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Alyssa Naeher Named NWSL Player of the Week

Boston goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher deservedly earned POTW honors for her performance against the Washington Spirit.

Stephanie Yang

Alyssa Naeher has been named NWSL's player of the week for Week 17 of the 2015 season.

Naeher was instrumental in the Breakers' 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit, making 12 saves on the night including several in a heartpounding sequence in the 49' that saw her defending the goal line as though she were a Secret Service agent and the president was behind her.

Naeher is no stranger to top player honors, having been named player of the week in 2014 as well as the 2014 Goalkeeper of the Year on the strength of her 106 saves, 30 more than the next ranked goalkeeper that year.

The Breakers next play FC Kansas City on August 22 at 8 PM ET.