Kansas City Current Midfielder Victoria Pickett Nominated for 2021 NWSL Rookie of the Year, Presented by Ally Kansas City Current

Kansas City Current Midfielder Victoria Pickett Nominated for 2021 NWSL Rookie of the Year, Presented by Ally

Fans invited to participate in the final round of the voting process

KANSAS CITY (November 5, 2021) – Kansas City Current Midfielder Victoria Pickett was announced today as a nominee for The National Women's Soccer League Rookie of the Year presented by Ally, along with the nominees for the other 2021 NWSL Awards including the Most Valuable Player presented by Budweiser, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, and Coach of the Year. The 2021 NWSL Awards are voted upon in two rounds with fans having the opportunity to participate in the final round of the voting process.

In the preliminary round of voting, players, owners, general managers, coaches, and the media voted on the individual awards to determine the final nominees. The preliminary round used a weighted scale, broken down by players (50%), owners/GMs/coaches (25%) and media (25%). The nominees for each of those 2021 NWSL Awards are: 

Rookie of the Year, presented by Ally: Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), Victoria Pickett (Kansas City Current), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit)

Most Valuable Player, presented by Budweiser: Jessica Fishlock (OL Reign), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Margaret Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Angela Salem (Portland Thorns FC)

Defender of the Year: Alana Cook (OL Reign), Caprice Dydasco (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Menges (Portland Thorns FC), Carson Pickett (North Carolina Courage)

Goalkeeper of the Year: Bella Bixby (Portland Thorns FC), Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit), Kailen Sheridan (NJ/NY Gotham FC)

Coach of the Year: Laura Harvey (OL Reign), Scott Parkinson (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Mark Parsons (Portland Thorns FC)

Additional awards to be voted on in the final round include:

Best XI, presented by Mastercard

Second XI, presented by Mastercard

Fans wishing to vote on the individual award winners, Best XI, and Second XI can access the voting ballot here. All votes must be submitted by Tuesday, November 9 at 10:59 p.m. CT. The final round of voting uses a weighted scale of players (50%), owners/GMs/coaches (20%), media (20%) and fans (10%). 

These award winners will be announced in the days surrounding the NWSL Championship game, which is set to kick off Saturday, November 20 at 11 a.m. CT at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The contest will air live on CBS Television Network and stream live internationally on the NWSL’s Twitch channel.

In addition to the awards listed above, the winner of the inaugural Nationwide Community Impact Award will be announced and honored at halftime of the 2021 NWSL Championship match. For more details on the Nationwide Community Impact Award, please click here. The league will also select and announce the Championship MVP presented by Budweiser during the postgame, on-field presentation.

For more information on the 2021 NWSL Championship presented by Budweiser, click here.

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