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SYDNEY, (11/19/19) – Washington Spirit and Western Sydney Wanderers defender Sam Staab was named to the Team of the Week for round one of the Australian W-League.
Staab, who signed for Western Sydney in October, was quick to make her name known in the W-League, as she earned the award after her first-ever start in Australia.
Staab ran the Wanderers’ show against Adelaide United from the central defense on Thursday night during Western Sydney’s opening round as she made 105 total passes – 40 more than any other player on the field – at an accuracy of 88.8%.
In addition to her impressive passing display, Staab won two out of her three duels, drew two fouls and made two clearances in a dominant display in the Western Sydney backline.
Western Sydney came out on top in their 2019 debut match, besting Adelaide 2-1. The Wanderers are currently third on the W-League ladder, behind Sydney FC and Canberra United on goal difference.