Western Springs forward Sofia Garcia has won the Golden Boot for this year’s Women’s National League.
Garcia (25) averaged a goal a game, scoring nine times in the nine-round competition.
Main photo: Sofia Garcia … led the Western Springs attack with success. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Last season, Garcia scored 11 goals but finished only fifth in the rush for the 2022 Golden Boot, won by Eastern Suburbs’ Tayla O’Brien with 17 goals.
Garcia claimed the 2023 award, a goal ahead of New Zealand U-20 international Charlotte Lancaster, who scored eight for Eastern Suburbs, and Kaley Ward who found the net eight times for CF Waterside Karori.
The Golden Boot excludes any goals scored in Sunday’s Grand Final between Auckland United and Southern United at Auckland’s Go Media Stadium Mt Smart.
Meanwhile, the Golden Boot for the Men’s National League has been shared by Cashmere Technical’s Garbhan Coughlan and Gianni Bouzouki for the second year in a row.
Women’s Golden Boot table
Sofia Garcia (Western Springs) — 9
Charlotte Lancaster (Eastern Suburbs) — 8
Kaley Ward (CF Waterside Karori) — 8
Amy Hislop (Southern United) — 7
Pepi Olliver-Bell (CF Wellington United) — 7
Lara Colpi (Western Springs) — 6
Ella McCann (Wellington Phoenix) — 6