Award nominees announced for annual Canada Soccer Player Awards

Award nominees announced for annual Canada Soccer Player Awards

Christine Sinclair, Janine Beckie and Sophie Schmidt among nominees for Canadian Player of the Year

Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2016 Canada Soccer Player Awards, with voting open today for both media and coaches. At the top of the list are the nominees for the 2016 Canadian Players of the Year award, celebrating the top male and top female footballers from the 2016 calendar year – below are details of the female footballers who are up for nomination.

Voting for the 2016 Canadian Players of the Year award is split between media and coaches from coast to coast to coast across Canada. Voting is open from Monday 28 November to Thursday 8 December.

Canadian coaches also have the opportunity to vote for both the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year and the Canadian U-17 Players of the Year. Voting for these two categories will be split between national team coaches and other coaches, including those with Canada Soccer Coaching A & B Licences.

This marks the 24th year since the Canada Soccer Player Awards were introduced in 1993. The Awards recognise player performances with both the national teams and their respective club teams. Announcements for this year’s awards, including the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year, will run from 9-16 December.

Canadian Players of the Year (Women #CANWNT)

Voting by Canadian media and coaches, selecting first choice, second choice, and third choice. The award celebrates Canada Soccer’s top footballers in recognition of their 2016 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams. Winners to be announced on 15 and 16 December.

– Janine Beckie | USA / Houston Dash
– Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia U.
– Sabrina D’Angelo | USA / Western New York Flash
– Jessie Fleming | CAN / London Nor’West SC & USA / UCLA
– Stephanie Labbé | USA / Washington Spirit
– Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia U.
– Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
– Sophie Schmidt | GER / FFC Frankfurt
– Desiree Scott | USA / FC Kansas City
– Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
– Melissa Tancredi | SWE / KIF Örebo DFF
– Shelina Zadorsky | USA / Washington Spirit

Canadian U-20 Players of the Year (Women #canw20)

Voting by Canadian coaches, selecting first choice, second choice, and third choice. Winners to be announced on 14 December.

– Gabrielle Carle | CAN / CS Lévis-Est
– Jessie Fleming | CAN / London Nor’West SC & USA / UCLA
– Alex Lamontagne | USA / Syracuse University
– Marie Levasseur | USA / University of Memphis
– Victoria Pickett | USA / University of Wisconsin-Madison
– Bianca St-Georges | USA / West Viginia

Canadian U-17 Players of the Year (Women #canw17)

Voting by Canadian coaches, selecting first choice, second choice, and third choice. Winners to be announced on 14 December.

– Julia Grosso | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
– Lysianne Proulx | CAN / AS Varennes
– Emma Regan | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps Girls Elite
– Deanne Rose | CAN / Scarborough GS United
– Sarah Stratigakis | CAN / Aurora United FC
– Hannah Taylor | USA / Eastside FC

Award schedule:

9 December – Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year
12 December – Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award
13 December – Canadian U-17 Players of the Year
14 December – Canadian U-20 Players of the Year
15 & 16 December – Canadian Players of the Year

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