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#1 Kristen Ward
Position: Goalie
Year: Senior
City/State: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: St. Francis
Major: Politics

2012: All-South Second Team goalie and Eastern Championship All-Tournament Second Team ... Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week six times (Feb. 14, Mar. 6, Apr. 11, Apr. 17, May 1, May 18) ...  co-captain ... started all 26 games played in ... had a 23-6 record over 917:27 minutes in the cage ... made 274 saves, 16 assists and nine steals ... had a .565 saves percentage ... opened year with a nine-game winning streak ... made 10 or more saves in 16 games ... opened the year with back-to-back 12 save games versus Harvard (Feb. 11) and Mercyhurst (Feb. 11) ...made 11 saves and allowed only one goal against versus Wagner (Feb. 26) ... made 13 saves versus Harvard (Mar. 3) ... tallied 12 saves versus San Jose State (Mar. 3) ... matched a career-best with 16 saves in 7-6 overtime win versus UC San Diego (Mar. 17) ... tallied 10 saves versus Pacific (Mar. 18) ... made 12 saves at Maryland (Mar. 31) ... tallied 12 saves versus Bucknell (Apr. 14) ... made 13 saves versus Brown (Apr. 15) ... recorded 12 saves versus Harvard (Apr. 27) ... tallied 14 saves in Eastern Championship game to help lift Tigers to NCAA Championship berth (Apr. 29).

2011: Ward was the second-team All-Southern goalkeeper for the second straight season and earned her third All-Southern honors as a junior for the Tigers. Ward was 13-10 in goal and made 198 saves, recording a .574 save percentage, her highest in three seasons with the Tigers. Ward earned one Defensive Player of the Week Award and is a captain elect for the 2012 season. Ward made 10 or more saves in 11 games during the season and her season-high of 16 came in an overtime loss to Maryland at Easterns. Eight of those games occurred in the final 11 games of the season. That 16-save total is tied for the fourth-highest single-game total in program history. Ward also had two 13-save outings in a win over UC San Diego and a loss to San Jose State. Ward held GW and Brown to single goals in starts early in the season. Ward added eight assists and 15 steals from her position. She had two assists in a win over Sonoma State and made three steals in the Long Beach State loss.

2010: Ward earned second-team All-Southern honors in her sophomore campaign as she posted an 18-9 record in 27 starts in the Princeton goal. Ward was a three-time Southern Defensive Player of the Week winner and made 241 saves with a .553 save percentage. Ward made 10 or more saves on 13 occasions, including a season-high of 14 in a win over Iona during the ECAC Championship weekend. She also made 13 saves in a win over Harvard at the Elite Eight Invitational and a Southern win at George Washington. Ward stopped a combined 21 shots in two games to win her first weekly nod and a week later stopped 34 shots in three games at ECACs to claim her second weekly honor. Ward's third weekly award came as Princeton took three league contests and she combined for 23 saves in two of the games. Ward also added 16 assists and 25 steals from her position, notching five steals in a win over Brown and four in a loss to San Diego State.

2009: Ward was the first-team All-Southern goalkeeper following her freshman season at Princeton. Ward was 8-10 with a .559 save percentage in 22 appearances in the Tiger cage. Ward made 186 saves during the season. Her season high of 16 came in a win over Bucknell at Easterns. Ward made 10 or more saves in nine games. She made 14 saves in a win oveer Harvard, and 13 in a wins over Wagner and Bucknell.

Before Princeton

Ward was a four-year varsity letterwinner at St. Francis where she served as the starting goalie for a team that won its high school section twice and was the runner-up last season. Ward served as a team captain as a senior and holds her school’s record for career saves and saves in a season.

Career Stats

Season GP Minutes Record GA
Saves Save %
Assists
Steals
2009 22 - 8-10 147 186 .559 4 26
2010 27 760:22 18-9 195 241 .553 16 26
2011 24 443:41 13-10 145 198 .574 8 15
2012 26 917:27 23-6 201 274 .565 16 9
Career 99 2121:30 62-35 699 899 .563 44 76


 Career Highs
 Saves
 16, 3x MR vs. UC San Diego (3/17/12)
 Assists  2, 8x MR vs. Iona (5/12/12)
 Steals
 5, vs. Brown (3/7/10)

Awards & Honors

- second-team All-Southern (2010, 2011, 2012)
- first-team All-Southern (2009)
- second-team Eastern Championship All-Tournament Team
- Southern Defensive Player of the Week (2/22/10, 3/1/10, 4/13/10, 2/15/11, 2/14/12, 3/6/12,    
  4/11/12, 4/17/12, 5/1/12, 5/18/12)

 

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