(Reuters) – OL Reign midfielder Jess Fishlock was named the Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) MVP on Tuesday, capping a standout 12 months for the veteran Wales participant.
Fishlock, who has been with the league because it launched in 2013, scored 5 targets in 21 begins with 4 assists, serving to lead OL Reign to the postseason, the place they misplaced within the semi-finals to the Washington Spirit.
“Should you converse to most individuals across the league and ask the coaches if they might take one participant from our staff, it will at all times be (Jess),” stated OL Reign head coach Laura Harvey, who was named NWSL coach of the 12 months on Tuesday.
“The journey that she’s been on to get up to now has been phenomenal. I’m glad that she’s getting some recognition that she deserves.”
Fishlock, the primary participant to earn 100 caps for the Welsh nationwide staff, was chosen by a vote amongst gamers, coaches, common managers, members of the media and followers. She is the primary member of the Reign franchise to say the honour since 2014.
Chicago Purple Stars ahead Mallory Pugh completed second within the voting, whereas Gotham FC ahead Margaret Purce completed third.
(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; Modifying by Toby Davis)