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Hailey repeats as NISL Golden Glove goalkeeper award winner

The National Indoor Soccer League is announcing its annual league awards on its website over the next several days and began this week with the naming of Memphis Americans’ goalkeeper Angel Hailey as the league’s Goalkeeper of the Year award, or Golden Glove winner in the women’s division, as the league calls it.  

Hailey, a Southaven native has won the award in the two seasons the NISL has been in existence.  

According to the league news release, “Her strong, consistent play in goal is one of the key reasons her team was able to win the league championship and remain the only women’s division team to hold that title.”

Hailey earned 10 wins for a .769 win percentage this season for the Americans, which last weekend won its second division championship.  Her .786 save percentage was good for second-best in the league. She also faced the second-highest shots against number and played the second-most minutes in the league for goalkeepers in the women’s division. 

The 34 goals scored against the Memphis women were the lowest team total in the league this year. Hailey started every game the Americans played this season and was a key factor in Memphis achieving the highest goal differential (+28) in the league for 2023. 

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