Cunningham Named DIII National Player of the Week

Photo by Roger Mastroianni
Photo by Roger Mastroianni

St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 7, 2017 – Washington University in St. Louis junior midfielder Darcy Cunningham was named the United Soccer Coaches Association Division III Women's National Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the organization. 

Cunningham, who was also named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Offensive Athlete of the Week, had a goal and an assist in WashU's 2-1 victory at then-No. 1 ranked University of Chicago Saturday.

She tied the game with a goal from 30 yards out at 67:10, and then assisted on the game-winning tally 41 seconds later. 

"Darcy is a player that has a great soccer IQ and helps her team in many different ways as the game dictates," said WashU head coach Jim Conlon. "She did a great job facilitating a great game in the midfield defending, finishing and distributing.    

Cunningham is third on the team with four goals and eight assists for 16 points, and is fourth in the conference in assists. 

She is the fifth WashU player in the last five years to earn the honor – Amy French, Nov. 5, 2013; Lillie Toaspern, Sept. 23, 2014; Amy French, Nov. 11, 2014; Katie Chandler, Nov. 3, 2015.

No. 5-ranked WashU (15-1-1, 6-1 UAA) hosts Dominican University (Ill.) on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m.