Princeton University's Kristen Ward Named February 14 Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week

Princeton University's Kristen Ward Named February 14 Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week
Kristen Ward

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Princeton University goalie Kristen Ward (Jr., Sacramento, Calif./St. Francis) made 26 saves in four games to lead the Tigers to a 3-1 record at the Princeton Invitational and earn the February 14 Women's Varsity Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week award.

She allowed a goal in each of her first two starts in the tournament defeating George Washington University (9-4 W) and Brown University (12-1 W).  Against the Colonials of George Washington, she posted five saves with a steal in 16 minutes of action in a season-opening victory.  Facing the Bears of Brown, she tacked on seven saves with a steal in 26:35 for the No. 18-ranked Princeton Tigers.

Ward concluded the weekend by contributing eight saves with 10 goals against, an assist and a steal in 39 minutes against Colorado State University (11-10 W OT SD), before racking up six saves and six goals against in 32 minutes versus No. 19 University of the Pacific (6-4 L).


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