Football star Sam Kerr lavished praise on her teammates after beating a star-studded field to win the major award at Wednesday's Women in Sport awards in Sydney.
Forward Kerr, won a category which also included Olympic 4X100m freestyle relay gold medallist Emma McKeon and world champions in athlete Sally Pearson, moguls skier Britt Cox, high diver Rhiannan Iffland and, para-athlete Isis Holt.
"I'm very grateful that I'm part of such a great team as the Matildas," Kerr said after accepting the award.
"I couldn't ask for a better team to be part of."
The Matildas were also recognised, winning the A-Team award, following a strong mid-year effort in which they won the prestigious Tournament of Nations, and a home series against Brazil.
They took the gong ahead of another national team, the Stingers' water polo side and three domestic competition champions in Sunshine Coast Lightning (Super Netball), Sydney Sixers (WBBL) and Adelaide Crows (AFLW).
It was also a good night for Australian rules football.
The Moment of the Year award went to the inaugural AFLW game played between Carlton and Collingwood, while Daisy Pearce was named Leadership Legend.
Dr Susan Aliberti, so closely associated with the Western Bulldogs, was named a Person of Sporting influence.
Cricket also got a nod with Australia T20 World Cup squad member Ashleigh Gardner winning the One to Watch, award for up and coming stars.
Olympic track legend Betty Cuthbert was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame - Betty Cuthbert, Athletics,
Sportswoman of the year - Samantha Kerr - Football
Moment of the Year - AFL Inaugural game Carlton-Collingwood
Team of the year - Matildas - Football
Person of sporting influence - Dr Susan Aliberti
Local sporting champion - Mariella Teuira
Leadership legend - Daisy Pearce AFLW
One to watch - Ashleigh Gardner - Cricket
Australia Federal Government award for outstanding woman in sport - Britt Cox - Moguls skiing.