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Week VI: UWS Team Of The Week

06/18/2019, 5:30pm EDT

Burns posts two shutout wins; Howarth tallies two game-winning goals

METUCHEN, NJ - There are a lot of familiar names on this week's edition of the United Women's Soccer (UWS) team of the Week. The 2019 campaign has reached it halfway point and players are beginning to put their stamp on proceedings in all four conferences. Eleven of the fourteen players on this week's honor roll have already been recognized this season. In that vein of thought, our first two-time Player of the Week honoree is New England Mutiny forward Kate Howarth. The team captain tallied two game-winning goals this past week and vaulted into the top spot in league scoring (10g, 2a, 22 points). On the other end of the pitch, Calgary goalkeeper Emily Burns is a former All-UWS selection and earned two important shutout wins this past weekend for her team. Foothills WFC are looking to defend their UWS West title and now are at the top of the conference with an undefeated record.

For their efforts, Kate Howarth and Emily Burns have been named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. For the full list of weekly honors, see below:


F Kate Howarth (New England Mutiny) ^ - two GWG in wins over New Jersey & Syracuse; tops UWS scoring chart

F Tanya Boychuk (Calgary Foothills WFC) * - GWG in win over Santa Clarita; tenacious work rate in both wins

F Briana Woodall (San Antonio Athenians) * - two goals in win over El Paso; 2nd straight appearance on TOTW

M/F Chanel Johnson (Connecticut Fusion) * - goal in win over SDA; No. 1 star for TOTW from both teams

M Chelsey Patterson (LA Galaxy OC) ^ - ran the midfield in win over Queen City United

M Chloe Castaneda (Santa Clarita Blue Heat) * - insurance goal & presence in midfield in win over QCU

M Teresa Rook (Lancaster Inferno) * - dogged midfield play & insurance goal in win over Long Island

D Natalie Jacobs (LA Galaxy OC) * - tough defense in win over QCU for 2018 UWS Defender of Year

D Sonia Rada (Lancaster Inferno) * - anchored defense in shutout win over Long Island

D Ellie Jean (New England Mutiny) * - dominating effort in wins over New Jersey and Syracuse DA

GK Emily Burns (Calgary Foothills WFC) - shutouts over LA & Santa Clarita; big save to preserve win over LA


F Alex Lamontagne (Calgary Foothills WFC) - dynamic & busy up top in wins over LA and SC

F Millene Cabral (LA Galaxy OC) * - GWG in 1-0 win over QCU

M Lily Fabian (Connecticut Fusion) - GWG in 2-1 win over SDA

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - F Kate Howarth (New England Mutiny)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - GK Emily Burns (Calgary Foothills WFC)

* indicates second appearance on TOTW
^ indicates third appearance on TOTW

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