Manchester City winger Lauren Hemp has been named PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year for the 2019/20 season.
Hemp, 20, previously won the award in 2018 whilst at Bristol City and reclaimed this season’s award from the 2019 winner Georgia Stanway.
And since joining City the pacy winger has made 44 appearances, scoring 13 goals from a wide attacking role.
Hemp has also been named City’s QNET Rising Star in the Club’s end of season awards, earning the MCWFC Official Supporters’ Club’s Player of the Season award in addition to a nomination for the FA WSL’s own edition.
Tipped to go on to great things, Hemp has already scored in the 2019 FA Women’s Cup Final and scored in crucial WSL clashes with Arsenal and Chelsea.
Hemp, who is currently recuperating from a hamstring injury suffered in the Community Shield, said: “I’m really pleased to win this award.
It’s nice that other people and teams are recognising me and thinking I’ve done well in games over the season, even when they’re concentrating on their own game.
“I have to thank all of my coaches, especially Nick Cushing and Alan Mahon last season, and if It were not for my teammates, I would not be able to do what I do every week.
“People keep telling me: ‘Keep doing what you’re doing.’ They’ve given me the confidence to be myself, play how I want to play and enjoy myself – I have to give credit to them all.
“I’ve loved every game since I arrived here. Personally, I feel I am more mature – I’ve grown up a bit – and I’ve gained confidence throughout the years.
“I’m excited to see what the season can bring with the players and staff we have around us.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor praised Hemp for her latest success, adding: “We’re thrilled for Lauren to have picked up this award.
“It’s thoroughly deserved after her efforts last season – she is an incredibly exciting young player and we feel very lucky to have her at Manchester City.
“At only 20, she is one of English football’s brightest young talents and awards like this only highlight what an impact she is having on the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.
“To win this award twice in three years speaks volumes about Lauren as a person and a player and I’m sure there will be many more accolades in the years to come.”