Aug. 21, 2013) – Chicago Red Stars forward Jen Hoy was voted the NWSL Player of the Week by the media for Week 19 of the 2013 season.
Hoy, 22, scored two goals to lead the Red Stars to a comeback 2-1 victory over FC Kansas City on Aug. 18 at Verizon Wireless Field in Overland Park, Kan. that prevented the Blues from securing the NWSL Shield and home-field advantage throughout the NWSL Playoffs.
The Sellersville, Penn. native played all played all 90 minutes in her fourth start of the season as she scored the game-tying goal in the 45th minute off an assist from Inka Grings before netting the game-winning goal in second-half stoppage time when she lashed a one-time shot past FCKC goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart.
Hoy finished her rookie campaign with three goals and an assist in just 471 minutes this season. Her three goals came from just five shots on goal.
She is the second Red Stars player to be named NWSL Player of the Week after midfielder Lori Chalupny claimed the award for Week 10.
The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis.
Complete list of NWSL Players of the Week
Player Team Position Country
Week 1 Brittany Cameron Sky Blue FC Goalkeeper USA
Week 2 Jessica Fishlock Seattle Reign FC Midfielder Wales
Week 3 Heather O’Reilly Boston Breakers Midfielder USA
Week 4 Sydney Leroux Boston Breakers Forward USA
Week 5 Abby Wambach Western New York Flash Forward USA
Week 6 Christie Rampone Sky Blue FC Defender USA
Week 7 Lianne Sanderson Boston Breakers Forward USA
Week 8 Lisa De Vanna Sky Blue FC Forward Australia
Week 9 Abby Wambach Western New York Flash Forward USA
Week 10 Lori Chalupny Chicago Red Stars Midfielder USA
Week 11 Karina LeBlanc Portland Thorns FC Goalkeeper CAN
Week 12 Carli Lloyd Western New York Flash Midfielder USA
Week 13 Sydney Leroux Boston Breakers Forward USA
Week 14 Karina LeBlanc Portland Thorns FC Goalkeeper CAN
Week 15 Erika Tymrak FC Kansas City Midfielder USA
Week 16 Megan Rapinoe Seattle Reign FC Midfielder USA
Week 17 Lauren Holiday FC Kansas City Midfielder USA
Week 18 Diana Matheson Washington Spirit Midfielder CAN
Week 19 Jen Hoy Chicago Red Stars Forward USA