When it comes to Canberra United players like Lori Lindsey, Nicole Begg, Ellie Brush and strikers Michelle Heyman and Ashleigh Sykes have been synonymous with the team in Season 7.

While those players have been instrumental in their run to the grand final, so have several others with debutantes, new imports and veterans alike making an impact.

Sally Rojahn

18 months ago it was touch and go whether Rojahn would make the Young Matildas squad for the 2013 AFC U19s Championships. Given a chance, Rojahn went on to be named by then coach Spencer Prior as the Young Matildas' player of the tournament and she has not looked back.

The maturity of Rojahn as a player in the past two seasons was most evident in the excellent job she did on Lisa De Vanna, one of Australia's greatest footballers. She had the speed to keep apace and the determination and skills to dispossession De Vanna time and again. Rojahn is a player for Canberra's future who has arrived now.


Caitlin Munoz

With over 50 Matildas caps and seven W-League seasons, Munoz is a veteran of the women's game and still one the most important players for United.

In the three player midfield that sees Lindsey and Fletcher often gain the plaudits, Munoz continues to perform as a key link between the midfield and the explosive Canberra attack. At 31, and with knee problems in her past, it is wonder to still see Munoz's tireless work in the engine room.


Oh and she takes a wicked free kick.

Chantel Jones

Assuming the gloves of Matildas No. 1 and two time W-League Goalkeeper of the Year Lydia Williams is no easy task.

However, that was feat that faced Jones as she answered the Canberra United SOS call on the eve of the season's commencement. While there were rough waters to navigate in the beginning, the vocal and aerially dominant Jones has kept Canberra in many matches late in the season.


And then there is those weekend heroics!


Julia De Angelis

How can a substitute player be an unsung hero? When that substitute is a 17 year old in her debut season who plays as if she has a decade more experience.

One of the last players signed the Canberra native has gone on to manage minutes in 11 of the 12 regular season games including for 4 starts. While still raw, the holding midfielder has serious potential thanks to her ability to read the game and calm, measured distribution.


Whenever called on this season, whether to start in the absence of Fletcher and Grace Gill in the No.6 role or when substituted into the match, De Angelis has rarely failed to perform her role efficiently and effectively.