BRIDGEPORT, PA. — Mary Elizabeth Ward (Sr., San Rafael, Calif./Marin Catholic) of the University of Washington posted 10 goals, 8 assists, 9 steals, 2 ejections drawn and a field block to help the Huskies claim the 2019 Northwest Division Championship. For her performance, she earns laurels as the April 15 Women’s Collegiate Club Northwest Division Player of the Week.
Competing at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., she helped the Huskies top Oregon State University “B” (20-0 W), Portland State University (25-1 W) and the University of Oregon “A” (6-5 W) as the team punched its ticket to the 2019 Women’s National Collegiate Club Championship at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., on Friday-Sunday, May 3-5.
She scored four times versus Oregon State “B” and five times against Portland State prior to adding one marker in the title game victory over Oregon “A”.
"It's incredible that four years have already passed since MEW first joined us," says head coach Rudy Ramirez. "But her skill, leadership and dedication are second to none. Her leadership along with our other two captains got us through what turned out to be a surprisingly tough game against Oregon and was the difference maker between us sitting at home, or going to Notre Dame to compete for the national championship."
The 2019 Women’s National Collegiate Club Championship will be at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., on Friday-Sunday, May 3-5. The Huskies are making their 4th consecutive appearance at the National Championships where they will be the 7th seed and face off against #10 seed, Cornell for their first round match on Friday, May 3 at 5:35pm. All games will be streamed live online.