NWSL Team of the Month

The National Women's Soccer League Team of the Month is a monthly soccer award given to individual players in the National Women's Soccer League. NWSL Media Association, composed of journalists who regularly cover the league, selected a Best XI of players who were deemed to have put in the best performances over the past month. This award began in 2017.[1]

WinnersEdit

2017Edit

Month Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards Ref
April   Stephanie Labbé, WAS   Estelle Johnson, WAS
  Becky Sauerbrunn, KC
  Emily Sonnett, POR
  Julie Ertz, CHI
  Debinha, NC
  Rose Lavelle, BOS
  Jess Fishlock, SEA
  Sam Mewis, NC
  Kealia Ohai, HOU
  Lynn Williams, NC
[1]
May   Kailen Sheridan, NJ   Samantha Johnson, CHI
  Becky Sauerbrunn, KC
  Casey Short, CHI
  Danielle Colaprico, CHI
  Amandine Henry, POR
  Rose Lavelle, BOS
  Sarah Killion, NJ
  Nahomi Kawasumi, SEA
  Christen Press, CHI
  Samantha Kerr, NJ
[2]
June   Stephanie Labbé, WAS   Casey Short, CHI
  Abby Dahlkemper, NC
  Ali Krieger, ORL
  Estelle Johnson, WAS
  Marta, ORL
  Sam Mewis, NC
  Jess Fishlock, SEA
  Megan Rapinoe, SEA
  Samantha Kerr, NJ
  Ashley Hatch, NC
[3]
July   Jane Campbell, HOU   Taylor Smith, NC
  Abby Dahlkemper, NC
  Amber Brooks, HOU
  Casey Short, CHI
  Marta, ORL
  McCall Zerboni, NC
  Julie Ertz, CRS
  Andressinha, HOU
  Megan Rapinoe, SEA
  Samantha Kerr, NJ
[4]
August   Katelyn Rowland, NC   Emily Sonnett, POR
  Steph Catley, ORL
  Ali Krieger, ORL
  Taylor Smith, NC
  Marta, ORL
  Sam Mewis, NC
  Lindsey Horan, POR
  Hayley Raso, POR
  Alex Morgan, ORL
  Samantha Kerr, NJ
[5]
September   Adrianna Franch, POR   Emily Menges, POR
  Kelley O'Hara, NJ
  Becky Sauerbrunn, KC
  Casey Short, CHI
  Alanna Kennedy, ORL
  Marta, ORL
  Samantha Mewis, NC
  Shea Groom, KC
  Christine Sinclair, POR
  Lynn Williams, NC
[6]

2018Edit

Month Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards Ref
March   Jane Campbell, HOU   Jaelene Hinkle, NC
  Becky Sauerbrunn, UTA
  Emily Sonnett, POR
  Rachel Daly, HOU
  Lindsey Horan, POR
  Debinha, NC
  Gunnhildur Jonsdottir, UTA
  Megan Rapinoe, SEA
  Mallory Pugh, WAS
  Crystal Dunn, NC
[7]
April   Aubrey Bledsoe, WAS   Jaelene Hinkle, NC
  Estelle Johnson, WAS
  Becky Sauerbrunn, UTA
  Emily Sonnett, POR
  Sofia Huerta, CHI
  Crystal Dunn, NC
  McCall Zerboni, NC
  Francisca Ordega, WAS
  Jessica McDonald, NC
  Mallory Pugh, WAS
[8]
May   Abby Smith, UTA   Steph Catley, SEA
  Abby Erceg, NC
  Becky Sauerbrunn, UTA
  Ali Krieger, ORL
  Kristie Mewis, HOU
  Lindsey Horan, POR
  McCall Zerboni, NC
  Rachel Daly, HOU
  Christine Sinclair, POR
  Crystal Dunn, NC
[9]
June   Alyssa Naeher, CHI   Becca Moros, UTA
  Abby Erceg, NC
  Becky Sauerbrunn, UTA
  Merritt Mathias, NC
  Lindsey Horan, POR
  Yuki Nagasato, CHI
  McCall Zerboni, NC
  Kealia Ohai, HOU
  Christine Sinclair, POR
  Crystal Dunn, NC
[10]
July   Adrianna Franch, POR   Katie Naughton, CHI
  Abby Erceg, NC
  Rachel Corsie, UTA
  Theresa Nielsen, SEA
  Lindsey Horan, POR
  Yuki Nagasato, CHI
  McCall Zerboni, NC
  Megan Rapinoe, SEA
  Rachel Daly, HOU
  Sam Kerr, CHI
[11]
August   Lydia Williams, SEA   Megan Oyster, SEA
  Abby Erceg, NC
  Taylor Comeau, HOU
  Theresa Nielsen, SEA
  Lindsey Horan, POR
  Sofia Huerta, HOU
  Vanessa DiBernardo, CHI
  Lynn Williams, NC
  Tobin Heath, POR
  Sam Kerr, CHI
[12]

2019Edit

Month Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards Ref
April   Kailen Sheridan, NJ   Casey Short, CHI
  Becky Sauerbrunn, UTA
  Abby Erceg, NC
  Meghan Klingenberg, POR
  Christine Sinclair, POR
  Yuki Nagasato, CHI
  Crystal Dunn, NC
  Christen Press, UTA
  Sam Kerr, CHI
  Tobin Heath, POR
[13]
May   Aubrey Bledsoe, WAS   Casey Short, CHI
  Rachel Corsie, UTA
  Sam Staab, WAS
  Merritt Mathias, NC
  Yuki Nagasato, CHI
  Jordan DiBiasi, WAS
  Vero Boquete, UTA
  Sam Kerr, CHI
  Amy Rodriguez, UTA
  Ashley Hatch, WAS
[14]
June   Aubrey Bledsoe, WAS   Casey Short, CHI
  Sam Staab, WAS
  Megan Oyster, RFC
  Katherine Reynolds, POR
  Andi Sullivan, WAS
  Jess Fishlock, RFC
  Kristen Hamilton, NC
  Midge Purce, POR
  Amy Rodriguez, UTA
  Ifeoma Onumonu, RFC
[15]
July   Kailen Sheridan, NJ   Casey Short, CHI
  Sarah Gorden, CHI
  Abby Erceg, NC
  Merritt Mathias, NC
  Vanessa DiBernardo, CHI
  Debinha, NC
  Gabby Seiler, POR
  Kristen Hamilton, NC
  Sam Kerr, CHI
  Marta, ORL
[16]
August   Aubrey Bledsoe, WAS   Casey Short, CHI
  Emily Menges, POR
  Abby Erceg, NC
  Jaelene Hinkle, NC
  Lo'eau LaBonta, UTA
  Debinha, NC
  Christine Sinclair, POR
  Christen Press, UTA
  Midge Purce, POR
  Amy Rodriguez, UTA
[17]
September   Alyssa Naeher, CHI   Casey Short, CHI
  Julie Ertz, CHI
  Lauren Barnes, RFC
  Jaelene Hinkle, NC
  Beverly Yanez, RFC
  Debinha, NC
  Morgan Brian, CHI
  Yuki Nagasato, CHI
  Sam Kerr, CHI
  Lynn Williams, NC
[18]

2021Edit

Month Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards Ref
May   Kailen Sheridan, NJY   Caprice Dydasco, NJY
  Emily Fox, LOU
  Phoebe McClernon, ORL
  Carson Pickett, NC
  Debinha, NC
  Crystal Dunn, POR
  Jessica Fishlock, RGN
  Sydney Leroux, ORL
  Alex Morgan, ORL
  Mallory Pugh, CHI
[19]
June   Michelle Betos, LOU   Caprice Dydasco, NJY
  Abby Erceg, NC
  Courtney Petersen, ORL
  Becky Sauerbrunn, POR
  Tori Huster, WAS
  Kristie Mewis, HOU
  Sam Mewis, NC
  Marta, ORL
  Trinity Rodman, WAS
  Lynn Williams, NC
[20]
July   Bella Bixby, POR   Caprice Dydasco, NJY
  Emily Menges, POR
  Meghan Klingenberg, POR
  Katie Naughton, HOU
  Andi Sullivan, WAS
  Allie Long, NJY
  Morgan Gautrat, CHI
  Sydney Leroux, ORL
  Mallory Pugh, CHI
  Ashley Hatch, WAS
[21]
August   Casey Murphy, NC   Caprice Dydasco, NJY (4)
  Emily Menges, POR (2)
  Ali Krieger, ORL
  Carson Pickett, NC (2)
  Jessica Fishlock, RGN (2)
  Denise O'Sullivan, NC
  Angela Salem,POR
  Nadia Nadim, LOU
  Ifeoma Onumonu, NJY
  Megan Rapinoe, RGN
[22]
September   Kailen Sheridan, NJY (2)   Tierna Davidson, CHI
  Sofia Huerta, RGN
  Estelle Johnson, NJY
  Casey Krueger, CHI
  Morgan Gautrat, CHI (2)
  Dzenifer Marozsan, RGN
  Angela Salem, POR (2)
  Bethany Balcer, RGN
  Rachel Daly, HOU
  Eugenie Le Sommer, RGN
[23]
October   Aubrey Bledsoe, WAS   Caprice Dydasco, NJY (5)
  Sofia Huerta, RGN (2)
  Sarah Gorden, CHI
  Sam Staab, WAS
  Jessica Fishlock, RGN (3)
  Morgan Gautrat, CHI (3)
  Angela Salem, POR (3)
  Ashley Hatch, WAS (2),
  Midge Purce, NJY
  Trinity Rodman, WAS (2)
[24]

Multiple winnersEdit

As of Nov 6, 2021
* Indicates current NWSL player
Rank Player Club(s) Wins
1   Casey Krueger* Chicago Red Stars 11
2   Sam Kerr Sky Blue FC, Chicago Red Stars 10
3   Becky Sauerbrunn* FC Kansas CityUtah Royals FCPortland Thorns FC 9
4   Abby Erceg* North Carolina Courage 8
5   Debinha* North Carolina Courage 6
  Crystal Dunn* North Carolina Courage, Portland Thorns FC
  Jess Fishlock* OL Reign
  Lindsey Horan* Portland Thorns FC
  Marta* Orlando Pride
  Sam Mewis* North Carolina Courage
  Lynn Williams* North Carolina Courage
12   Aubrey Bledsoe* Washington Spirit 5
  Caprice Dydasco* NJ/NY Gotham FC
  Yuki Nagasato* Chicago Red Stars
  Megan Rapinoe* OL Reign
  Christine Sinclair* Portland Thorns FC
  Kailen Sheridan* NJ/NY Gotham FC
  McCall Zerboni* North Carolina Courage
18   Rachel Daly* Houston Dash 4
  Jaelene Daniels North Carolina Courage
  Morgan Gautrat* Chicago Red Stars
  Sofia Huerta* Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, OL Reign
  Estelle Johnson* Washington Spirit, NJ/NY Gotham FC
  Ali Krieger* Orlando Pride
  Emily Sonnett* Portland Thorns FC
  Mallory Pugh* Washington Spirit, Chicago Red Stars
26   Julie Ertz* Chicago Red Stars 3
  Ashley Hatch* North Carolina Courage, Washington Spirit
  Merritt Mathias* North Carolina Courage
  Emily Menges* Portland Thorns FC
  Christen Press Chicago Red Stars, Utah Royals FC
  Midge Purce* Portland Thorns FC, NJ/NY Gotham FC
  Amy Rodriguez* Utah Royals FC
  Angela Salem* Portland Thorns FC
  Sam Staab* Washington Spirit
35   Jane Campbell* Houston Dash 2
  Steph Catley* Orlando Pride, Reign FC
  Rachel Corsie* Utah Royals FC
  Abby Dahlkemper* North Carolina Courage
  Vanessa DiBernardo* Chicago Red Stars
  Adrianna Franch* Portland Thorns FC
  Kristen Hamilton* North Carolina Courage
  Tobin Heath Portland Thorns FC
  Meghan Klingenberg* Portland Thorns FC
  Stephanie Labbé Washington Spirit
  Rose Lavelle* Washington Spirit
  Sydney Leroux* Orlando Pride
  Alex Morgan* Orlando Pride
  Alyssa Naeher* Chicago Red Stars
  Katie Naughton* Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash
  Theresa Nielsen Reign FC
  Ifeoma Onumonu* Reign FC, |NJ/NY Gotham FC
  Megan Oyster* Reign FC
  Carson Pickett* North Carolina Courage
  Trinity Rodman* Washington Spirit
  Taylor Smith* North Carolina Courage
  Andi Sullivan* Washington Spirit
  Kealia Watt* Houston Dash

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ Purdy, Jacqueline (September 6, 2017). "August Team of the Month". NWSL. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
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  19. ^ "May Team of the Month". NWSLsoccer. NWSL. June 3, 2021. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  20. ^ "NWSL Announces June Team of the Month". NWSLsoccer. NWSL. July 1, 2021. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  21. ^ "NWSL Announces July Team of the Month". NWSLsoccer. NWSL. August 6, 2021. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
  22. ^ "NWSL Announces August Team of the Month". NWSLsoccer. NWSL. September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  23. ^ "NWSL Announces September Team of the Month". NWSLsoccer. NWSL. October 8, 2021. Retrieved October 8, 2021.
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