York9 FC goalkeeper Natahn Ingham (29) makes a save against A.S. Blainville during the Canadian Championship soccer match at York Lions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports for CPL
Y9 bringing back goalkeeper of the year candidate Ingham in 2020
It’s not difficult to understand why the Nine Stripes decided to lock up Ingham when you examine his 2019 season.
Ingham, 26, was a key starter for York9 during its inaugural CPL campaign, playing a major role in helping the club finish third in the overall league standings.
He carried the bulk of the goalkeeping duties for York, starting 26 of the team’s 28 regular season matches. He also started all six of Y9’s Canadian Championship matches, as the club bowed out to the Montreal Impact in the quarter-finals.
Ingham recorded six clean sheets and made league-high 89 saves. In total, he saw 2,880 minutes of playing time across all competitions
He was recognized for his stellar play in 2019 when he was named a finalist for the Golden Glove award, which goes to the CPL’s best goalkeeper. Ingham is up against Cavalry FC’s Marco Carducci and Connor James of FC Edmonton for the honour, which will be handed out on Nov. 26 during a special awards ceremony in Toronto.
The club also added two players at the CPL-U SPORTS Draft with the selections of Carleton University striker Stefan Karajovanovic (fifth overall) and Cape Breton midfielder Isaiah Johnston (10th overall).