Ashlyn Harris has won NWSL goalkeeper of the year after a combined coach, player, media, and fan vote.
While with the Orlando Pride, Harris ended the year with 62 saves and a 1.33 goals against average over 15 games. She was second in saves this season after Nicole Barnhart, who made 83 for FC Kansas City for a 1.00 GAA over 20 games. Harris faced 82 shots on goal for a save percentage of 76%. She missed a chunk of games midseason in order to serve as an alternate GK on the US women’s national team during the Olympics.
The Orlando Pride went 6-13-1 this season with 20 goals for and 30 goals against, though as usual numbers alone don’t tell the whole tale. This was their first year in the league as its newest expansion team and, like many first-year teams, struggled to put together a cohesive product on the field, despite a fairly good roster that counted players like Alex Morgan, Josee Belanger, Stephanie Catley, Becky Edwards, and Jasmyne Spencer among its ranks.
Voting is done in two rounds. In the preliminary round, owners, GMs, coaches, players, and the media vote on the finalists. Then fans join voting for individual winners.
Preliminary Round: Owners/GMs/Coaches (25%), Media (25%) and Players (50%)
Final Round: Fans (20%), Owners/GMs/Coaches (20%), Media (20%) and Players (40%)