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Orlando Pride striker Barbra Banda has won the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Month award for May and she has also made the NWSL team of the month

The Copper Queen wins the prize after scoring a NWSL-high seven goals in just five matches played in the month of May. Her haul included a record of three fantastic braces scored this past month.

Her form contributed to Orlando’s perfect start to the 2024 season which includes the club’s current eight-game win streak, setting a new league record. Through Week 10, Orlando sits atop the league’s standings with 27 points in 11 matches.

Banda earned her first NWSL Player of the Month award in just seven consecutive league games after making her official debut with the club on April 20th. She has already tallied eight goals and two assists. Despite only playing 515 minutes this season, she is actually one of the league’s top scorers, having used her head to score four of her eight goals.

The NWSL Player of the Month, presented by EA Sports, is selected each month of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis, and the NWSL’s on-air broadcast talent.