Zoepfl: I couldn't have won award without my teammates

Ellie Zoepfl was quick to thank her West Ham United Ladies teammates after collecting the first Ladies Players' Player of the Year sponsored by Spire London East Hospital award at Wednesday's Player Awards.

Zoepfl, who has scored an outstanding ten goals in 13 games for the Ladies as Karen Ray's side have gone unbeaten throughout 2018, got the vote from her fellow players to take the trophy ahead of a number of other outstanding performers, including Hannah Wheeler and Kelly Wealthall.

But the American remained modest on receiving her prize, saying her achievements would not have been possible without the teammates around her.

She said: "It feels really really good to win this award, but I wouldn’t be anywhere without my teammates.

"This has been my first season at the Club and I appreciate everything that has been done for me. The players and coaching staff give me the confidence to play how I’ve been playing.

"Its been really easy to settle in since joining the Club earlier this season, the girls have been great and the coaching staff really supportive."

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