Hayley Raso has won the 2017 Rose City Riveters Player of the Year award. Nearly 550 votes were cast this year, and Raso registered 38% of the vote.
During the 2017 regular season, Raso has scored 6 goals and has had 3 assists. While her second year on our squad, this was a breakout season for Raso. Her heart and grit won our hearts over. When her physical play was rewarded with a 1 game suspension, the whole stadium showed their support of her by sporting red bows in their hair, beards, or caps.
The Riveters will always remember the role Raso played at Memorial on August 26th, where she got her first NWSL brace and helped the Thorns earn their first win in that godforsaken stadium.
This year’s award was assembled by our friends at ADX Portland, with a handmade rose generously donated by a local craftsman.
Past Rose City Riveters Player of the Year Winners:
2016 – Emily Menges
2015 – Michelle Betos
2014 – Vero Boquette
2013 – Karina LeBlanc