Kerr voted NWSL Player of the Week

kerr player of the week

by TOM SLATER

Now the rest of the country knows just what a spectacular season Sky Blue striker Sam Kerr is having.

Kerr was named the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week for week 18 of the 2016 season. She was selected by the members of the NWSL Media Association.

Kerr scored twice in Week 18, in a pair of matches against the Orlando Pride. Her goal last Wednesdays earned the Sky Blue FC a 1-1 draw against the Pride. Sh scored again against the Pride Saturday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando to help Sky Blue win, 2-1.

The Fremantle, Australia native scored her first goal of the week in the 80th minute against Orlando when she finished a rebound off Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris from Sky Blue FC forward Maya Hayes inside the box.

The Australia international scored her second goal of the week against Orlando in the 49th minute when she maneuvered the ball around several Pride defenders outside the eighteen and shot the ball left post past a sliding Harris.

She also assisted on Hayes’ game-winner with a  brilliant chip from midfield that sprung her teammate on a breakaway.

Kerr played 90 minutes in both games against Orlando. She finished with twelve shots (five on goal) for the week.

It is the second time Kerr has been honored as the NWSL Player of the Week, and is the sixth time a member of Sky Blue FC has won the award.

Sky Blue FC returns to action Sunday, September 25 at 7 p.m. against Portland Thorns FC at Yurcak Field at Rutgers University.