Mori picks up award

Damian Mori has capped a memorable few days by adding the NSL Player?s Player of the Year award ? the Warren Medal ? to the NSL Championship Medal he won on Sunday.

Damian Mori has capped a memorable few days by adding the NSL Player?s Player of the Year award ? the Warren Medal ? to the NSL Championship Medal he picked up on Sunday.

Perth Glory striker Mori, who also took out the NSL Top Goalscorer award for the sixth time, scored his side?s second goal as Glory downed Olympic Sharks 2-0 at Subiaco Oval in the NSL decider.

He also won the Player?s Player of the Year award playing for Adelaide in the 1995/96 season.

Mori was one of five players nominated, and claimed the award ahead of Joel Griffiths of Newcastle United, Ante Milicic and Tom Pondeljak of the Sharks and last year?s winner, Brisbane?s Fernando Rech.

The NSL Under 21 Player of the Year award ? the Papasavas Medal ? went to Marconi?s exciting young striker Alex Brosque.

In the coaching ranks, the newly named Eddie Thomson NSL Coach of the Year award went to first-year coach Lawrie McKinna of Northern Spirit.

McKinna impressed in guiding his team to the NSL Championship Final series thanks to a sixth-place finish in the regular season, and he took the award ahead of the other nominees, Mich D'Avray of Perth Glory and Zoran Matic of Adelaide City Force.

Clint Bolton of the Olympic Sharks was named NSL Goalkeeper of the Year, with Mark Shield Lotto Referee of the Year for the second year running and Kevin Humphreys the Lotto Assistant Referee of the Year.

Full results:

NSL PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - WARREN MEDAL
DAMIAN MORI - Perth Glory, 130 votes
TOM PONDELJAK - Olympic Sharks, 96 votes
ANTE MILICIC - Olympic Sharks, 75 votes
JOEL GRIFFITHS - Newcastle United, 74 votes
FERNANDO RECH - Brisbane Strikers, 73 votes

NSL UNDER 21 PLAYER OF THE YEAR - 'PAPASAVAS MEDAL'
ALEX BROSQUE - Marconi Stallions, 379 votes
DAVID TARKA - Perth Glory, 172 votes
FRANCO PARISI - Olympic Sharks, 92 votes

NSL GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
CLINT BOLTON - Olympic Sharks, 332 votes
JASON PETKOVIC - Perth Glory, 269 votes
DANIEL BELTRAME - Newcastle United, 155 votes

NSL TOP GOALSCORER
DAMIAN MORI - Perth Glory

EDDIE THOMSON NSL COACH OF THE YEAR
LAWRIE MCKINNA - Northern Spirit, 19 votes
MICH D'AVRAY - Perth Glory, 16 votes
ZORAN MATIC - Adelaide City Force, 12 votes

LOTTO REFEREE OF THE YEAR
MARK SHIELD - QLD

LOTTO ASSISTANT REFEREE OF THE YEAR
KEVIN HUMPHREYS - NSW

NSL CHAMPIONS
PERTH GLORY

NSL PREMIERS
OLYMPIC SHARKS

FAIR PLAY AWARD
NEWCASTLE UNITED

NORTHERN DIVISION YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JOHN MAJUROVSKI - Wollongong Wolves

SOUTHERN DIVISION YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MARINO GASPARIS - Bulleen Zebras

WOMEN'S SOCCER AUSTRALIA
'JULIE DOLAN MEDAL' - WNSL PLAYER OF THE SEASON
LISA DE VANNA - ADELAIDE SENSATION 35 pts
and HEATHER GARRIOCK - QUEENSLAND STING 35 pts
TAL KARP - CANBERRA ECLIPSE 29

WNSL RISING STAR
ERIN HUNTER - NORTHERN NSW PRIDE

WNSL HIGHEST GOALSCORER
LISA DE VANNA - ADELAIDE SENSATION

WNSL CHAMPIONS
QUEENSLAND STING

WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JOANNE PETERS
Source: Sportal