Manchester City forward Lauren Hemp won the 2022 PFA Young Player of the Year award for the fourth time. She beat the likes of Lauren James, Frida Maanum, Jessica Naz, Ella Toone, and Maya Le Tissier to become the record awardee. Hemp reached 100 appearances for Manchester City last season and also scored the club’s 100th goal of the season.
“It’s an honor to get this again. I think especially for it to be voted for by players that I’ve played against and come up against. I mean, I look to many of them as role models as well so it’s an honor to be picked from them,” Lauren Hemp said after winning the 2022 PFA Young Player of the Year award. “Coming off the back of a great season, I’ve also got a lot to thank my teammates for to be honest because I think they make me look better than I actually am.
“We’ve got a fantastic squad and players who get me the ball in good positions and strikers who can finish the crosses that I put in wherever I put them,” she added. “I’ve got a great set of staff as well, people who are always pushing me, wanting me to get better so, I appreciate it and I know there’s so much more to come. I’m going to keep working hard for that to make sure that I continue on the right path.”
“You will be hard pushed to find a more talented young player in the WSL than Lauren Hemp – or of any age to be quite honest,” Charlotte Marsh said. “The Man City winger lights up any game that she plays in and she is still only 21 years old. Hemp mostly plays down the left-wing, often leaving defenders with far too much to handle alone – she completed the most take-ons (22) in the WSL last season.”
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