Torcaso, Keane and Beall up for January Liberty A-League awards

Mark Torcaso Hannah Keane Hillary Beall Western United

Mark Torcaso, Hannah Keane and Hillary Beall have been recognised for their outstanding performances with nominations for Liberty A-League awards.

Torcaso is in the running to win his third straight Liberty A-League Coach of the Month honour having already claimed the award in November and December.

VOTE NOW for Mark Torcaso to win the January Liberty Coach of the Month

The Western United boss led the Green and Black to another superb month to kick off 2023, with five wins in the six matches in January.

It began on New Year’s Day with a brilliant comeback victory against Perth Glory which saw Chloe Logarzo make an impact off the bench.

United backed up the following week with a gritty 1-0 win over Wellington Phoenix before arguably its best win of the season so far, a 2-0 triumph against fellow Premiership challenger Sydney FC.

Those three wins took United to a perfect seven wins from seven and, despite a first defeat against Western Sydney Wanderers, the Green and Black added two more wins to end the month.

After defeating Brisbane Roar 2-0 at the Club’s first ever double header, United put five past Canberra United to close January with the team’s biggest win of the season so far.

Keane and Beall were not only two of United’s key players through that run, but emerged as leading players in the league with a string of superb performances.

In the six game stretch, Keane plundered seven goals including two braces in the wins over Sydney and Canberra.

The No.9’s form has taken her to the top of the golden boot standings with nine goals for the season as she continues to be one of the competition’s deadliest strikers.

VOTE NOW for Hannah Keane or Hillary Beall for the January Liberty Player of the Month

Having kept one clean sheet up to the start of January, Beall enjoyed a dominant month with four clean sheets in the six games.

The American stopper now sits level with Melbourne City’s Melissa Barbieri at the top of the league with five clean sheets on the season.

Beall’s leadership from the back has also been instrumental throughout United’s season so far, seeing her wear the captain’s armband throughout January.

Vote now for Mark and for Hannah or Hillary to win. Voting closes at midnight on Thursday 9 February.