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USWNT star Macario and NXGN winner Dumornay nominated for Ligue 1 awards

3:11 AM GMT+8 04/05/2022
Catarina Macario Lyon 2021-22
The two young players are emerging as the next stars of French football

U.S. women's national team star Catarina Macario is among the nominees for UNFP Player of the Season trophy, which is given to the top player in the Division 1 Femenine.

Macario has starred for Lyon this season, which marks her second for the club since joining from Stanford University.

The 22-year-old attacker has scored 21 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions in 2021/22, with 13 of those coming in the French league which OL are on track to win, sitting five points clear of Paris Saint-Germain with two games remaining.

Who is nominated for the award?

Macario is joined by Kadidiatou Diani, last season's winner, who has continued to shine for PSG.

Fellow PSG stars Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Grace Geyoro are also among the nominees, the former currently the league's top-scorer with 17 goals. She looks set to win her third Golden Boot this year at just 23 years old.

Paris FC's Clara Mateo completes the nominees, having had a stand-out season for the club that will join Lyon and PSG in qualifying for the Women's Champions League.

NXGN star up for Young Player award

Melchie Dumornay, GOAL's 2022 NXGN winner, is also nominated for an award as the Haitian starlet could bring home a trophy of her own.

The Stade de Reims midfielder is nominated for Young Player of the Year, an award that has won by players from PSG on each of the last three occasions it was given.

She is joined by two of her Reims team-mates, Kessya Bussy and Naomie Feller, with the club's fantastic ability to scout and sign some of the best young prospects in the game underlined here.

Also nominated are Laurina Fazer, PSG's 18-year-old midfielder who started both legs of the club's UWCL semi-final defeat to Lyon, and Paris FC's Louna Ribadeira, scorer of four league goals this year.

Winners of all awards will be revealed on May 15.

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