Crystal Dunn recorded two goals and one assist in June (Matthew Levine/Outfoxed Media)
North Carolina Courage forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women’s Soccer League player of the month by the NWSL Media Association for June, it was announced Thursday.
Dunn, 25, scored two goals and added one assist in June despite missing one game due to international duty to help lead the Courage to a 2-1-1 record – second best for the month – and helped to extend its first-place lead atop the league at 12-1-3.
The Rockville Centre, N.Y. native scored two goals to propel North Carolina to a 4-1 road win over Seattle Reign FC at Memorial Stadium in Seattle June 23. Dunn tallied her first goal in the 33rd minute and then added a second in the 70th minute to help seal the victory. ((Watch highlights)
She earned an assist by setting up forward Jessica McDonald for the club’s third goal of the night in a 3-0 win over Orlando Pride on June 30 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (Watch Highlights)
The Albertson Fury and University of North Carolina product finished the month with 13 shots, nine shots on goal, six tackles won, six interceptions and eight chances created on 183 touches.
It is the second time Dunn has been honored as the NWSL player of the month after being recognized in August 2015 while a member of the Washington Spirit. It also marked the first time a North Carolina Courage player has received the award.
The Courage will return to action against the Washington Spirit at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
The NWSL player of the month is selected each month of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis.