England and Manchester United’s goalkeeper, Mary Earps has been named the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the year.
The goalie was a major backbone for England during their campaign at the Women’s World Cup and she helped her team to the final where she won the Golden Glove Award.
Throughout the competition, they secured three clean sheets and allowed only four goals in seven matches.
Earps played every minute for Sarina Wiegman’s team during the tournament.
She also saved a penalty during the finals of their match against Spain, and although Spain won, she still went down as one of the best.
“I’m very honored…it’s amazing to have so many incredible people in the room, we are all trying to create change and empower women. I’m just trying to change the world a bit on the side when I’ve got time!” she said after winning the award.
“Mary Earps’ performance at the 2023 Football World Cup cemented her spot as one of the game’s greatest goalkeepers. She and the rest of the Lionesses showed determination, skill, and resilience to reach the finals and will continue to inspire many young girls for years to come,” said Sunday Times editor Ben Taylor.
The Manchester United goalie finished ahead of English cricketer Tammy Beaumont, seven-time Paralympic gold winner Hannah Cockroft, and two-time global heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson.