Alex Morgan, coming off her second-most prolific goal-scoring year with the national team as her 18 goals helped the U.S. compile an 18-0-2 record and qualify for next year’s Women’s World Cup, was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year for the second time.

“I always use this word when I talk about Alex, but there is just a hunger and a work ethic,” U.S. coach Jill Ellis said during the Tournament of Nations. “She makes things happen. Obviously, she is such a dynamic player to run in behind and cause teams problems that way. I also think [with her] back to pressure, she’s gotten even better at that.

“… I just think she’s taken a big step forward and embraced the responsibility of being a goal scorer on this team. I think we’ve got a pretty potent offense, but I think Alex, she’s locked on. There’s a desire about how she plays.”

Alex Morgan has 98 goals with the U.S women’s national team and needs just two to join Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Michelle Akers, Carli Lloyd and Tiffeny Milbrett as the only women to reach the milestone for the U.S.

Well deserved. 

Check out some pics of Alex below: 

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