Another season of highly entertaining Westfield W-League action has almost come to an end with the Grand Final between Melbourne City and Sydney FC primed for this Sunday (2pm on Fox Sports 505 and ABC ONE).

This of course means the always controversial W-League Team of the Year from The Football Sack.

Between ten writers, The Football Sack has watched every single match of the season live with all ten coming together to collectively decide the Team of the Year.

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Some of the Contenders

Goalkeepers
Haley Kopmeyer – Brisbane Roar. The American stopper was a commanding presence between the sticks and organised her defence – often in a precarious high line – well from the back.
Hannah Southwell – Newcastle Jets. Made a huge impact on Newcastle’s season with a series of consistent and impressive performances at just 16-years-old.
Kaitlyn Savage – Adelaide United. Magnificent athletic ability enabled her to produce many high quality saves. Didn’t keep a lot of clean sheets but impressed on a consistent basis.
Lydia Williams – Canberra United. Six clean sheets and only seven goals conceded for the season in yet another stellar campaign.

Centre Backs
Alanna Kennedy – Sydney FC. The lofty centre back had another impressive season commanding an impervious backline, nullifying strikers and leading her team from defence.
Clare Polkinghorne – Brisbane Roar. The Roar skipper was as reliable as ever in the heart of defence. Just as capable of a crunching challenge as she is a smooth pass out from the back to feed her midfield, she chipped in with a few goals as well.
Ellie Brush – Canberra United. Strong in the air and in the tackle, brings a wealth of experience to the Canberra backline.
Emma Checker – Canberra United. serious knee injury brought to an end a fantastic season for Checker, a rock in defence for her new side.
Jennifer Beattie – Melbourne City. Briton who has been the rock at the heart of City’s defence. Comfortable on the ball and dominant in the air.
Megan Oyster – Newcastle Jets. Oyster’s dominant attitude has proved an essential part of Newcastle’s defensive line.

Wing Backs
Caprice Dydasco – Newcastle Jets. Hailing from Washington Spirit, Dydasco has shown Australia her potential and drive as a speedy midfielder.
Ellie Carpenter – Western Sydney Wanderers. The youngster had an impressively successful debut season, her determination and willingness to play all over the park earned her the accolade of playing every minute this season as she terrorised oppositions with her blistering speed.
Gema Simon – Newcastle Jets. Led the Jets to a respectable season through her impressive defensive displays and quality leadership.
Nicole Begg – Canberra United. Another feature of Canberra’s watertight defence, able to score goals from fullback as well.
Rebekah Stott – Melbourne City. World Cup goal scorer has flown under the radar at star studded City despite an almost flawless season from the New Zealand defender.
Steph Catley – Melbourne City. The 21-year-old wingback continues to improve and has looked a natural leader in a City side full of some of the world’s best footballers.

Defensive Midfielders
Chloe Logarzo – Newcastle Jets. Logarzo has consistently impressed in the Newcastle midfield with pace and strength.
Jessica Fishlock – Melbourne City. Welsh star ran the City midfield with her trademark mixture of grace and grit.
Kendall Fletcher – Canberra United. An absolute wall in front of the Canberra backline, Fletcher was strong in defence and efficient going forward.
Shannon May – Perth Glory. You always know you can count on May. It was another consistent season for the Matildas midfielder who boasts such a great range of passing.

Attacking Midfielders
Abby Dahlkemper – Adelaide United. A sensational campaign saw Dahlkemper recently awarded Adelaide’s Player of the Season award. Dominated matches from both attacking and defensive midfield positions.
Caitlin Munoz – Canberra United. The veteran Matildas midfielder has had another brilliant season running United’s core.
Katrina Gorry – Brisbane Roar. The fact that most opposing teams set up to swarm her the moment she touched the ball shows how respected and talented she is. Capable of magic any time she was on the ball.
Kim Little – Melbourne City. Seattle Reign loanee has lived up to her billing as arguably the best player to grace the league with goals and assists galore.
Veronica Perez – Canberra United. United’s Mexican signing injected pace and toughness into the midfield and created chances all season long.

Wing Forwards
Ashleigh Sykes – Canberra United. A fast, dangerous winger capable of been an absolute menace to opposition defences.
Caitlin Foord – Perth Glory. Foord’s stocks continued to rise this season, as her movement and driving runs were ever present again.
Emily Condon – Adelaide United. Not one of the big name players but certainly a workhorse. Displayed great pace and agility down the wings while also providing forwards with a wicked cross.
Emily Gielnik – Brisbane Roar. Found success playing up front as well as out on the right. Her pace and strength was often too much for defenders to handle.
Erica Halloway – Western Sydney Wanderers. The Wanderers winger had a successful season demonstrating what the Westfield W-League had been missing: a healthy combination of power and skill as she spurred her team from the wing.
Jasmyne Spencer – Sydney FC. The speedy American striker was a godsend for the Sky Blue’s season. Her tenacity to run at defenders, willingness to win ball and lighting pace made her a weekly threat to oppositions.
Leena Khamis – Sydney FC. The Sydney veteran’s creativity and ball control is always an x-factor for the Sky Blues. A collection of goals and assists made for a commendable season.
Lisa De Vanna – Melbourne City. Incredibly experienced Matilda continues to adapt her game and has matured into a leader for both club and country.
Vanessa Di Bernardo – Perth Glory. The US import wasted no time filling the big shoes left by Sam Kerr’s absence with the attacker a class above this season scoring six goals in seven appearances.

Centre Forwards
Rosie Sutton – Adelaide United. Sutton is one of the more dangerous forwards in the comp, capable of scoring frequent goals while proving a nightmare for opposition defenders.
Larissa Crummer – Melbourne City. Spearheaded the Melbourne City juggernaut with a golden boot winning 11 goals, capping off an astounding 12 months.
Michelle Heyman – Canberra United. Canberra’s leading all-time goal scorer had another stellar season leading the line for the reigning Champions.

Coaches
Craig Deans – Newcastle Jets. Added structure and organisation to lead the Jets’ squad to a chance at finals football.
Joe Montemurro – Melbourne City. Ex-Victory coach managed to balance the best squad the league has seen whilst also giving younger players their opportunity. Finished the regular season without his side dropping a point.
Rae Dower – Canberra United. After been promoted from assistant coach this season, Dower has taken the reigning champions to the brink of back-to-back successes.

W-League Team of the Year

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Goalkeeper: Hannah Southwell
Centre Backs: Megan Oyster & Ellie Brush
Wing Backs: Ellie Carpenter & Steph Catley
Defensive Midfielder: Kendall Fletcher
Attacking Midfielders: Kim Little & Katrina Gorry
Wing Forwards: Ashleigh Sykes & Vanessa Di Bernardo
Centre Forward: Larissa Crummer
Coach: Joe Montemurro
Assistant Coach: Craig Deans
Bench: Lydia Williams, Alanna Kennedy, Jessica Fishlock, Caitlin Foord, Rosie Sutton

Awards

Best Defender: Steph Catley
Best Midfielder: Kendall Fletcher
Best Forward: Larissa Crummer
Player of the Season: Kendall Fletcher
Young Player of the Season: Larissa Crummer

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