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Richard Named Player of the Week
Rage keeper shuts out Ottawa, leads team to top of standings

W-League News Release

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 3 of the 2012 season today, honoring Hamilton FC Rage goalkeeper Genevieve Richard as Player of the Week. Richard recorded a seven-save shutout as the Rage recorder their first victory against Ottawa on Sunday, ending the Fury’s 17-game regular season unbeaten streak. Richard also backstopped a 1-0 victory against Rochester on May 23.

Also highlighting the squad is Virginia Beach striker Esther Anyanwu, who recorded a pair of goals, an assist and nine shots in her side’s 3-1 victory against the Dayton Dutch Lions, and Charlotte Lady Eagles striker Erin Wingo, who tallied a goal and two assists vs. Central SC. Gabrielle Galanti helped the New Jersey Rangers bounce back with a pair of goals in her team’s win against the New York Magic, while D.C. United Women forward Mikaela Howell earned her place on the Team of the Week with a goal, assist and six shots in a 3-0 victory against Northern Virginia.

Howell’s teammate Molly Menchel also earned a spot by leading a D.C. United backline that didn’t allow a shot against the Majestics. Joining her on defense is Seattle’s Victoria Frederick, who assisted on the game-winning goal against Vancouver, and Laval’s Cindy Walsh, who helped her side limit opponents to a single goal in two games.

Brittany Bock of the Colorado Rush leads the midfield trio after her two goals helped the Rush down Victoria. She is joined by Atlanta’s Rebecca Nolin, who was dominant in the air and controlled the attack in a 4-1 victory against VSI Tampa, and Santa Clarita’s Nadia Link, whose goal helped the Blue Heat down the LA Strikers 4-1. 

W-League Team of the Week






Genevieve Richard


Posted pair of shutouts as Hamilton moved to top of Central Conference


Victoria Frederick


Assisted on GWG in 2-0 victory against Vancouver


Cindy Walsh


Dominated as Laval allowed only 1 goal in 2 games


Molly Menchel

D.C. United

Led D that held Northern Virginia without a shot


Brittany Bock

Colorado Rush

Tallied 2 goals in 4-0 victory vs. Victoria


Rebecca Nolin


Dominated in the air and controlled the midfield vs. VSI Tampa


Nadia Link

Santa Clarita

Scored goal, led Santa Clarita past LA 4-1


Mikaela Howell

D.C. United

Recorded goal, assist, 6 shots in 3-0 victory vs. Majestics


Gabrielle Galanti

NJ Rangers

Scored both goals in 2-0 victory vs. Magic


Erin Wingo


Assisted on first 2 goals, scored third vs. Central SC


Esther Anyanwu

Virginia Beach

Two goals, assist, 9 shots in 3-1 win vs. Dayton











Honorable MentionAtlanta – Elizabeth Guess, Nicole Hill; Central SC – Tabitha Padgett; Charlotte – Leah Fortune, Amanda Naeher; Colorado Rapids Women – Amanda McMullan, Samhia Pereira Simao, Brooke Spence; Colorado Rush – Carlie Davis, Lindsay Horan; D.C. United – Marissa Abegg, Holly King; Hamilton – Haillie Price; Laval – Kylie Davis, Pascal Pinard, Valerie Labee; London – Laura Gray, Laura Twinem, Emily Tustin, Rebecca Singer; New Jersey Rangers – Kerry Glynn, Samantha Panzner; New York – Caitlin Hoffer; North Jersey – Nickolette Driesse; Northern Virginia – Emma Kruse; Ottawa – Katrina Gorry; Rochester – Ashley Grove, Jessica Sanderson; Santa Clarita – Holly Hein, Kayla Kret, Ana Borges, Laura Luis; Seattle – Veronica Perez; Toronto – Cloe Lacasse, Jessica Bujouves, Sabrina D’Angelo, Shelina Zadorski; Vancouver – Jenna Richardson; VSI Tampa – Shelby Spinelli;

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