Kayla Kimble and Abbey Miller headline GVSU's first team selections
The Lakers had five All-Midwest Region First Team selections and a sixth was named to the Second Team
Ward and Miller earn their first Academic All-America plaudits
The Lakers will face the winner of Minnesota Duluth-Southwest Minnesota State on Sunday (Nov. 24)
GVSU nearly sweeps GLIAC post-season awards, places seven on All-GLIAC First Team
As a Junior (2012)
Named to the All-GLIAC second team ... started all 25 games ... helped the back line record 10 straight shutouts and only allow two goals through Oct. 6 ... limited opponents to six shots per game ... owned five assists ... helped GVSU record the second-best goals-against average in the nation (0.429) ... notched the first against Minnesota Duluth (Sept. 7) ... tallied her second helper of the season at Malone (Sept. 28) ... had an assist in the win against Michigan Tech (Oct. 19) ... had back-to-back games with a helper at Notre Dame (Oct. 28) and in the GLIAC Quarterfinal against Northwood (Oct. 30).
As a Sophomore (2011)
Started 16 games, while playing 24 ... became a fresh pair of legs off the bench for the defense later in the season ... helped the backline to 16 shutouts, including 10 consecutive to close out GLIAC action ... had two shots in the season opener at Winona State (Sept. 2) ... helped the defense to three straight shutouts in September ... limited the Ohio Dominican (Oct. 2) and Tiffin (Oct. 21) offenses to just two shots ... notched an assist in the 3-0 win at Michigan Tech (Oct. 16) ... took five shots with four being on goal ... helped the defense to a full month of shutouts as eight opponents were held scoreless in October ... saw time in all five postseason contests.
As A Freshman (2010)
Started 18 of 25 matches, playing in 1,522 minutes ... selected as GLIAC Freshman of the Year ... notched her first collegiate point in the 3-0 win over Ashland (Sept. 26) ... played a season high 93 minutes in the 1-1 tie with Tiffin (Oct. 22) ... part of a backline that did not give up a goal at home and held opponents to five goals on the year.
Played the last four years at Grand Blanc High School ... as a freshman and sophomore was an All-District and second team All-Conference selection ... as a junior, was and All-Conference, All-District, All-Region, All-State honorable mentionand All-Academic selection ... was also selected as the team's most valuable player that season.
Daughter of John and Jennifer Ward ... exercise science major.