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Fury’s Woods Named Player of the Week
Midfielder records 4 goals in 3-win week to earn weekly honor

W-League News Release

Thursday, June 28, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 7 of the 2012 season today, honoring Ottawa Fury midfielder Lisa-Marie Woods as Player of the Week after she led her squad to the top of the Central Conference standings with four goals in a trio of wins. Most importantly, Woods scored both goals in Ottawa’s 2-1 comeback win against the Laval Comets on June 20 that allowed the Fury to take control of the conference.

A pair of Pali Blues anchor the defense, as goalkeeper Anna Picarelli and defender Christie Shaner led the Western Conference leaders to a trio of shutouts at Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver. Also leading their teams from the backline were Hamilton’s Hailie Price, who scored twice and drew a penalty kick in a 3-3 tie against Quebec City, and Molly Menchel, who tallied a goal and an assist in D.C. United’s win vs. Fredericksburg. Vancouver’s Danielle Johnson rounds out the defense after she shut down the potent Pali offense in a scoreless tie.

FC Jax midfielder Jennifer O’Connor recorded a hat-trick to lead her team to its first franchise win, while New Jersey Wildcats midfielder Yael Averbuch scored a pair of goals in a crucial 2-1 win vs. the Long Island Rough Riders.

Santa Clarita and Portugal Women’s National Team star Edite Fernandes leads the forward trio after her hat-trick for the Blue Heat against Victoria, while Seattle Sounders Women and U.S. WNT standout Sydney Leroux recorded two goals against Fernandes’ squad to earn her spot. Rounding out the squad is Atlanta’s Elizabeth Guess, who scored the game-winner in a vital 1-0 win against Charlotte to put the Silverbacks in the driver’s seat in the Southeast Division.

W-League Team of the Week

Anna Picarelli
Shut out Vancouver and Seattle, played 79 mins in 3rd shutout win
Christie Shaner
Led D that held high-powered Seattle to 5 shots in 2-0 win
Hailie Price
Scored twice and drew a PK in 3-3 tie vs. Quebec City
Molly Menchel
DC United
Goal, assist and great defensive game in 5-0 win vs. FASA
Danielle Johnson
Shut down high-scoring Pali offense in scoreless tie
Lisa-Marie Woods
Scored both in 2-1 comeback win vs. Laval; added 2g vs. London
Jennifer O’Connor
FC Jax
Hat-trick to lead FC Jax to 1st franchise win
Yael Averbuch
NJ Wildcats
Scored both goals, 6 SOG in important 2-1 win vs. Long Island
Elizabeth Guess
GWG, game-high 5 shots in huge 1-0 win vs. Charlotte
Sydney Leroux
2 goals, 7 SOG in 4-0 win vs. Santa Clarita
Edite Fernandes
Santa Clarita
Recorded a hat-trick in 4-2 win vs. Victoria








Honorable Mention: Atlanta - Ronda Brooks; Central SC - Claire Joyce; Colorado Rush - Kendall Johnson, Megan McCain; Dayton - Emilie Fillion; DC United - Lianne Sanderson, Ashley Herndon; Hamilton - Angelika Uremovich; Laval - Nkemjika Ezurike Nathalie; London - Melissa Bigg; Long Island - Brooke DeRosa; NJ Rangers - Gabrielle Galanti; North Jersey - Nickolette Driesse; NY Magic - Yuiko Inoue; Ottawa - Ashley Seal; Pali - Michelle Pao; Seattle - Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan; Virginia Beach - Jamie Clarke, Taylor Mertz;

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