The Boston Breakers end of year awards are in, with fans voting on rookie of the year, defender of the year, and MVP. Here's how they stacked up:
GOLDEN BOOT: The first team award of 2015 goes to @KristieMewie, who led the Breakers with six goals this season! pic.twitter.com/mew7pRiMbx— BostonBreakers (@BostonBreakers) September 14, 2015
Rookie of the Year
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: @smccaffrey9 has been voted #BOSROY! Was 4th amongst NWSL rookies with 3 goals. Congrats, Steph! pic.twitter.com/om3arjar14— BostonBreakers (@BostonBreakers) September 16, 2015
Defender of the Year
DEFENDER OF THE YEAR: Captain @Julie_King8 has been voted #BOSDOY for 2015! Congratulations, Julie! pic.twitter.com/c6nkCOhHGB— BostonBreakers (@BostonBreakers) September 15, 2015
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Congratulations to @KristieMewie, voted #BOSMVP for 2015! Stats: 20 GP/GS, 1785 MIN, 6G, 2A pic.twitter.com/Agp1PEnbYE— BostonBreakers (@BostonBreakers) September 17, 2015
It's no surprise that Stephanie McCaffrey and Kristie Mewis walked away with the lion's share of the prizes. Between them they accounted for 45% of the Breakers' goals, 50.6% of shots, and 48.9% of shots on goal.
It's slightly surprising to see Julie King get defender of the year over Kassey Kallman, who was the stalwart who kept the back line together, but King also recorded two goals for the season and defender goals are sure to get fans' notice.
As deserving as Mewis and McCaffrey are for their work in offense, hopefully next season will see the attacking burden spread out a little more evenly across the roster.
UPDATE: But wait, there's more! The Breakers still had one more award to give out