Pomona-Pitzer’s Alyssa Woodward named best in nation


Senior Alyssa Woodward of Pomona-Pitzer has been named the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division III Women’s Water Polo Player of the Year.

Fellow senior Sarah Westcott joined her in earning first-team All-America honors. A total of five Sagehens were honored in all, as sophomore goalie Ahsha Earwood was named to the second team, while freshman Morgan McCracken and senior Mahalia Prater-Fahey earned honorable mention.

Woodward, a graduate of Arlington High School in Riverside, earned All-America honors for the third year, finishing with 318 goals.

Woodward was also named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year after leading the Sagehens in scoring for the fourth year in a row (65 goals) and helping the team to an undefeated regular season (8-0) in conference play. She was an ACWPC first-team All-America selection for the fourth straight season.

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Pomona-Pitzer water polo player is best on the week

Senior water polo standout Alyssa Woodward of Pomona-Pitzer has been named SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week, helping the Sagehens to 1 3-0 showing on the 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 Pomona-Pitzer 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 freshman, 88 as a sophomore, 86 as a junior and now has 55 so far this season for a career total of 308. 


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