Ward Named NEWMAC Player of the Week

NEW LONDON, CONN.--(11/21/11)--Coast Guard Academy sophomore Kaitlin Ward earned the first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week Award this season.

Ward averaged 19 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and four steals in wins over Framingham State and Johnson & Wales as Coast Guard which won just three games last season, started the season with a pair of wins for the first time in four years.

She started the season scoring a career-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds in a season-opening 69-57 win over Framingham State and followed up that performance as she filled the stat sheet with 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals in a 78-58 win over Johnson & Wales on Saturday.

Ward shot 38.9 percent from the floor (14-36) and a sizzling 50 percent (7-14) from 3-point range.