With a league-high six goals in four appearances during July, Kerr was named to the NWSL Team of the Month honors for the third consecutive month.
“We are delighted with the progress that Sam displayed throughout the month of July,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “Her willingness to continually improve shows her world-class mentality, and we have no doubt that there is even more to come from her between now and the end of the season.”
The Australia international started July by scoring a late game-winner against the North Carolina Courage, finishing a Maya Hayes assist in the 84th minute.
She followed up that performance by leading Sky Blue FC on an improbable comeback win over FC Kansas City. Trailing 2-0 when that match headed into the 78th minute, Kerr scored a remarkable 12-minute hat trick that made Sky Blue FC the first-ever NWSL club to earn a win after facing a two-tally deficit.
Continuing that form into her next game, Kerr scored a 90th-minute equalizer against the Chicago Red Stars, securing a hard-fought point at Yurcak Field. She then completed NWSL play in July by scoring in her fifth consecutive match, finishing a Daphne Corboz assist in the 76th minute that leveled a game against Seattle Reign FC at four goals apiece after Sky Blue FC had trailed 4-0 in the second half.
During the month of July, Kerr extended the Sky Blue FC franchise record for most career goals scored (22), as well as topping the club’s previous high for most goals scored during a season (11). Additionally, Kerr became the all-time leading NWSL goal-scorer, now sitting on 37 overall.
Kerr’s strong play has not been limited to her time in a Sky Blue kit. During the Tournament of Nation’s, Kerr scored a natural hat-trick in Australia’s 4-2 win over Japan.