Colonials earned a split Saturday at the Princeton Invitational
Colonials improve to 4-1 on the season
Three Colonials were recognized for their play on opening weekend
Alana Ponce tied the school record with eight goals against Gannon
Bywater, Hallahan excited for fresh start going into senior season
George Washington v Siena
Enters senior season ranked first in GW history in goals (211), second in assists (110), second in points (321)... Also ranks third in field blocks and eighth in shooting percentage (.422)... One of two Colonials ever to score 50 or more goals in three different seasons.
Paced GW in goals (71), assists (49) and points (120)...Her goal and point totals ranked third in program history, while her assist total ranked fourth...Converted 71 of 162 shots for the season...Also tallied 31 steals, 33 ejections drawn and six field blocks...Started season with a 10-point effort via a career-high tying six goals and four assists in a win over Mercyhurst (2/10)...Posted three goals, two assists and a steal in a win over St. Francis (Pa.) (2/17)...Filled up the stat sheet with five goals, two assists, a steal and two ejections drawn in a win over Siena (2/19)...Had two goals and five assists in a home win over VMI (3/10)...Tallied three goals, three assists and three steals in a win over Mercyhurst (3/11)...Set a career-high with six assists, plus four goals and three steals, in a home win over Gannon (3/11)...Posted five points via two goals and three assists in a win at Chapman to start the West Coast trip (3/14)...Scored four times against Whittier (3/17)...Scored four goals against nationally ranked Indiana (4/9)...Combined for 10 goals in three games at the CWPA Championship (4/28-4/30).
Team MVP ... Led GW with 59 goals, 21 assists and 80 points ... Her 59 goals are the fifth-highest single-season total in program history ... Tied for second on the team with 37 steals and ranked third with 22 ejections drawn ... Also aded four field blocks on the year ... Took a team-high 142 shots, 10th-most ever by a Colonial in a season, and boasted a team-best .415 shooting percentage ... Scored 17 man-up goals, tied for third on GW's single-season list ... Scored a career-high six goals and added an assist for seven points against Gannon in the season-opening Bison Invite (Feb. 27) ... Also had two steals and an ejection drawn against the Golden Knights ... Tallied four points (3g, 1a), three steals and an ejection drawn the next day against VMI (Feb. 28) ... Totaled seven points on five goals and two assists plus three steals at VMI two days later (March 1) ... Notched her fourth straight hat trick and added two assists for five points to go with two ejections drawn and a steal at home against VMI (March 3) ... Scored her 100th career goal against Bucknell at the Wolverine Invite and finished with two goals and three steals against the Bison (March 5) ... Also had three goals and two ejections drawn against No. 2 UCLA later that day ... Totaled three points (2g, 1a) and three steals the next day against No. 21 Long Beach State (March 6) ... Recorded six points on four goals and two assists against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the Lancer Invite (March 11) ... Tallied three points (2g, 1a) and four steals the next day against No. 22 Iona (March 12) ... Also had two points (1g, 1a) and four steals later that day against No. 22 Cal Baptist ... Tallied four points (1g, 3a), three steals and two ejections drawn at Chapman (March 16) ... Recorded six points on two goals and four assists and added two ejections drawn and a field block against Brown (April 9) ... Followed with four points on three goals and an assist against No. 21 Hartwick later that day ... Concluded the weekend with five goals and two steals against Bucknell (April 10) ... Matched her career high with six goals, including the game-winner with 26 seconds left, at St. Francis-Brooklyn (April 15) ... Recognized on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List ... An Emerging Leader in GW's Student-Athlete Leadership Academy.
All-CWPA Division I/II Honorable Mention ... Ranked second on the team with 81 goals and 121 points, the second-highest single-season totals in program history ... Also second on the squad with 40 assists, which rank fifth on GW's single-season list ... Set a single-season program record with 19 field blocks ... Took 196 shots on the year, second-most ever by a Colonial in a season ... Scored 17 power play goals, the third-highest single-season total in program history ... Also ranked third on the team with 26 ejections drawn and fourth with 42 steals on the year ... Notched 15 hat tricks on the season ... Tallied three points (2g, 1a) and two steals in her collegiate debut against Bucknell at the Bison Invite ... Scored 10 points (5g, 5a) later that day against Notre Dame (Ohio) ... The 10 points are the fourth-highest single-game total in program history ... Concluded the opening weekend with four goals against Siena (Feb. 15) ... Recorded seven points (5g, 2a) against Iona at the Villanova Invite (Feb. 21) and notched a hat trick in all four games of the tournament ... Tallied six points (5g, 1a), five steals and two ejections drawn against Hartwick (Feb. 28) ... Had four goals and three steals against Gannon (March 1) ... Named CWPA Division I/II Rookie of the Week for the week ending March 1 ... Tallied six points (4g, 2a) at Cal Baptist (March 10) and again a day later against Connecticut College (March 11) ... Earned her second CWPA Rookie of the Week nod for games played March 9-15 ... Scored the game-winning goal with 2:03 remaining in GW's 6-5 victory over Mercyhurst in the opening game of the CWPA Championship (April 24) ... Had two goals and three field blocks in the season finale against Bucknell at the CWPA Championship (April 26) ... Recognized on the ACWPC All-Academic Team and CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team with superior status ... Also named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.
Led La Jolla to the CIF finals all four years ... All-CIF first team and Offensive Player of the Year in 2014 ... Also earned All-CIF second team honors in 2012 ... Named a Player to Watch by the San Diego Union Tribune in 2012 and 2013 ... Named to the Union Tribune All-Academic Team in 2011-2014 ... Earned academic distinction throughout high school ... Also a member of the San Diego Shores club team, which won gold at the 2011 National Club Championship, gold at the 2012 Junior Olympics and silver at the 2014 Junior Olympics. Earned second-team U-18 All-America honors at the 2014 Junior Olympics.
Scarlett Frances Hallahan ... Born Feb. 29, 1996, in San Diego, California ... Daughter of Annette and Rick Hallahan ... Has an older brother, Pat ... Majoring in public health.
|Goals||6||3x, Last vs. Mercyhurst (2/10/17)|
|Assists||6||vs. Gannon (3/11/17)|
|Points||10||3x, Last vs. Gannon (3/11/17)|
|Steals||5||vs. Hartwick (2/28/15)|
|Blocks||3||vs. Bucknell (4/26/15)|
|Ejections Drawn||3||4x, Last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (3/10/17)|
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