Watch tournament MVP Debinha’s five Challenge Cup goals

Debinha. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

North Carolina Courage midfielder Debinha has been named the Challenge Cup MVP for the second year in a row, the NWSL announced Tuesday.

She’s the second Courage player to receive a 2022 Challenge Cup award after Kerolin was named MVP of the final.

In the this year’s Challenge Cup, Debinha set the record for goals in consecutive matches, notching five goals in five straight games. Washington Spirit forward Ashley Hatch finished second in MVP voting, and her Spirit teammate Ashley Sanchez finished third.

The league also named the 11-member All-Tournament team, with four OL Reign players (Rose Lavelle, Alana Cook, Sofia Huerta, Phallon Tullis-Joyce), three North Carolina Courage players (Debinha, Abby Erceg, Carson Pickett), three Washington Spirit players (Hatch, Sanchez, Trinity Rodman), and Kansas City’s Kristen Hamilton.

The first of Debinha’s goals came in the team’s tournament opener against Washington. From there, she ripped off goals against Gotham FC, Orlando, Washington once more and Kansas City.

No. 1 North Carolina vs. Washington Spirit: 2-2

No. 2 North Carolina vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC: 1-1

No. 3 North Carolina vs. Orlando Pride: 4-2

No. 4 North Carolina vs. Washington Spirit: 2-2

No. 5 North Carolina vs. Kansas City Current: 2-1