Sam Kerr just keeps racking up the awards. (Jeffrey Auger Photo)
At the rate she is going, Sam Kerr is going to need another trophy case or two.
The Sky Blue FC striker and Australian international earned yet another award Tuesday night as she was named the ABC Sports Personality of the year by Australian sports fans at AIS Sport Performance Awards in Sydney, Australia.
Kerr finished ahead of Australian Kangaroos rugby league captain Cameron Smith, Australian Football League standout Dustin Martin and Paralympic champion Curtis McGrath.
On Nov. 29, Kerr was named the Asia Football Confederation women’s player of the year at the AFC Annual Awards in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 24-year-old Kerr completed one of the most decorated seasons in National Women’s Soccer League history in 2017.
She won Most Valuable Player honors, became the league’s career goal leader (43) and the Golden Boot winner broke the season record by scoring 17 goals.
The Perth, Australia native, who was named to the NWSL Best XI, also became the first player in league history to record two hat-tricks in a season and four goals in a match.
While on loan with Perth Glory in the Australia W-League, Kerr was awarded the Julie Dolan Medal following the 2016-17 campaign in her native country. That honor is presented to the W-League Most Valuable Player, pacing the Perth offense with 10 goals, the second-best mark in the league.
Kerr has tallied 11 times in her last six matches for the Matildas, becoming the first Australian player to score in six consecutive games. She also was recognized by her peers as the 2017 Professional Footballers Australia female footballer of the year at a ceremony in Newcastle in September.