LAUREN HOLIDAY WINS NWSL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

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Updated: August 27, 2013
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Completes Team Sweep of League’s Individual Awards

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas (Aug. 27, 2013) – FC Kansas City midfielder Lauren Holiday was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Most Valuable Player for the 2013 NWSL season.

Western New York Flash forward Abby Wambach finished second in the voting, while Chicago Red Stars midfielder Lori Chalupny was third.

Lauren HolidayThe Indianapolis native led the league in both goals (12) and assists (9). She also ranked fourth in shots (63) and shots on goal (31) while helping FC Kansas City to 38 points and second place in the NWSL standings.

The UCLA product played every minute of her 18 appearances and was named NWSL Player of the Month for June and NWSL Player of the Week for 18 (ending Aug. 4).

The U.S. international scored against all seven other teams in the league, with her five goals against Portland Thorns FC the most she scored against any single opponent.

Holiday set a NWSL record by registering at least a goal or an assist in 10 consecutive games. See below for a complete list of games during the streak:

Date
Opponent
Result
Home/Away
Goals
Assists
June 6Portland Thorns FCW 4-3Away20
June 9 Seattle Reign FCW 1-0Away01
June 13Chicago Red StarsW 2-0AwayDNPInternational Duty
June 16Chicago Red StarsL 1-3HomeDNPInternational Duty
June 23Washington SpiritW 2-0Home20
June 26Sky Blue FCD 2-2Away10
June 30Portland Thorns FCW 2-0Home10
July 3Washington SpiritD 1-1AwayDNPWedding
July 7Western New York FlashD 0-0HomeDNPWedding
July 14Chicago Red StarsD 3-3Away11
July 20Seattle Reign FCW 2-0Home10
July 24Boston BreakersW 3-0Home02
July 28Sky Blue FCW 1-0Away01
August 4Portland Thorns FCW 3-2Away20

The NWSL awards are voted on by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis, club officials and NWSL players.