NWSL Player of the Month". Our Sports Central. August 2, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Monica Ocampo Voted NWSL Player of the Month". Sky Blue FC. August 22, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "KIM LITTLE VOTED ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLAYER OF THE MONTH". Nwslsoccer.com. May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  7. ^ Mayers, Joshua (June 4, 2014). "Reign FC's Kim Little wins NWSL Player of the Month — again". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  8. ^ "Nicole Barnhart voted Army National Guard Player of the Month". Our Sports Central. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  9. ^ "KIM LITTLE VOTED ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLAYER OF THE MONTH". National Women's Soccer League. August 4, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "NADIA NADIM VOTED ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLAYER OF THE MONTH". National Women's Soccer League. August 25, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  11. ^ "RED STARS' CHRISTEN PRESS VOTED PLAYER OF THE MONTH; Press scored four goals and added one assist over two games in April". nwslsoccer.com. May 1, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  12. ^ "RED STARS' SOFIA HUERTA VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE MONTH; Huerta, 22, has scored five goals over five games in May". nwslsoccer.com. June 3, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  13. ^ "REIGN FC KIM LITTLE VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE MONTH; The Aberdeen, Scotland native registered three goals and one assist in the month". nwslsoccer.com.
  14. ^ "DASH'S CARLI LLOYD VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE MONTH; Lloyd, 33, helped Houston earn a 2-0-1 record in July to move into the number four spot in the standings". nwslsoccer.com. August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  15. ^ "SPIRIT'S CRYSTAL DUNN VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE MONTH; Dunn, 23, helped Washington earn a 2-1-3 record in August to help the Spirit earn a spot in the 2015 NWSL Playoffs". nwslsoccer.com. September 3, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  16. ^ "Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath named NWSL Player of the Month". OregonLive.com. May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  17. ^ "THORNS FC'S TOBIN HEATH VOTED PLAYER OF THE MONTH Heath's three assists in two games helped lead Portland to a 1-0-1 record during April". May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  18. ^ "Red Stars G Alyssa Naeher named player of the month for May". ESPN. June 1, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  19. ^ "Christine Sinclair named NWSL Player of the Month for June". StumptownFooty.com. July 1, 2016.
  20. ^ "Washington Spirit Midfieder Estefania Banini Voted NWSL Player Of The Month". National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). August 2, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  21. ^ "PORTLAND THORNS FC FORWARD CHRISTINE SINCLAIR VOTED NWSL PLAYER OF THE OLYMPICS". NWSL. August 26, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  22. ^ "Portland Thorns midfielder Allie Long wins NWSL Player of the Month". September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  23. ^ "Breakers midfielder Rose Lavelle named NWSL Player of the Month". bostonbreakerssoccer.com. May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  24. ^ "Sam Kerr named May Player of the Month". nwslsoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. May 31, 2017. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  25. ^ Balf, Celia (June 30, 2017). "Sky Blue FC forward Samantha Kerr voted NWSL Player of the Month". Excelle Sports. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  26. ^ "Reign FC Forward Megan Rapinoe Named NWSL Player of the Month". Seattle Reign FC. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  27. ^ "August Player of the Month: Alex Morgan". NWSLsoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. September 1, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  28. ^ "September Player of the Month: Marta, Orlando Pride". October 4, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  29. ^ Balf, Celia (April 4, 2018). "Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe voted March Player of the Month". Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  30. ^ Balf, Celia (May 2, 2018). "Chicago Red Stars midfielder Sofia Huerta voted April Player of the Month". Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  31. ^ Purdy, Jacqueline (June 1, 2018). "May Player of the Month: Rachel Daly". NWSLsoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  32. ^ Balf, Celia (July 5, 2018). "June Player of the Month: Crystal Dunn". NWSLsoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  33. ^ "July Player of the Month: Lindsey Horan". NWSLsoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  34. ^ Balf, Celia (August 29, 2018). "August Player of the Month: Sam Kerr". NWSLsoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  35. ^ "April Player of the Month: Crystal Dunn". www.nwslsoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. May 1, 2019. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  36. ^ "May Player of the Month: Sam Kerr". National Women's Soccer League. May 30, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  37. ^ https://twitter.com/NWSL/status/1146478715020480512
  38. ^ http://www.nwslsoccer.com/news/article/july-player-of-the-month-kristen-hamilton
  39. ^ http://www.nwslsoccer.com/news/article/august-player-of-the-month-christen-press