“Taylor had a solid preseason for us and it was apparent she put in some work this summer,” said head coach Julie Woodward. “She is extremely athletic and is a very composed player. It was really great to see her have that success on Sunday. Her goals were fantastic.”
Ritzman had a hat trick in Sunday’s game versus Eastern Washington, scoring all three goals for the Redhawks. She scored the first two goals within 25 seconds of each other and scored all three in 31 minutes of play. Three of Ritzman’s four goals for the season have come within just three minutes of entering the match.
Louisiana Tech’s Mo Rockwell and Caitlin Updyke were named WAC Defensive Player of the Week and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively.
After two weekends of play, Seattle U is currently tied for fourth (with Idaho) with a 2-2-0 record. Louisiana Tech, Utah State, and Denver hold the top three spots in the conference after week two.
The Redhawks continue their homestand on Sunday, Sept. 2, hosting Portland State at 1 p.m. at Championship Field.
The other nominees for each position are as follows:
Offensive Nominees: Jill Flockhart (Idaho), Laura LeFevour (Louisiana Tech), Mari Miyashiro (Utah State)
Defensive Nominees: Sam Harder (Denver), Chelsie Breen (Idaho), Monique Escalera (Seattle U), Taryn Rose (Utah State)
Goalkeeper Nominees: Liz Boyden (Idaho), Jeannie Woller (Utah State)