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Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month: June 2018

The voting for the Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month award for June is now open! To vote, click here.

The nominees for this month’s award are:

Jade McDonald – St Johnstone

St Johnstone WFC Head Coach, Jason McCrindle: “Jade is such an important player for us and has been enjoying an excellent season so far. Her performances are always at such a consistently high level.

“Her form this month has helped the team climb to joint second, our highest ever position. Jade is also such an adaptable player and in the month alone has played at centre half, centre midfield, and striker.

“Jade topped off the month with a great performance against Kilmarnock. Playing further up the park than normal she led the line brilliantly and scored the winning goal, her 5th of the season and capping off a great comeback from 2-0 down. It also continued our run of being undefeated in every game that Jade has scored in.”

St Johnstone won two of their three games in June, including their impressive comeback away to FC Kilmarnock and a comfortable 0-3 win away to Glasgow Girls.

Chloe Logan – Stirling University

Stirling University WFC: “We are delighted that Chloe has been shortlisted for the second month in a row for the award. This is testimony to just how talented a goalkeeper she is and over the season her outstanding saves have highlighted just what a vital player she is to our team.

“Chloe’s work ethic at training and her focus during matches make her the ideal Captain for our team and she is well deserving of the nominations and hopefully of the award for June.”

Stirling won one of their three games in June, including a huge 2-0 win over Spartans. In this match, Chloe made some vital saves to keep her side in the game. Similar to last month, from two of the matches she was vote Player of the Match by opposition coaches.

Katherine Smart – Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale

Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale (EUHV): “Katherine has had a fantastic month at the club. With EUHV unbeaten in the last six games, she has scored five goals in the last five games, including a variety of finishes which has deservedly seen her nominated for player of the month.

“Katherine applies herself well in training to always improve as a player. She also has to often balance her football commitments with travelling abroad with work.

“It’s great to see her enjoying football and excelling during games, a great example to everyone involved at EUHV. This recognition is credit to her hard work and impact she has had in recent games.”

EUHV won all three of their games in June adding a gap of eight points from relegation and just five points behind second. Katherine scored a goal in every single game, aiding her sides form.

Abi Harrison – Hibernian

Hibernian Head Coach, Grant Scott: “’As the first half of the season has progressed, Abi’s performances have become invaluable to the team. She is known for her powerful striker play and her finishing quality I believe, is almost second to none.

“Our recent match against Forfar saw Abi clock up 100 appearances for the club with 76 goals in those games, a terrific ratio at any level. She scores goals against the best teams every season.

“However as well as her goals, I believe Abi is deserving of this recognition for the unselfish work that she does for the team. She leads the team’s forward line with tireless running, is our first line of defence and has provided many assists for her teammates, a terrific all round footballer. She’s a fantastic character within our squad and is a pleasure to work with.”

Hibernian won all three matches in June and scored 17 goals, seven of which were scored by Abi. She grabbed a hat-trick against Spartans and a brace in her next two games, including their dramatic comeback to Celtic.

Written by
Robert Wilson
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