Seattle Reign FC midfielder Kim Little has been voted the Army National Guard Player of the Month by the media for the month of April of the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.
Little has played an instrumental part in Reign FC’s league leading 4-0-0 record, starting all four matches and playing in all but five minutes of the season. Her four goals of the season are a league-best, including two converted penalties. As one of Reign FC’s three midfielders, Kim’s defensive effort has been a big reason why Seattle has posted three clean sheets in four games.
The Scotland international scored two goals in her NWSL debut, a 2-0 win against the Boston Breakers on April 13, helping to earn the first shutout in club history at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium.
The Aberdeen, Scotland native came to Seattle after spending six years with Arsenal LFC where she won numerous Player of the Year awards. Little has once again been nominated for the ‘PFA Players Player of the Year’ award, an honor she won in 2013. As one of Seattle’s key offseason acquisitions, Little has proven her ability after only one month in the NWSL.
She is the first Reign FC player to be named an Army National Guard Player of the Month.
“I am very happy for Kim to be recognised for her performances so far in the league,” said head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. “She has adapted well to the league and I only see a bright future for her here.”
Seattle Reign FC will return to action Saturday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m. (PT) against the Washington Spirit at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.
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