Lori Chalupny selected Week 7 WPS Player of the Week
Athletica midfielder Lori Chalupny (right) tackles the ball away from FC Gold Pride forward Tina DiMartino. (Rovak | isiphotos.com)
Saint Louis midfielder Lori Chalupny has been selected WPS's Player of the Week for Week 7 after leading Athletica to a 1-0 triumph over visiting FC Gold Pride. The U.S. national team star scored in the 16th minute, bending a corner kick into the net, to lift Saint Louis to its first victory. She also created opportunities and made exciting runs to open space for the Athletica attack.
The WPS Player of the Week award is voted upon by a panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters.
Week 1: Aya Miyama (Los Angeles Sol)
Week 2: Marta (Los Angeles Sol)
Week 3: Kelly Smith (Boston Breakers)
Week 4: Aly Wagner (Los Angeles Sol)
Week 5: Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom)
Week 6: Sonia Bompastor (Washington Freedom)
Week 7: Lori Chalupny (Saint Louis Athletica)Note: Weeks 1-2 selected by The Soccer Magazine; weeks 3-7 selected by North American Soccer Reporters panel.