women’s water polo goalie Kristen Ward has been named the CWPA Southern
Division Defensive Player of the Week announced Tuesday, as she was a key
contributor in helping the No. 20 Tigers go a perfect 4-0 at the Princeton
Invitational to open the 2012 season.
Ward started three games over the weekend, seeing 77:05 minutes of action. Over that span, Ward tallied 26
saves, two steals and an assist, while only allowing 10 goals. In the cage on
Feb. 12 versus Colorado State, a squad who received votes towards a national
ranking entering the weekend, she tallied 12 saves, including four in the
fourth quarter, to help secure Princeton’s 6-5 win over the Rams.
nationally-ranked Tigers next head to Lewisburg, Pa. to participate in the two-day
four-game Bucknell Invitational from Feb. 18-19. Princeton will face Gannon,
Marist, Siena and Wagner in their first road trip of the young season.
Player of the Week: Aisha Price
Rookie of the
Meagan Moreland (George Washington)
of the Week: Kristen Ward (Princeton University)