U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe achieved personal glory as the World Cup’s top scorer and best player following her team’s championship win on Sunday.
As she scored on a penalty kick in the face-off against the Netherlands, the co-captain became the second American to be awarded the Golden Boot for most goals during the month-long series of games.
Rapinoe was also presented with the Golden Ball, recognizing her as the tournament’s best player.
The 2-0 win at the Stade de Lyon in France earned the team its fourth World Cup title ― and its second in a row.
Seven minutes after Rapinoe’s goal ― her sixth overall ― broke a scoreless tie in the championship, teammate Rose Lavelle scored the second U.S. goal. Lavele ended the tournament with a total of three goals.
U.S. player Alex Morgan and England’s Ellen White also each scored six goals in the tournament but a tiebreaker gave the award to Rapinoe, as she also was credited with three assists and played for less time than the other two.