Seattle Reign’s midfielder Jess Fishlock has been rewarded for her performance against the Portland Thorns FC on Sunday by being named NWSL Player of the Week (Week Two) by the media.
The Welsh international, making her second start for her new side, was a constant menace for the Portland midfield Fishlock started the game in a deeper role and marshaled the midfield in front of the Seattle back line early on. However, after Alex Morgan put the Thorns 2-0 up, coach Laura Harvey pushed Fishlock further forward which gave the Portland defense plenty of problems.
Although she was unable to help her team obtain the W, Fishlock’s performance won rave reviews, which has been topped off by this award.
The Welsh international told the NWSL News: “It’s a nice feeling from a personal point of view to be recognized and I hope to continue to play well and help the Reign start getting the wins I know we can get.”
The recognition rounds off a good week for Fishlock as the 26-year-old was also nominated for the English Professional Footballers Association Women’s Player of the Year award. She will find out this Sunday (April 28) whether she has been selected for the award.
The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis.
Seattle will return to action this Friday, April 26 at 8:35pm EDT against FC Kansas City at Shawnee Mission North High School Stadium.