Breakers forward Sydney Leroux named NWSL Player of the Week

 Boston Breakers forward Sydney Leroux was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 13 of the 2013 NWSL season.

Boston Breakers forward Sydney Leroux was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 13 of the 2013 NWSL season.

Leroux, 23, scored three goals in two games as the Breakers claimed four of a possible six points in Week 13.

"Our team has come together these last few games, and I’ve had some really great service," Leroux said. "And I’m just happy we’re getting some wins."

The Scottsdale, Ariz. native netted the game-tying goal in the 63rd minute after taking a pass from Heather O’Reilly to help Boston earn a 1-1 draw July 3 with Seattle Reign FC. Three days later, she scored both of the Breakers’ goals in a 2-0 victory over Portland Thorns FC on July 6.

 

Sydney Leroux leads the NWSL with 10 goals (Photo by Mike Gridley)

The U.S. Women’s National Team member has found the net five times in the last three games and is now the leading scorer in the NWSL with 10 goals.

Leroux, who was also named NWSL Player of the Week following Week 4, becomes the second player to win the accolade twice. Fellow U.S. international Abby Wambach, who was the NWSL Player of the Week for Weeks 5 and 9, was the first player to claim the honor on multiple occasions.

This marks the fourth time during the inaugural NWSL season a Boston player has been voted Player of the Week, with midfielder Heather O’Reilly (Week 3) and forward Lianne Sanderson (Week 7) also receiving the award.

The Boston Breakers will return to action Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. ET against Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.

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. 

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