LAUREN HOLIDAY WINS NWSL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
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.
The 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:
|Tue||March 18||University of Missouri (EXHIBITION)||6:30pm||Audrey J. Walton Stadium (Columbia, MO)||W 5-0|
|Sat||March 22||Chicago Red Stars (EXHIBITION)||7:00pm||St. Louis Soccer Park (Fenton, MO)||D 1-1|
|Sat||March 29||University of Kansas (EXHIBITION)||1:00pm||Jayhawk Soccer Complex (Lawrence, KS)||W 3-1|
|Sat||April 5||Oklahoma State University (EXHIBITION)||4:00pm||Swope Park Championship Field||W 10-0|
|Sat||April 12||Sky Blue FC||7:00pm||Durwood Stadium||D 1-1|
|Sat||April 19||Washington Spirit||5:30pm||Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)||L 1-3|
|Sat||April 26||Portland Thorns FC||9:00pm||Providence Park (Portland, OR)||L 1-3|
|Wed||April 30||Chicago Red Stars||7:00pm||Durwood Stadium||W 1-0|
|Sat||May 3||Houston Dash||7:00pm||BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)||W 4-0|
|Wed||May 7||WNY Flash||6:00pm||Sahlen's Stadium (Rochester, NY)||L 1-2|
|Sun||May 11||Washington Spirit||6:00pm||Durwood Stadium||W 2-1|
|Wed||May 14||Seattle Reign FC||9:00pm||Memorial Stadium (Seattle, WA)||L 2-3|
|Sun||May 18||Houston Dash||5:00pm||Durwood Stadium||D 2-2|
|Wed||May 21||Seattle Reign FC||7:00pm||Durwood Stadium||D 1-1|
|Sun||May 25||Boston Breakers||6:00pm||Harvard Stadium (Boston, MA)||W 2-0|
|Wed||June 4||WNY Flash||7:00pm||Durwood Stadium||W 1-0|
|Sat||June 7||Boston Breakers||7:00pm||Durwood Stadium||W 2-0|
|Sat||June 14||Houston Dash||8:00pm||BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)||W 2-1|
|Sat||June 21||Chicago Red Stars||7:00pm||Durwood Stadium||W 1-0|
|Sat||June 28||Portland Thorns FC||7:00pm||Durwood Stadium||W 1-0|
|Sun||July 6||Sky Blue FC||5:00pm||Yurcak Field (Pisataway, NJ)||W 5-0|
|Sun||July 13||Portland Thorns FC||4:00pm||Providence Park (Portland, OR)||L 1-7|
|Fri||July 18||WNY Flash||6:30pm||Sahlen's Stadium (Rochester, NY)||D 1-1|
|Sun||July 27||Sky Blue FC||5:00pm||Durwood Stadium||W 2-1|
|Wed||July 30||Washington Spirit||6:00pm||Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)||L 1-2|
|Sat||Aug 2||Seattle Reign FC||7:00pm||Durwood Stadium||D 1-1|
|Wed||Aug 6||Boston Breakers||7:00pm||Durwood Stadium||W 2-1|
|Sat||Aug 9||Chicago Red Stars||7:00pm||Benedictine University (Lisle, IL)||L 2-1|
|Sat||Aug 23||Semifinals||12:00pm||Durwood Stadium||W 2-0|
|Sat||Aug 31||Championship||2:00pm||Starfire Stadium (Seattle, WA)||Click Here|
The NWSL awards are voted on by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis, club officials and NWSL players.