The Northwest Premier League today announces that Liz Griffith (offense) and Emily Peters (defense) are the NWPL Players of the Week for matches played June 17 and 18, 2017.
LIZ GRIFFITH (OFFENSE) – WPSS Shock
Sometimes what happens off the ball, or off the score sheet is what really turns a match. WPSS Shock’s 2-0 win over Yakima United on Sunday demonstrates this. “I’d like to put in Liz Griffith (PLU) for player of the Week,” wrote Shock Women’s General Manager Craig Vincent in his nomination. “While Machaela Grady had the winning brace, Liz had the assist for the first goal and she was at the heart of nearly everything on offense. She worked very hard, made smart and successful choices all game and played fantastic.”
EMILY PETERS (DEFENSE) – Olympic Force
The Olympic Force have the 4th-toughest defense to score on in the NWPL. It’s goals they have been searching for. On Sunday in Everett the Force defense was there again – and defender Emily Peters (Montana) contributed the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Fuerza. “Emily shut down both sides of the field,” says Force General Manager Micah McMonagle. “We swapped her to the side they were attacking and she shut it down and helped preserve the shutout. She scored the only goal on a 30 yard free kick from the right side perfectly placed in the upper corner.”
About the Northwest Premier League Players of the Week Honors
The Northwest Premier League will honor an offensive and defensive standout each week of the regular season. The league encourages nominees from head coaches. A panel of 3 NWPL staff members vote on the honors. The players who are honored receive a “NWPL Player of the Week” scarf.