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Sam Kerr is named NWSL Most Valuable Player of 2017

Sky Blue FC forward Sam Kerr has had an unbelievable year in 2017 and it just keeps getting better.

On Friday, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced that Kerr has been picked as the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2017 by club officials, players, media and fans.

The young Australian international has smashed some records in the NWSL’s fifth year. She broke the single-season scoring record with 17 goals. The record was previously held by Seattle Reign FC midfielder Kim Little who notched 16 goals in 2014. Kerr also served an additional four assists to earn 21 total points for the season. That’s the second-highest single-season total in NWSL history.

The 23-year-old was particularly phenomenal this season in scoring multiple goals in a game. On Aug. 19, she became the first player to ever score four goals in a row when Sky Blue made an incredible 5-4 comeback against the Reign. By the end of the season, Kerr became the first player to score two hat tricks in the same season.

She was also named NWSL Player of the Month twice, voted to the NWSL Team of the Month four times and honored as the NWSL Player of the Week three times this year. Kerr is officially the league’s all-time leading scorer with 43 career goals notched on the charts.

[More from Excelle Sports: NC Courage defender Abby Dahlkemper voted 2017 NWSL Defender of the Year]

Did you also know that Kerr can fly? Check out her goal celebrations. The woman can get some serious airtime on those flips.

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