5  Bri Cunningham
Bri Cunningham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tryon, N.C.

High School:
Polk County HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
F


2009: Concluded a strong career at Western Carolina with two goals ... Recorded the game winner against Davidson on Sept. 25 .... Scored a goal in the 3-3 tie at Chattanooga on Oct. 4 ... Had eight shots on goal in 18 attempts for a shot-on-goal percentage of .444 ... Notched a season-high three shots at Wofford on Oct. 25 ... Notched an assist in the 1-0 win over Georgia Southern on Sept. 27 ... Played in 69 career games, finished tied for sixth with 14 career goals with Felicia Wilson (2000-03) and Kelly Barker (1999-02) ... Finished tied for 9th with four career game-winners, along with Natasha Moore (2002-05), Kelly Barker (1999-02) and Shannon Fowkes (2006-2009).

2008: Started 12 of the 23 matches she appeared in as a junior, including starting the final ten matches of the season ... Scored a career-high five goals, tying for the team lead in points (13), goals(5) and assists(3) ... Scored two goals against rival Appalachian State including the game-winner in the regular season finale, a 3-2 victory for the Catamounts (10/30) ... Led the team with 33 shots, 18 of which were on goal for a .545 shots-on-goal percentage.

2007: Started five of the 17 games she appeared in as a sophomore... Tied for the team lead with nine points on the season ... Scored a team-high four goals overall, including two in one game in the 4-0 win over Northern Colorado ... Also found the back of the net in the games against Georgia Southern and Wofford ... Took 21 shots, 13 of which were on goal for a .619 shots-on-goal percentage, second-best on the team...Named to the 2007 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference Team.

2006: Played in 12 matches and started four ... Scored her first career goal as a Catamount in the 4-2 victory over Sam Houston State; Cunningham went on to score two goals in the match ... Scored a total of three goals in the season and had six points ... Had a total of eight shots on goal for the season ... Notched one game-winning goal.

High School: Was a four-time, all-conference selection ... Set a school record for goals in a single-season (39) en route to being named first team All-WNC and Western Highlands Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... Earned all-region and all-state accolades from the NCSCA ... Lost to eventual NCHSAA 1-A champion, Wilkes County, in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs in her final season ...Garnered conference Player of the Year honors as a sophomore and all-region accolades during her junior campaign ... Tabbed as her team's offensive player of the year each season in high school ... In addition to soccer, also played basketball as a prep, setting school records for points, steals, and assists.

Club: Was a part of winning five, North Carolina State Championships during club soccer career.

Personal: Full name is Briana Leigh Cunningham, but prefers to be called Bri ... Daughter of Rick and Caryn Cunningham ... Has three siblings; Erin and Brendan, and Kerry - the latter of which is a red-shirt freshman on the squad ... Her eldest sibling, Erin, held the Polk County HS record for career goals with 108.

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