May-Day for glorious starlet

Unheralded midfielder Shannon May has underlined her importance to the Perth Glory Women’s team by taking out the prestigious “Most Glorious Player” award last night.

Unheralded midfielder Shannon May has underlined her importance to the Perth Glory Women-s team by taking out the prestigious “Most Glorious Player” award last night.

May was stunned to receive the award in front of fellow players, coaches, sponsors, family and friends at the team-s end of season awards dinner.

“I-m so surprised to win this award, it really is a shock” said May.

“We have so many world class players in the squad that to win this award is really special and I would like to thank my team mates and the coaching staff.”

May, 18, played in every match for the Glory in the 2009 Westfield W-League season and was tasked with a holding midfield role, a position which saw her come up against some of the country-s best players- each week.

While not enjoying the profile of some of the international players, the diminutive May-s importance to the team cannot be questioned.

“Shannon has been fantastic for our side this season, and I couldn-t think of a more deserving winner” said Glory coach John Gibson.

May holds the honour of being the first ever goal scorer for the Perth Glory Women following a strike in Round 2 against the Central Coast Mariners in the inaugural season and can now add the Most Glorious Player award to her resume.

In the other awards, Washington Freedom recruit Alex Singer was named the Players Player of the Year and Matilda-s striker Katie Gill took the Golden Boot with three goals in only three games following her delayed arrival from Swedish side Sunnana SK in Round 8.

The Glory finished in sixth position, one point outside of a first finals appearance.