Jess Fishlock earns final Player of the Week honors for 2017

The Seattle Reign FC midfielder was involved in every goal of the 3-2 comeback win over the Spirit

Jess Fishlock scored two goals and added an assist in the Seattle Reign's statement win to close out the 2017 season. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)

Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock has been voted the final NWSL Player of the Week for Week 22 by the NWSL Media Association. Fishlock scored a brace and added an assist in Seattle’s 3-2 comeback win over the Washington Spirit, a huge statement win to close out their season after missing out on the postseason.

After going down 0-2 to the Spirit thanks to another stellar rookie-season performance from Mallory Pugh, Fishlock led the Reign to victory with goals in the 71st and 90th minutes. It’s only the fifth time in league history a club has come back from a two-goal deficit, and the second time in club history they’ve managed the feat.

Fishlock also assisted on the equalizer from Larissa Crummer in the 83rd minute.

All in all, it only took 19 minutes for the Reign to mount their comeback, and Fishlock’s game-winning goal in the final minute of regulation was her seventh goal of the season. She finishes up her 2017 with those seven goals as well as two assists – and this is also her second Player of the Week honor this season, after winning it back during Week 2.

Fishlock has now been named Player of the Week four times, and joins a select list of just five other players who have picked up the award that many times. Notably, that list includes her Reign teammates Megan Rapinoe and Naho Kawasumi, who have each won it four times as well.

The Seattle Reign also named Jess Fishlock their Player of the Match for her performance.

The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis. For more information on the NWSL Media Association, follow them on Twitter.