Rangers Natalie Ross has been voted by her peers as the Scottish Women’s Premier League Player of the Month for March. The ex-Arsenal starlet, 25, joined Rangers in 2013 and with numerous under 19 and A Squad caps under her belt, it is her aim to lead Rangers to the title in season 2015.
Ross who has scored in Rangers’ last two games was named captain for season 2015 by manager Kevin Murphy, “She covers every blade of grass, a captain not by shouting at her players buy more so by her actions”. He was thrilled with Ross winning the first POTM in season 2015 “I am absolutely delighted for Nats as she thoroughly deserves this accolade. To be voted by your peers proves how well she has performed thus far and how key a player she is for the club. Her energy and enthusiasm for the game and will to win inspires others around her to perform.” Natalie commented on the award “I would like to thank my team mates as I am lucky to play in such a talented squad; they do nothing but help my performance week after week.”
Elsewhere in Scottish Women’s Football, Boroughmuir Thistle midfielder Cailin Michie won Player of the Month for Division 1. The talented 17 year old joined the club, age 9 when it formed. Michie is part of the National Team set up having been capped at U15, U16 and U17 level. She starts in the National Performance Academy this summer.
In Division 2, it was Kemnay goal keeper Megan Ryan who was voted POTM. Megan joined Kemnay as defender in 2010. She converted across to goal keeper in 2014 when our coach ex Scotland player Yvonne Alexander recognised her potential in that position. Under the coaching of Vonnie, she has continually improved week in week out which has led to her player of the month votes. Vonnie said “Megan thoroughly deserves this award as she works extremely hard at training, listens to the advice given and is fearless on the pitch.”