Sam Kerr registered five goals and three assists in five Chicago wins in September. (Photo courtesy of Sky Blue FC)

Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr Wednesday was voted the National Women’s Soccer League September player of the month by the NWSL Media Association.

Kerr recorded five goals and three assists as the Red Stars clinched a spot in the NWSL playoffs. With their guaranteed second-place finish, the Red Stars will host a playoff match at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Ill. Sunday, Oct. 30.

She scored twice in Week 23.

Her first two goals came on Sept. 8 against the Houston Dash in a 3-0 win. Her first assist of the month was on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Orlando Pride. She assisted in the next match against Sky Blue FC, along with a goal, as the Red Stars won, 3-0.

On Sept. 21, Kerr scored two goals, tying and then breaking her NWSL’s season scoring record with her 17th and 18th goals of the campaign. She also assisted Yuki Nagasato in the match that ended 3-1 for Chicago against Washington Spirit. The Red Stars were perfect in September at 5-0.

North Carolina Courage attacker Lynn Williams finished second in the player of the month voting. Red Stars attacker Yuki Nagasato took third.

The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis.