Pitzer Student-Athletes Wow the Water Polo World

Woodward_Athlete of the YearClaremont, Calif. (May 6, 2015)—Pitzer College student Alyssa Woodward ’15 is officially SCIAC Women’s Water Polo Athlete of the Year and Ahsha Earwood ’17 now belongs to the All-SCIAC first team.

Woodward, a three-time Division III All-American, led the Sagehens in scoring for the fourth year in a row with 65 goals, finishing her four-year career with 318. She reached the 300-goal plateau in a 14-10 win over Azusa Pacific on April 8, when she scored five times. Woodward was named the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week for all sports for that week, after also adding a career-high six goals in a Senior Day win over La Verne on April 11. She also had a hat trick against No. 3 USC and scored twice in an overtime win over No. 19 UC San Diego.

Woodward’s teammate and Sagehen goalie Ahsha Earwood ’17 and senior attacker Sarah Westcott PO ’15 were named to the All-SCIAC first team. Earwood had 180 saves in 22 matches played and was named the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week after helping the Sagehens to a 4-0 record at the Convergence Tournament.

The Sagehens Women’s Water Polo team finished the year with a 19-10 overall record and a 10-1 mark in the SCIAC, earning a co-championship with Whittier. Pitzer’s Woodward and Carter Grant ’15 are among the Sagehen seniors who won SCIAC titles in all their four seasons.

To view the All-SCIAC teams, go to: http://www.thesciac.org/sports/wwaterpolo/2014-15/releases/all_conference

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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.

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