Six NWSL players have been nominated for 2018 Canadian Player of the Year, Canada Soccer announced on Wednesday.
Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash), Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit), Desiree Scott (Utah Royals FC), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC) and Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride) are on the 12-player list. Also on the list is former Sky Blue FC forward Janine Beckie, who transferred to Manchester City FC during the 2018 season.
The winner will be announced December 11/12. Canadian media and coaches will vote for the award, which is based on national team and club performance. Last month, Canada qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Full list of nominees:
- Janine Beckie | Manchester City FC
- Kadeisha Buchanan | Olympique Lyonnais
- Allysha Chapman | Houston Dash
- Jessie Fleming | UCLA
- Stephanie Labbé | Linköpings FC
- Ashley Lawrence | Paris Saint-Germain FC
- Nichelle Prince | Houston Dash
- Rebecca Quinn | Washington Spirit
- Sophie Schmidt | FFC Frankfurt
- Desiree Scott | Utah Royals FC
- Christine Sinclair | Portland Thorns FC
- Shelina Zadorsky | Orlando Pride
Your 12 #CANWNT nominees
— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 28, 2018