Claremont, Calif. (April 15, 2015)—Pitzer College senior and water polo player Alyssa Woodward ’15 was named the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week (all sports) for helping the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens Women’s Water Polo team to a 3-0 week.
Woodward played in her final two regular season home matches at Haldeman Pool and scored a combined 11 goals. She had five in a narrow 14-10 win over Azusa Pacific on Wednesday in a game in which the Sagehens trailed in the third quarter before pulling away late. Then, after being honored on her Senior Day, she notched a new career high with six goals in a 15-5 win over La Verne to help the Sagehens stay undefeated in the SCIAC.
In addition to her big week, she also crossed an impressive career milestone by scoring the 300th goal of her career in the win over Azusa Pacific, which came on a penalty shot after she drew a foul inside of five meters in the second quarter. A three-time first-team Division III All-American, Woodward had 79 goals as a first-year student, 88 as a sophomore, 86 as a junior and now has 55 so far this season for a career total of 308.
Woodward becomes the second member of the Women’s Water Polo team to be honored by the SCIAC this spring. Sophomore goalie Ahsha Earwood ’17 earned the honor after helping the Sagehens to a 4-0 weekend at the Claremont Convergence Tournament on March 6-7, including the program’s first-ever win over UC San Diego. Senior Vicky Gyorffy PO ’15 earned the honor in January while competing for the Women’s Swimming and Diving team.
Woodward and the Sagehens (14-9, 6-0 SCIAC) close out the regular season with two road matches this week, including a battle of SCIAC unbeatens at 7-0 CMS on Wednesday (7 p.m.) and at Cal Lutheran on Saturday (11 a.m.).
Alyssa Woodward is a studio art major with a minor in mathematics at Pitzer College.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.