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Mia Fishel wins Liga MX Femenil Golden Boot in rookie season

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Mia Fishel made history Monday, becoming the first foreign-born player to win the Golden Boot in the history of Mexico’s Liga MX Femenil.

The American-born player scored 17 goals en route to the award, including a brace in Tigres Femenil’s 5-2 win Tuesday to finish out the regular season.

“I would like to dedicate my achievement to my family, team, and management group for their everlasting support and belief in me,” Fishel wrote on Twitter. “The best is yet to come as we head into the Apertura 2022 playoffs and championship run. I have no doubt we are capable of securing a 5th championship!”

The 21-year-old forward has had a rookie season to remember in Liga MX Femenil after opting not to join the NWSL. She was drafted fifth overall in the 2022 NWSL draft by the Orlando Pride but instead elected to sign with Tigres Femenil.

“I’m all about disrupting the norm and taking charge of your life,” Fishel wrote on Twitter at the time.

Despite her outstanding season, Fishel has yet to earn a USWNT call-up this year.

“So Mia is on our depth chart and is I wouldn’t be wouldn’t be able to say where she’s at,” Andonovski told reporters following the release of the roster for the October friendlies, which featured 17-year-old Alyssa Thompson. “We’re monitoring her form and her performances. I had a very good conversation with her, and she understands where she’s at.”