Every season, each Riveter is faced with the difficult task of choosing a favorite amongst a slew of deserving players. This year’s squad made the decision as tough as ever, but after the voting smoke cleared, there was a clear winner and there was no surprise who it was.
Sophia Smith is your Rose City Riveters’ Player of the Year.
Her stats speak for themselves:
At Stanford, she netted 24 goals in 33 appearances, and helped her team win the national title.
With the USWNT U20 squad, she scored 21 goals in her 25 appearances.
In 2020, she was the Thorns #1 draft pick. Since then, she’s made 38 regular season appearances for the club, scoring 19 times so far.
At the senior national team level, she’s currently at 10 goals and 23 appearances with more surely to come.
Everybody who watches her play can see that she’s more than just those stats though. What she brings to each team is also the intangible, but noticeable, blend of joy and fierce competitiveness. Her final touch is smooth and right on target; she’s a nightmare for any defense we’re facing.
It’s a privilege to have her wear our club’s badge, and it’s an honor to present her this award.
- By Any Other Name #BAONPDX