Kerr served as team captain for Perth Glory during the 2016-17 W-League campaign. Perth, where Kerr played alongside Sky Blue FC teammate Nikki Stanton, then advanced to the W-League Grand Final before falling to Melbourne City FC, 2-0. On the season, Kerr paced the Perth offense with 10 goals, which was the second-best mark in the league.
“We are really excited for Sam,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “She worked so hard over the last year to rehabilitate herself while coming back from a tough injury. We are delighted to see her hard work and success on the field get acknowledged with such a fantastic award.”
Kerr led the Julie Dolan Medal voting with 23 points, winning the award for the first time in her professional career.