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Kerry Eagleston
Kerry Eagleston now holds the record for most save in program history for the Mountaineers and added four in the win over Georgia State last week.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App’s Eagleston Earns Sun Belt Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Honor

App State goalkeeper Kerry Eagleston has been named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week the league announced on Monday.

Eagleston posted four saves in a 1-0 shutout victory over Georgia State on Thursday, accomplishing both individual and team milestones in the process. The shutout was the Mountaineers’ eighth of the season, marking the most single-season shutouts by a team, or individual goalkeeper, in program history. It also marked the 25th shutout of Eagleston’s career, eclipsing the program record for career shutouts.

The victory over the Panthers also vaulted App State to program-best third place regular-season finish in the conference standings, while totaling their most wins in a season since 2018.

A graduate student from Winston-Salem, Eagleston has been a five-year starter for the Mountaineers in goal, and currently stands as the active leader in Division I soccer for career saves (407) and goalkeeper minutes (8,131). Eagleston also broke the App State career saves record in a contest at Coastal Carolina on Sept. 20.

Eagleston concludes regular-season play ranked tied for third in the Sun Belt in shutouts (8), fourth in the conference in saves (55), sixth in save percentage (.797) and seventh in goals-against average (.824).

The award is the second of Eagleston’s career, and the first since Sept. 2021, when she registered 20 saves against Wake Forest and 11 saves against FIU in consecutive contests.

As a result of their win on Thursday, Eagleston and the Mountaineers have earned a bye into the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Tournament, where they will face fifth-seeded James Madison on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Foley, Ala. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+.