CHICAGO – Goalkeeper Jaelyn Cunningham earned two Women’s Premier Soccer League honors for the 2019 season after having a standout season for the Red Stars Reserves. The second-year player was named the Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year and won the East Region’s Golden Glove Award.
Cunningham was one of three goalkeepers featured this season for the Reserves but was the only one to earn minutes in every game. Out of the 31 saves made by the Red Stars goalkeepers this season, Cunningham led the team with 15 and helped a dominant backline allow a mere seven goals in fifteen games played. She allowed a staggering 0.19 goals per game while stopping 93% of the shots she faced. Out of the ten games the Reserves played, Cunningham kept a clean sheet in six matches.
Cunningham and the Reserves team had another successful season and continue to be a top team in the WPSL. The Red Stars outscored their opponents 46-7 en route to an 8-1-1 record and a first-place finish in the Midwest Conference before falling to Motor City FC in the East Regional Championship.