Christine Sinclair gets top soccer award, too

Canada's Christine Sinclair (R) celebrates with her team mate Jonelle Filigno after scoring a goal...

Canada's Christine Sinclair (R) celebrates with her team mate Jonelle Filigno after scoring a goal against South Africa during their women's Group F football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the City of Coventry Stadium July 28, 2012. (REUTERS)

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A day after winning the Lou Marsh Award as Canada's top athlete for 2012, Christine Sinclair was named the female player of the year by the Canadian Soccer Association.

It was the 10th time in her career (and ninth in a row) that Sinclair has won the award. She's been with the Canadian women's team for 13 years and led it in scoring 12 times.

Sinclair, who broke her own record for most international goals in a year, scored 23 times in 22 games and helped Canada to the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. She also won the Golden Boot at the Olympics after leading the tournament in goals, with six.

Sinclair finished first in voting by Canadian media and coaches, beating out Canadian teammates Diana Matheson and Desiree Scott.

The male player of the year will be announced Wednesday.


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