The Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season is heating up, with Melbourne City proving to be the pacesetters heading into the final few rounds of the regular season.
But with the competition on hiatus for a couple of weeks, the team here at w-league.com.au thought we’d come up with our team of the season so far.
It’s perhaps no surprise that runaway leaders City dominate the 11 but there’s four other clubs that provide players to this in-form side.
We’ve gone with a 4-3-3 formation that possess plenty of speed, skill, power and – of course – goals.
Here’s the Westfield W-League Team of the Season so far. Let us know what you think!
Casey Dumont (Melbourne Victory)
There’s been a host of shot-stoppers performing superbly this campaign but we’ve got for Dumont, who is arguably in the best form of her career.
The 27-year-old has shown her quality to deal with everything, from crosses to point-blank saves and to acrobatic diving stops, while she has also saved an impressive three penalties in 2019/20.
Ellie Carpenter (Melbourne City)
There’s a reason why Carpenter has been named the competition’s best young player for the last couple of seasons, and she’s gone to a new level at City.
Playing in a more advanced wing-back role, the all-action Westfield Matildas star has dominated the right flank all season, providing one assist and completing 23 successful dribbles.
Rebekah Stott (Melbourne City)
City possess the meanest defence in the Westfield W-League and Stott is a main reason why they are so tough to break down.
The Kiwi international has been in the Westfield W-League Team of the Week five times from just eight games, boasting a passing accuracy of almost 86%, making 16 clearances and 20 interceptions, while she also has a goal and assist to her name. Outstanding stuff!
Sam Staab (Western Sydney Wanderers)
The American defender has played every minute so far this season in a Wanderers side that is set to play finals football for the very first time.
Forming an excellent partnership with Alexandra Huynh, Staab has been a rock for the Wanderers, while her long throw in is a weapon and she has made the fourth most passes of any player in the league with 593.
Steph Catley (Melbourne City)
Completing a City-dominated defence, Catley gets a spot on the left in what has been another ultra-consistent campaign from the Westfield Matildas vice-captain.
Like Carpenter, Catley has thrived in a more attack-minded wing-back role, making 19 key passes, while her passing accuracy in the opposition half is close to 68%.
Denise O’Sullivan (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Dean Heffernan made some sensational signings for the 2019/20 campaign, but arguably none better than the feisty Irish midfielder.
O’Sullivan was a linchpin for the Wanderers in her seven-game guest stint, catching the eye with her sublime distribution and tackling in the middle of the park, as well as a fantastic goal against Canberra United.
Central attacking midfielder
Emily van Egmond (Melbourne City)
The classy midfielder has enjoyed a wonderful start to life in Melbourne, netting an impressive five goals from her attacking midfield role for City.
Van Egmond has bossed the midfield for City, while she is one of only two players to have made more than 600 passes for the campaign.
Central attacking midfielder
Milica Mijatovic (Melbourne City)
The Silky Serbian is in her first season in the Westfield W-League and has proven to be an astute pick up from Rado Vidosic.
Playing in a raft of different positions, Mijatovic has contributed four goals, two assists and completed 21 successful dribbles in her nine appearances.
Simone Charley (Canberra United)
The young American was a relative unknown when she was signed by the Green Machine at the start of the season, but she is certainly well known now.
While Canberra won’t play finals football in 2019/20, Charley’s reputation has skyrocketed with a string of excellent displays, while she has netted four times for Heather Garriock’s side.
Lynn Williams (Western Sydney Wanderers)
The USA international might have only made five appearances so far this season but her form simply demands a spot in the 11.
Williams has been directly involved in seven goals, scoring four herself while setting up another three and her lightening speed and dribbling ability make her an excitement machine!
Remy Siemsen (Sydney FC)
Siemsen had a point to prove when she returned to the Sky Blues this season…and the 20-year-old has done just that!
She has always had a knack of scoring goals and it’s come to the fore this season, netting seven times in nine games, including doubles on three separate occasions.