Dec. 19, 2007
ASTON, Pa. -- Neumann senior goalkeeper Chelsea Ward has been named to the 2007 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Field Hockey Team. Ward is one of 11 student-athletes selected to the team which is voted on by the sports information offices of the 28 area institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
"Chelsea set goals for herself last season and she has been diligently preparing for her senior year since the end of 2006," said head coach Sarah Madrak. "This really demonstrates that training, dedication and hard work helps players and teams achieve greatness. I'm so proud to have been able to coach Chelsea."
Ward, who not only is the starting goalkeeper for the Knights' field hockey team, is also a member of the ice hockey and lacrosse teams at Neumann.
Over her three seasons as a field hockey player with the Knights, Ward has earned a .837 save percentage and has accumulated 3145:58 minutes in net. She ranks second all-time in career wins and is a 2007 Team M.V.P. and All-PAC First Team selection.
The Willingboro, New Jersey native (Rancocas Valley HS) was equally impressive in the classroom, compiling a 3.986 cumulative grade point average as a psychology major with a minor in Spanish and philosophy. She also earned Academic All-Conference honors for the 8th time in her career.Ward is joined on the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Field Hockey Team by Performer of the Year Jamie Carr of Widener, Bethany Pavlik of Delaware Valley, Emily Horvat and Colleen McAndrew of Drexel, Maria Allegretto of La Salle, Chelsea Young of Temple, Rebecca Cunfer of Saint Joseph's, Natalie Stone of Swarthmore, and Allison Boris and Sam Coveleski of Villanova University.
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