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Goalkeeper of the Year: Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns FC
Franch made 51 saves in and earned three clean sheets in 2018
Adrianna Franch also won NWSL's Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2017. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)
Adrianna Franch also won NWSL's Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2017. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

For the second-straight year, Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Adrianna Franch has been voted Goalkeeper of the Year. The award was voted on by club officials, players, media and fans.

Following her record-breaking 11 shutout season last year, Franch, despite missing nine games this season due to injury, bounced back to lead her team back to a second-place finish. In the regular season, Franch earned 14 starts and logged three clean sheets. She finished the season with 45 saves, 12 clearances and conceded 14 goals for a save percentage of 76.3%.

Against Seattle Reign FC on July 7, Franch recorded her season-high for saves making eight on the night. Franch’s first shutout this year was against Utah Royals FC on July 7. Her second shutout was against Orlando on August 11 and her third was against Washington on August 26.

 

Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Lydia Williams finished second in the voting and Washington Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe was third.

The list of finalists was decided after a preliminary round of voting by owners, general managers, coaches, players and media. The finalists were then voted on by fans, owners, general managers, coaches, players and media.

Voting Breakdown:
Preliminary Round: Owners/GMs/Coaches (25%), Media (25%) and Players (50%)
Final Round: Fans (20%), Owners/GMs/Coaches (20%), Media (20%) and Players (40%)

Goalkeeper FANS MEDIA CLUB PLAYER TOTAL
Franch 47.4% 27.5% 55.6% 31.8% 38.8%
Williams 32.7% 51.0% 22.2% 37.2% 36.1%
Bledsoe 20.0% 21.6% 22.2% 31.0% 25.2%

 

 

 

List of NWSL Goalkeepers of the Year

2013: Nicole Barnhart, FC Kansas City

2014: Alyssa Naeher, Boston Breakers

2015: Michelle Betos, Portland Thorns FC

2016: Ashlyn Harris, Orlando Pride

2017: Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns FC

2018: Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns FC

 

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