June Player of the Month: Crystal Dunn
The Courage forward scored two goals in June
Crystal Dunn is second in the league in goals scored. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com/Jeremy Reper)
Crystal Dunn is second in the league in goals scored. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com/Jeremy Reper)

North Carolina Courage forward Crystal Dunn has been voted June Player of the Month by the NWSL Media Association.

Dunn scored two goals and created eight chances to lead the Courage to a 2-1-1 record in June. She finished the month with 13 shots, nine shots on goal, six tackles won, six interceptions and eight chances created on 183 touches.

Most recently Dunn picked up Week 13 NWSL Player of the Week honors after scoring a brace and chipping in an assist in the Courage’s 4-1 win over Seattle Reign FC on June 23. This is the second time in her career to be honored as the NWSL Player of the Month. She was recognized for the first time in August 2015.

Dunn’s first goal in June came in the 33rd minute when Courage forward Lynn Williams found her at the top of the box. Dunn settled the ball just outside the box then struck it to extend the Courage’s lead to 2-1 over the Reign. Her second goal of the night came in the 70th minute after Williams’ slotted her through into space and she shot it with her left foot to seal the Courage’s 4-1 victory.

Dunn has scored seven goals this season which is a league second-best. The forward also has made four assists on the year.

Chicago Red Stars forward Yuki Nagasato finished second in Player of the Month voting. Utah Royals FC defender Becky Sauerbrunn was third.

The NWSL Player of the Month is selected each month 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.

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