The ADO ladies players of the season was announced at a party that was held at beach bar Gotcha on Kijkduin beach for the players, staff and volunteers who have all played a part with ADO’s success last season.
The winner is ADO ladies super keeper Barbara Lorsheyd. The trophy was presented by the award sponsor Billy Allwood, owner of The Hagueonline.com
All those who watch ADO ladies on a regular basis are all still amazed that this super talented player still is not in the Dutch national squad. We have not seen anybody better. She is a great shot stopper and commands her defence with aggression. Her agility and decision making are outstanding and she never shows fear when going down amongst the flying boots of strikers.
Barbara said later “I did not expect this at all, it is a real surprise. It is a nice feeling knowing that it was the supporters that voted for this award. I really want to thank them all for voting for me, but not just for that, I want to thank them for supporting the team at the games, it is important to us.”
The subject of whether it was for her or for the whole defence that she was recognized as the top player. “If you look what we have achieved this season its not only the defence that gets a lot of credit from me but the whole team! We have been there for each other and sometimes you have to do more for another, but for that you are a team.”
The Dutch team was mentioned and she was coy with her answer. “I can say nothing about that! I can only say that I would really like it, and for that I have to show what I can on the field every game.”
Hopefully soon she will get the recognition her ability deserves and get that call up to Oranje.
Photo of Barbara and Billy courtesy of Ton Beije