Hannah Keane will continue to score goals for Western United after signing a contract extension to keep her in the Liberty A-League Women for next season.
The American attacker has been a star in her first season in the competition, hitting 10 goals in 13 matches and leading the golden boot race.
Having acclimatised perfectly to her surroundings in the West, Keane said she is delighted to have signed on and is looking forward to continuing to strive for success.
“I’m really pleased. I’ve been really happy here, the Club has been so welcoming. It’s a great culture and I think I have a lot more invested in it being here from the beginning,” she said.
“We can always do better and I just want to be involved in it, and I’m grateful the Club wanted me too.”
Keane added that her feeling of comfort at Western United has been significantly helped by the fans and the relationship that she has built with the supporter base.
“I feel like that’s a really special relationship, and I really want to bring more moments where we can celebrate together and be happy,” she said.
Western United General Manager of Football Mal Impiombato said that Keane’s on-field ability and her contribution to the team culture made her an essential player to re-sign.
“We are delighted to be able to keep hold of Hannah Keane, the competition’s top goal scorer, for the next Liberty A-League season,” he said.
“Away from just her quality on the pitch, Hannah has played a significant role in developing the culture of our inaugural women’s program and we look forward to her continual efforts in representing our Club over the course of next season.”
Keane joined United with a plethora of experience from the United States college system and throughout Europe, having played in the UEFA Women’s Champions League with Portuguese side Braga.
The 29-year-old has carried that experience and quality with her into the Liberty A-League, dominating opposition defences with her quality and athleticism on the ball as well as her intelligence off it.
For now, Keane will be solely focused on the remainder of the current season with Western United, one which has the Green and Black on top of the league with five games remaining.