Fyfe and Marzano claim top NPL honours

Redlands United player-coach Graham Fyfe and The Gap’s Gabe Marzano have capped off outstanding seasons with recognition as the NPL Queensland Senior Men’s and Women’s Most Valuable Players.

Fyfe also claimed the Men’s Golden Boot with a return of 18 goals.

The Most Valuable player award is determined by referees who allocate a 3-2-1 points system at the conclusion of each fixture throughout the regular season.

Fyfe’s Redlands United teammate Brendan White, 23, was also recognised as the outstanding goalkeeper in 2015 – winning the Safe Hands Award after accumulating a league-best six clean sheets through the home-and-away season. That honour in the women’s competition went to Palm Beach’s Bianca Warrener with eight clean sheets.

Palm Beach players cleaned up in the women’s accolades. Kiri Dale was recognised as the Women’s Young Player of the Year after accumulating the most MVP points by a player under 20 years of age through the season. Dale made 19 appearances for Sharks and scored twice prior to accepting an opportunity in the United States at Iona College in New York.

Her teammate Deeanna Thompson secured the Women’s Golden Boot award for her outstanding return of 32 goals in 19 regular season appearances.

While in the men’s competition, 17-year-old Brisbane Roar Youth striker Nick D’Agostino is the recipient of the Young Player of the Year honour.

The players will be recognised at this weekend’s Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United A-League match.