OL Reign’s Jess Fishlock credits teammates after winning NWSL MVP


OL Reign midfielder Jess Fishlock is thankful for her teammates after winning 2021 NWSL MVP.

Fishlock took to Twitter on Tuesday, where she credited her teammates for their part in the award.

“No sport truly ever has individual awards,” she wrote. “My teammates deserve all the credit too. Cannot play this game alone.”

In addition, she commended those who were nominated for their play as well. Chicago’s Mallory Pugh came in second while NJ/NY Gotham FC’s Midge Purce was third. Washington’s Ashley Hatch and Portland’s Angela Salem followed.

“Best thing about this year was this award could’ve gone to any of those nominated,” she wrote. “Everyone was a worthy winner.

“This league is just going to get better and better. Feel very proud to be amongst the players in this league.”

Fishlock also called out Lauren Barnes, whose been with OL Reign since 2013 and won NWSL Defender of the Year in 2016.