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University of Washington's Shelby Smith Takes January 28 Women's Collegiate Club Northwest D

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BRIDGEPORT, PA. — Goalie Shelby Smith (Fr., San Diego, Calif.) made 38 saves with nine steals and two assists during a 2-1 weekend against collegiate club competition for the University of Washington at the 2019 University of California-Davis Invitational to garner accolades as the January 28 Women’s Collegiate Club Northwest Division Player of the Week.

She posted 10 saves in a 10-2 loss to the host Aggies “A” team prior to notching nine saves with an assist and two steals in a 7-5 defeat of the University of California-Santa Barbara. She tacked on 11 saves with an assist and three steals in an 11-8 victory over Fresno State University prior to tallying eight saves and four steals in a 16-3 loss to the Los Altos Peacocks.

You can view the original story from the CWPA here.

"We couldn't be more proud of Shelby," said assistant head coach, Gregory Mercer. "To show up as a freshman in your first collegiate tournament as a goalie, especially somewhere as tough as the Davis Winter Invitational, and perform above and beyond, says a lot about her work ethic and character. Never mind she's only been a goalie for three months!"

The Huskies are now preparing for the start of Northwest Division play as both the Senior and Development teams head to Corvallis, Oregon, February 15th, for the first CWPA tournament of the season.

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