The media voted FC Kansas City midfielder Lauren Cheney the NWSL Player of the Month for June 2013. She is the first FCKC player to receive the honor. Cheney leads the league in goal-scoring with eight – six of which came in June – and is tied for second with five assists.

Cheney missed two June FCKC matches while away on national team duty, and her June tally of six goals came in only five games. Her scoring frenzy carried over to the national team and saw her net two goals in three friendlies.

She missed Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with the Washington Spirit and will miss the upcoming match against the WNY Flash as she gets married. FCKC fans can expect to see her back on the pitch Sunday, July 14, in Chicago at 3:00pm CT.