BRIDGEPORT, PA -- Sierra Anderson (So., Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) of the University of Washington registered 32 saves, 12 steals and two assists in leading the Huskies to the 2016 Women's National Collegiate Club Northwest Division Championship. For her performance, Anderson claims the April 18 Northwest Division Player of the Week award.
Playing at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., she helped the Huskies down the University of Oregon "B" (10-3 W) and Portland State University (7-3 W) prior to making 15 saves in a 7-6 victory over the University of Oregon "A" for the Northwest Division Championship title.
She finished the weekend one-for-one in stopping five-meter penalty shots and anchored a Washington defense which did not allow a man-up strike all weekend.
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"Sierra was outstanding all weekend long, but was just absolutely phenomenal in the championship game," stated Assistant Head Coach, Gregory Mercer.
"To remain calm under the intense pressure, and stay focused the entire time to save us over and over again, thats shows her character and talent through and through. Very proud of her and very proud of this team's defense."
Co-captain Danielle Flanagan added, "This season I have watched Sierra grow into a confident goalie. The team can always count on her to make up for any gaps in our defense. She had several incredible saves this weekend and truly is a cornerstone of our team."
This marks the third time in the season that a University of Washington player has won the Northwest Division Player of the Week award. On March 7, Mary-Elizabeth Ward (#6 San Rafael, CA) won the honor, as well as Danielle Flanagan (#4, Menlo Park, CA) on February 29.
With their performance this past weekend, the Huskies have secured a trip to the CWPA National Club Championships on March 6-8th in Santa Cruz, California hosted by the University of California, Santa Cruz. This will be the Huskies first time at the championships since 2003. They will hold the #8 seed and square off against the #9 University of Virginia in their first round match on March 6th at 5:10pm.