Tigerville, S.C.—Junior forward Leah Ward was named an honorable mention to the National Collegiate Christian Athletic Associations 2009 “All American Team”.
Ward was fifth in the NCCAA in scoring and NGU’s leading scorer with 17 goals on the season. Ward played in 19 games this season including two post season appearances. She scored a game tying goal in the first round of the NCCAA tournament which helped lead the Lady Crusaders to the teams first post season win in the team’s history.
Ward also scored NGU’s lone goal in the tournament championship. She is credited with three game winning goals helping the Lady Crusaders to a 13-8 record, the teams best record under head coach Jesse McCormick.