Week 13 Player of the Week: Andressinha

Andressinha helped the Dash extend their unbeaten streak to five games

Houston Dash midfielder Andressinha has been named Player of the Week for Week 13 by the NWSL Media Association. (Photo credit: Wilf Thorne/isiphotos.com)

Houston Dash midfielder Andressinha has been named Player of the Week for Week 13 by the NWSL Media Association.

Andressinha scored her second goal of the season as the Dash extended their unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit.

The Brazilian midfielder’s strike came in the 53rd minute, Houston’s second goal of the match and the eventual game-winner. Forward Rachel Daly passed the ball to Andressinha, open at the top of the 18. She struck it one-time, chipping it with her right foot and sending it just out over the fingertips of Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé. Her effort was nominated for the Week 13 NWSL Goal of the Week.

Andressinha finished the game with a passing accuracy of 83.7%, including 79.4% in the opposition half. She had 72 total touches — second-best on the team — as well as three total shots and two chances created, according to Opta.  

Andressinha, who was recently named to Brazil’s roster for the upcoming Tournament of Nations, is the second Dash player to win the award this season, joining fellow Brazilian Poliana, who won the award in Week 10. She’s the third-youngest NWSL Player of the Week winner ever and the first player born after 1995 to be honored.

The Dash have not lost since Week 8 and are 3-0-2 over their five game unbeaten streak.

She is the sixth Dash player to ever win Player of the Week, joining Poliana, Daly, Kealia Ohai, Chioma Ubogagu and Bianca Henninger.

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.