Sky Blue’s Kerr Named NWSL POTW

Samantha Kerr, NWSL, Sky Blue FC
Samantha Kerr. Photo: John Rieger, ISI Photos.
Sam Kerr, NWSL, Sky Blue FC
Sam Kerr. Photo: John Rieger, ISI Photos.

Sky Blue FC forward Samantha Kerr has been named the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the NWSL Media Association for Week 18 of the 2016 NWSL season.

Kerr, 23, tallied two goals in Week 18, one goal to help Sky Blue FC earn a 1-1 draw against the Orlando Pride Wednesday at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J. and another goal 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.

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.