Princeton University's Kristen Ward Notches April 9 Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week Award
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Princeton University goalie Kristen Ward (Sr., Sacramento, Calif./St. Francis) made nine saves in 31:12 of action to key a come-from-behind 10-9 victory over No. 19 Hartwick College to capture the April 9 Women's Varsity Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week award.
After conceding an early 3-1 lead to the Hawks in the first period, she orchestrated the Tigers' defense to prevent Hartwick from controlling the scoreboard in the second half. Down 7-6 entering the third quarter, she had five saves on eight Hawks' shotst on goal over the final two periods of play to pick up the win. The victory kept Princeton perfect at home this year as the No. 14-ranked Tigers finish the season with a 10-0 mark in the Garden State.
The honor marks the eighth of her career as she was previously earned four honors in 2010 (February 22, March 1, March 22, April 12), one in 2011 (February 14) and two in 2012 (February 13, March 5) as the Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week.