Anya Welch
Anya  Welch


Westmoorings, Trinidad

High School:
International School of Port of Spain



Systems Engineering


GW Women's Water Polo Falls to Ranked Opponents in Regular-Season Finale

Colonials Prepare for CWPA Championship in Two Weeks


GW Women's Water Polo Drops Pair of CWPA Contests

Colonials Host Bucknell in Weekend Finale on Sunday Morning


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Colonials Down Gannon for First Win of Season

Defensive specialist finished sixth among Colonials with 29 steals...Also scored a career-high six goals, dished out a career-high 11 assists, drew a career-high 19 ejections and recorded a career-high three field blocks...Converted six of 33 attempts for a .181 shooting percentage.

Ranked fourth on the team with 16 ejections drawn and was fifth with 36 steals and 10 assists during her rookie campaign ... The 36 steals were tied for the ninth-most ever by a GW freshman ... Also scored five goals and added one field block ... Took 37 shots on the year ... Made her collegiate debut in the season opener at No. 25 Bucknell in the Bison Invite and tallied a goal, an assist and two steals, then followed with two steals, an assist and an ejection drawn against Gannon later that day (Feb. 27) ... Recorded a season-high four steals and two ejections drawn plus an assist at VMI (March 1) ... Had three steals against Bucknell at the Wolverine Invite (March 5) ... Tallied two points (1g, 1a), a steal and an ejection drawn at Chapman (March 16) ... Registered a goal, a steal and two ejections drawn against Brown (April 9) ... Had two steals and two ejections drawn at St. Francis-Brooklyn (April 15) ... Recorded three steals against No. 6 Michigan (April 17) ... Tallied two assists, two steals and an ejection drawn against No. 5 Michigan at the CWPA Championship (April 29).

Top goal scorer of the Junior National Team in 2011 ... Captained the Junior National Team in 2013 ... Received the Sport's Award as her team's MVP three years in a row (2011, 2012 and 2013) ... Received a Certificate of Achievement for representing her country in water polo those same years ... Member of the National Honor Society and a Principal's Award student.

Anya Dara Welch ... Born Oct. 18, 1996, in Port of Spain, Trinidad ... Daughter of Ligia and Ian Welch ... Older sister, Nicola, plays water polo at USC ... Majoring in Systems Engineering.

Goals 1 5x, Last vs. Connecticut College (4/29/16)
Assists 2 vs. #5 Michigan (4/29/16)
Points 2 3x, Last vs. #5 Michigan (4/29/16)
Shots 4 vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3/11/16)
Steals 4 at VMI (3/1/16)
Field Blocks 1 vs. Connecticut College (4/29/16)
Ejections Drawn 2 3x, Last at St. Francis-Brooklyn (4/15/16)
Penalties Drawn 0 NA
Ejection Goals 1 2x, Last vs. Connecticut College (4/29/16)

Year Goals Assists Points Shots Pct. Steals ED Blocks
2016 5 10 15 37 .135 36 16 1
2017 6 11 17 33 .181 29 19 3
TOTAL 11 21 32 70 .157 65 35 4

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