Following a spectacular performance in the Orlando Pride’s 1-0 win over Washington, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris has earned Budweiser NWSL Player of the Week honors.
Clean sheet, clean sweep 🙌@Ashlyn_Harris earns @budweiserusa Player of the Week honors 👏#CC21 pic.twitter.com/GoApNParMn— National Women's Soccer League (@NWSL) April 22, 2021
Clean sheet, clean sweep 🙌@Ashlyn_Harris earns @budweiserusa Player of the Week honors 👏#CC21 pic.twitter.com/GoApNParMn
After not one, not two, but NINE saves, Harris cited her preparation as a big proponent of her confidence to make such big saves and come away with the clean sheet.
“For me, preparation is in the work I do every single day. Everything I do to be the best teammate possible and come up with one or two big saves,” Harris said after the game. “My confidence comes from my preparation and the amount of work I put into my craft. I do my research, I study the game. I know exactly where those players are going. I can smell their fear sometimes, that’s the biggest thing.”
Orlando remains in contention for the East Division title. Up next: a date with North Carolina on May 1st.