Week 5
Published Jun 13, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Women’s Premier Soccer League has named its RecoFit Regional Players of the Week recipients for Week 5 performances – Savannah Hutchins (FC Premier Women), Khyah Harper (Salvo SC), Savannah Taylor (UK F.C.), and Ashley Moon (Clarkstown Soccer Club).



Savannah Hutchins, Forward, FC Premier Women
(NC State Commit)
16 votes

FC Premier had a tough test to overcome in Week 5 play of the So Cal’s Coastal Division. On schedule, were two home games against the division top two team – (then-ranked) #7 MISS KICK FC and Beach Futbol, which beat FC Premier a week before.

Savannah Hutchins played in both matches and was a crucial piece in FC Premier’s offense. Hutchins, a NC State commit,  only played 60 minutes against MISS KICK FC but contributed to all 3 of FC Premier’s goal in the 3-2 win – scoring one and assisting two others. Hutchins also scored against Beach Futbol Club to help earn FC Premier a point in the 1-1 draw.

Hutchins performance vaulted FC Premier Women into first of the division table and improve to 2-1-2 on the season.


Honorable Mention:
Tanner Ijams, GK, Beach Futbol Club (University of Washington) – 3 votes
Kim Garcia, F, Napa Valley 1839 FC (Cal State Bakersfield) – 2 votes
Sarah Rice, D, Westside Metros FC (University of Arizona – 1 vote



Khyah Harper, Forward, Salvo SC
(University of Minnesota)
16 votes

Salvo SC, 2023 WPSL Finalists, played three matches in Week 5 with only a day off in between each, but that didn’t seem to affect the offensive strength that comes from Khyah Harper. The Minnesota senior recorded over 200 minutes across the three matches and contributed to seven of Salvo’s 11 goals on the week.

The first of the three matches was against (then-ranked) a Top 10 nationally ranked team, Minnesota Thunder. After a scoreless half, Harper put Salvo up 1-0 in the 63’ minute that ended up being the decider in Salvo’s win. In Game 2 against Mankato United Soccer Club, Harper contributed two of Salvo’s three goals in the win and then scored another two goals, while assisting two additional, against Dakota Fusion FC in Game 3 – giving Harper four goals and three assists on the week.


Honorable Mention:
Mo Malone
, D, Sioux Falls City FC (University of Mary) – 2 votes
Ava Amsden, M, Colorado Pride (LSU) – 1 vote
Kayla Budish, F, FC Pride (Purdue University) – 1 vote
Meegan Randall, GK, Rochester United (Olivet Nazarene University) – 1 vote



Savannah Taylor, Defender, UK F.C.
(Adelphi University Grad)
16 votes

Savannah Taylor had a significant influence on both sides of the ball for expansion side UK F.C., which earned its first two wins of the season during Week 5 play.

The center back showed just how impactful defense can be in a match after scoring two of UK’s three goals in its win over Washington Dutch Lions FC – UK’s first win in its inaugural season. Additionally, Taylor scored a 76’ minute game winner against Alexandria Reds in UK’s second match of the week, putting it at third in The District division table.

Taylor didn’t turn her back on defense when making offensive strides and impacted the back line as well.  Going into Week 5, UK F.C. had allowed 14 goals in three matches. In the two matches in Week 5, it only allowed two goals – one per match.


Honorable Mention:
Mikayla Cunningham, F, Classics Elite SA (High School) – 4 votes
Kate Hawley, M, Arlington Soccer (University of Maryland) – 1 vote



Ashley Moon, Defender, Clarkstown Soccer Club
(University of Pittsburgh)
15 votes

Ashley Moon helped Clarkstown Soccer Club win both of its matches in Week 5 to keep it at the top of the Northeastern Conference. The outside back recorded 125 minutes in two matches and helped the team push forward and joined the attack by contributing  to three goals on the week, scoring one and assisting to others.

With the two wins, Clarkstown remains undefeated in 2024 and its defense has only conceded two goals.


Honorable Mention:
Camryn Thompson, F, Rhode Island Rogues – 5 votes
Nikki Bidun, GK, Downtown United Soccer Club (University of Georgia) – 3 votes
Alana Butcher, F, New York Athletic Club (Yale) – 1 vote