Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps has been named England Women’s Player of the Year for the 2022/2023 season.
FAWSL Full-Time were informed of the news via an official press release from The Football Association this evening.
Earps made 16 appearances for the Lionesses over the last 12 months. She was a member of the side which retained the Arnold Clark Cup in February while Earps was instrumental in England’s penalty shootout success against Brazil in the inaugural Women’s Finalissima at Wembley. The player’s most recent achievement with the Lionesses saw Earps help her country to reach a first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup final. While England were not winners in Australia and New Zealand, Earps came out of the tournament with lots of credit for her consistent performances.
It has been reported that Earps beat off competition from FC Barcelona’s Lucy Bronze (second) and Manchester City’s Alex Greenwood (third) to become England Women’s Player of the Year. She picks up the award from previous winner Beth Mead. It is the first time that Earps has made the top three in the voting and she has topped it off by being the England supporters’ overall selection.
Earps is set to return to action with England on Friday evening when the Lionesses take on Scotland in a UEFA Women’s Nations League fixture in Sunderland.