Jamie Cunningham

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Jamie Cunningham
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Personal information
Full name Jamie Cunningham
Date of birth (1987-09-03) September 3, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Puerto Rico Islanders
Number 25
Youth career
2006–2010 Fort Lewis Skyhawks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 El Paso Patriots 7 (0)
2009 Austin Aztex U23 12 (3)
2010 Victoria Highlanders 11 (1)
2011– Puerto Rico Islanders 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 16, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jamie Cunningham (born September 3, 1987 in Scottsdale, Arizona) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Puerto Rico Islanders in the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Cunningham attended Pinnacle High School, before going on to play four years of college soccer at Fort Lewis College. After redshirting his rookie season in 2006, he played in 19 games in 2007, and went on to establishi himself as a key member of the Skyhawks defence. He was a Second team Daktronics All-American and a Daktronics All-Central Region first team selection as a junior in 2009, and was named to the RMAC All-Tournament Team in each of his years. Following his senior year in 2010 Cunningham won the Don Whalen Award as Fort Lewis's outstanding senior male athlete, was a Daktronics All-America honorable mention, was named to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Central Region first team and the Daktronics All-Central Region first team. He finished his college career with 17 goals and 5 assists in 83 games.

During his college years Cunningham also played in the USL Premier Development League for the El Paso Patriots,[1] Austin Aztex U23[2] and Victoria Highlanders.[3]

Professional[edit]

Cunningham turned professional in 2011 when he signed a contract to play for the Puerto Rico Islanders of the North American Soccer League. He made his professional debut on April 29, 2011 in a game against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and scored his first professional goal in a 2011 CFU Club Championship game against Surinamese club Walking Bout Company on May 7, 2011.[4]

Puerto Rico announced on December 27, 2011 that Cunningham would return for the 2012 season.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "News | Puerto Rico Islanders". Prislandersfc.com. May 9, 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Islanders Pick up Options on Two Players | North American Soccer League". Nasl.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 

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