Westfield Matildas duo claim honours at Melbourne City’s Awards

Westfield Matildas duo Ellie Carpenter and Emily van Egmond have been recognised for outstanding seasons in the Westfield W-League with Champions Melbourne City.

Carpenter capped a dream first season at City by taking out the club’s Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season Player of the Year award.

The Westfield Matildas right-back was crowned City’s best on Tuesday night after playing a key role in the club’s double-winning side.

Carpenter made the switch from Canberra United to City at the start of the campaign, going on to play all 14 games as Rado Vidosic’s side went through undefeated.

Still just 19, Carpenter showed her undoubted class as she converted to a wing-back role under Vidosic, scoring two goals and providing four assists.

Her tireless displays down the right flank also saw her create 31 chances through the season, while she was also a vital contributor in City’s stingy defence.

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In other awards, New Zealand international Rebekah Stott was voted by her teammates as the Players’ Player of the Year.

City kept nine clean sheets in the 12 games Stott played, while she clocked up some impressive numbers including two goals, one assist, six blocks, 23 tackles, 27 clearances, 27 interceptions, 17 dribbles and 759 passes (second-most in the league) at an accuracy of 85%.

Veteran goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri was presented the 2020 Coaches Award for her contribution to the club both on and off the field, while Egmond took out the Golden Boot for her six goals in 12 games.

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Emily van Egmond
Emily van Egmond finished as City's leading scorer in 2019/20