Best Westfield W-League players of the season so far

With the Westfield W-League on a mini break due to the Westfield Matildas’ Olympic qualifying campaign, we thought it would be a good time to check in with some of the standout performers of the 2019/20 Season so far.

There are just three rounds to go in the regular season, and like the ladder several players have set themselves apart from the pack.

The team at have come up with a nine-player shortlist we believe have been some of the finest performers so far this campaign.

Let us know who gets your pick as the best of the lot. Or is there anyone we may have missed?

ROUND 11: Westfield W-League Team of the Week
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Remy Siemsen (Sydney FC)

It’s been a dream return to the Sky Blues for Siemsen this season, spear-heading the attack for Ante Juric’s side.

In a frontline that boasting the likes of Caitlin Foord (now with English giants Arsenal), Veronica Latsko, Princess Ibini and Chloe Logarzo, the 20-year-old has been the star performer, leading the competition with seven goals for the campaign so far.

Denise O’Sullivan (Western Sydney Wanderers)

The Irish midfielder has been a pivotal figure in the Wanderers’ impressive march from bottom of the ladder last season to title contenders in 2019/20.

Unfortunately for the Wanderers – and Westfield W-League fans – O’Sullivan’s short term deal with the club is over but her performances in her seven appearances won’t be forgotten quickly, or replaced easily by coach Dean Heffernan.

Milica Mijatovic (Melbourne City)

In a squad full of amazing talent, Serbian international Mijatovic has been a standout for the competition leaders.

It’s not just her excellent return of four goals that has caught the eye but Mijatovic has also been a creative spark for City while she has shown her versatility by playing numerous roles for Rado Vidosic.

Casey Dumont (Melbourne Victory)

She may have played more than a decade in the Westfield W-League but it’s hard to remember Dumont playing any better or more consistent as she is now.

As well as keeping three clean sheets, Dumont has also saved three penalties in 2019/20 from the likes of Tameka Yallop, Emily van Egmond and Crystal Thomas.

Rebekah Stott (Melbourne City)

She might not attract the same number of headlines as some of her teammates but the New Zealand international defender is a rock at the back for the league leaders.

With Stott marshalling the defence, City have conceded just three times all campaign, keeping five clean sheets in a row, while she has been in the Westfield W-League Team of the Week five times in nine appearances.

Simone Charley (Canberra United)

Her team may be all but out of finals contention but the impact of American youngster Charley can’t be underestimated in the nation’s capital.

Charley has proved a thorn in the side of most opponents with her pace and dribbling ability, while she has scored four times for Heather Garriock’s side.

Lynn Williams (Western Sydney Wanderers)

We also could have included Williams’ compatriot Kristen Hamilton in this list but we went for the 26-year-old US international on her excitement-factor alone.

One of the most devastating players in the league on her day – which is most weeks – Williams’ frightening speed, eye for goal and ability to set-up her teammates makes her a weapon for the Wanderers heading into the finals.

Emily van Egmond (Melbourne City)

The Westfield Matildas midfielder’s decision to leave hometown club Newcastle Jets and head south to City has proved a wise one.

Van Egmond has bossed the midfield for City, taking her game to a new level and scoring five goals to sit third in the race for the golden boot.

Clare Wheeler (Newcastle Jets)

The 21-year-old midfielder was named in the club’s leadership group – alongside stalwarts Gema Simon and Cassidy Davis – underlining the high regard she is held in at the Hunter club.

And Wheeler has lived up to the expectation, leading the way for the Jets every week with her strong tackling and impressive distribution both features of her game.

Clare Wheeler


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