Canberra United stars Rachel Corsie, Rhoda Mulaudzi and Shamiran Khamis picked up accolades at the 2018/19 awards night on Thursday night, while youngster Laura Hughes’ consistent rise was also awarded.
Corsie took home the top award for the Westfield W-League side, voted as the 2018/19 Player of the Year after an outstanding first campaign in the league as Captain of United.
The Scottish international has been part of a much-improved backline this season under Heather Garriock and has anchored the squad with her leadership as well.
After one of the best season-long displays of goalkeeping in the league Khamis was awarded by her peers as the 2018/19 Players’ Player, earning their votes with some heroic saves and immense performances at key times throughout the campaign.
United’s fans picked out South African forward Rhoda Mulaudzi as their Supporters’ Player of the Year, following a stellar first season in the Westfield W-League which has seen her score in four of the five completed home games so far.
Laura Hughes was the final award winner for the Westfield W-League team, taking home the University of Canberra Rising Star award for a campaign that saw her make her first ever start and pick up an increased role in the middle of the park.
Awards were also presented for United’s second season in the Foxtel Y-League, with Brodie Clarkson taking home the Player of the Year award for a strong season after joining from Wollongong.
James Fletcher, who recently headed to the United States to pursue a scholarship opportunity was voted as the Players’ Player of the Year and local youngster Lucas Mauragis was picked as the Rising Star of the team.
The 2018/19 season Volunteer of the Year award went to Declan O’Neale for his outstanding contribution to the club.
Foxtel Y-League Awards
Player of the Year | Brodie Clarkson
Players’ Player of the Year | James Fletcher
Rising Star | Lucas Mauragis
Volunteer of the Year | Declan O’Neale