The National Women’s Soccer League Wednesday announced that Gotham FC goalkeeper Abby Smith was named its player of the week.
Smith earned the honor after her six-save performance on Sunday, which helped preserve Gotham FC’s 0-0 draw against the Orlando Pride. In the first half, Smith parried a shot over the crossbar and made a double save in the waning minutes before halftime. She then made a diving, second-half, stoppage-time save to help Gotham FC keep the clean sheet.
She also was named Gotham FC’s player of the match.
Smith has appeared in six matches, totaling 540 minutes of playing time, with 27 saves and an 84 save percentage.
2023 NWSL Regular Season Honors for Gotham FC Players
Week 1 (March 26) Lynn Williams NWSL Bud Light Player of the Week
Week 4 (April 22) Lynn Williams NWSL Bud Light Player of the Week
Week 4 (April 22) Abby Smith NWSL Save of the Week
Week 5 (April 30) Abby Smith NWSL Save of the Week
Week 7 (May 17) Abby Smith NWSL Bud Light Player of the Week