Aubrey Bledsoe has been voted Player of the Week for Week 11/12 of the 2018 season by the NWSL Media Association.
The Spirit picked up two points in Week 11/12 with back-to-back shutout performances from Bledsoe. The Spirit goalkeeper made seven saves against Sky Blue FC on June 8 and then made six saves against Seattle Reign FC on June 16. Over the course of the two games, Bledsoe made 13 saves on 37 shots. Bledsoe leads the league with 63 saves this season and has totaled four shutouts.
This is the first time Bledsoe has been voted as Player of the Week.
Bledsoe has started in every game she has played for the Spirit this season and earned Save of the Week nods in Week 4 and Week 5.
Bledsoe’s Week 11/12 performance was highlighted by her penalty save against Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe in the 52nd minute. Bledsoe guessed right and made a diving save to stop Rapinoe and the Reign from getting on the board. Bledsoe came up big again in the 88th minute against Seattle, making a diving save on a Rapinoe header. Reign defender Steph Catley played a dangerous ball into the box to Rapinoe, but Bledsoe made a huge stop for her side to keep it scoreless.
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.