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WAMBACH, JOHNSON GARNER FLASH END-OF-THE-YEAR AWARDS

08/22/2013 10:54 AM -

The Western New York Flash have announced its team awards, with Abby Wambach and Estelle Johnson receiving honors.  Wambach earned two accolades, Golden Boot (leading scorer) and Most Valuable Player.  Johnson was selected as the team’s Defender of the Year.

Flash staff, players and local media selected the awards’ winners.

Wambach posted 11 regular-season goals to lead the Flash attack, second most in the National Women’s Soccer League.  In total, Wambach had a hand in 19 of 36 Flash goals, with eight assists on the year as well.  Three of her goals were game-winners. 

The Rochester native became the first player to win the NWSL’s Player of the Week award twice in a season, receiving the honor in both Week 5 and Week 9.  Wambach started in 19 games for the Flash, playing for a total of 1,693 minutes.

Last week, Wambach made the ESPN Top 10 plays with a body-contorting goal in the regular-season finale against the Boston Breakers.

Johnson was part of a Flash backline that posted eight clean sheets, and held opponents to just 20 goals, the lowest allowed in the league.  The Kansas alum was the only Flash defender to, not only start in all 22 regular season games, but play all 1,980 minutes.

Johnson helped lead the Flash to the 2013 NWSL Shield, as the league’s regular season champion.  With the title, the Flash have secured home field advantage through the playoffs, and could host the Championship game next weekend should the team beat Sky Blue on Saturday.  WNY and Sky Blue kick-off the semifinal game at 8 p.m. at Sahlen’s Stadium.

Tickets for the game are available online at wnyflash.com or by calling the Sahlen’s Stadium box office at (585) 454-KICK.



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