CHICAGO (Sept. 14, 2015) – PDA Alum and Chicago Red Stars midfielder Danielle Colaprico was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Rookie of the Year for the 2015 NWSL season, the league announced Monday.
Colaprico, 22, started all 20 games for the Red Stars this season and played all but 24 minutes this season – massing 1,776 minutes.
The Freehold Township, N.J. native scored one goal this season – the only tally in a 1-0 victory over Sky Blue FC on May 2 – and helped Chicago earn 33 points with an 8-3-9 for a second-place finish to the regular season.
The University of Virginia product ranked eighth in the league with 46 corner kicks to go along with five shots on goal, 18 fouls committed and 15 fouls suffered.
She was a box-to-box presence in the Red Stars midfield and an integral part of the third-ranked defensive unit in the league that allowed 22 goals and recorded six shutouts.
Colaprico is the second consecutive Red Stars player to be named WSL Rookie of the Year after defender Julie Johnston claimed the honor in 2014.
The NWSL awards are voted on by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis, club officials, players and fans.