We’re a couple days late on this one, but on the same day they honored Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo with a lifetime achievement award of sorts, the Italian Footballers’ Association bestowed another honor on one of the newest faces to wear a Roma shirt, Annamaria Serturini, Roma’s diminutive yet incredibly dynamic 20-year-old forward.
If you’ve been following the women’s team during their inaugural season, you’ve no doubt noticed Serturini’s stellar play on the wings. While she doesn’t quite have the stature or ferocity of her fellow forwards Agnese Bonfantini and Martina Piemonte, Serturini may be the best of the bunch, and thanks to her torrid November, she’s been named the player of the month, an honor she shares on the opposite side of the aisle with Gervinho (who knew?).
To say Serturini was instrumental in Roma’s turn around last month would be a massive understatement. Roma went a perfect three-for-three in November, blowing the competition out of the water by a margin of 12 to 1, and with Serturini scoring a full third of those goals, it’s safe to say that, at least for November, as Serturini goes so goes Roma.
Serturini’s prolific month was good enough to make her (at the time) the league’s third leading scorer, and the chemistry she has developed with Bonfantini, Piemonte and Giada Greggi has been instrumental to the club’s turnaround.
I’m not sure how Roma will manage the transfer game on the women’s side, but they are spoiled for young talent and seem poised to do big, big things in the near future, and when that day comes, you can rest assured Annamaria Serturini will be in the thick of it.