Week 5
Published Jun 14, 2024


Adelphi University Grad
16 votes


Defender, Savannah Taylor has been named the National Player of the Week from Week 5 after a worthy performance that gave WPSL newcomer, UK F.C., its first win of the season and a 76’ minute game winner to earn its second.

UK F.C. went into Week 5 with three losses and being outscored 14-2. After Taylor’s heroics as a center back, UK F.C. went 2-0-0 on the weekend, earning six crucial points in the division standings, and only giving up one goal.

In its first match of Week 5, UK F.C. traveled to Washington Dutch Lions FC and went into the half down a goal. In the 50’ minute, Taylor scored to give UK F.C. the 2-1 lead and added a second goal to end the match 3-1 – UK F.C.’s first win of its inaugural season.

Taylor’s impact continued in UK F.C.’s second match of the week when it hosted fellow expansion side, Alexandria Reds. UK F.C. went down early in the 11’ minute before finding an equalizer just before half. The scoreline was deadlock through much of the second half until Taylor scored the game winner in the 76’ minute to give UK F.C. its second win of the season.

Taylor’s efforts on both sides of the ball earned UK F.C. a shutout and only allowed one goal in the two matchups. Her influence offensively proved significant with three goals that secured both wins.


Honorable Mention:

Khyah Harper, F, Salvo SC (University of Minnesota) – 3 votes
Mikayla Cunningham, F, Classics Elite SA (High School) – 1 vote
Kim Garcia, F, Napa Valley 1839 FC (Cal State Bakerfield) – 1 vote
Savannah Hutchins, F, FC Premier Women (NC State Commit) – 1 vote