Mar 02, 2015

Anderson and Edwords Named NWC Student-Athletes of the Week

A Winning Tradition

  • One NCAA Tournament Appearance (Second Round - 2019)
  • Four Northwest Conference Championships (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Three IWLCA All-Region Athletes (Jess Hanson, 2018; Lois Ray, 2019; Jennifer Burke, 2019)
  • Three Northwest Conference Players of the Year (Alexa Nakashimada, 2016; Jess Hanson, 2018; Lois Ray, 2019)
  • Two NWC Coach of the Year Awards (Katie Mastropaolo, 2018; Katie Mastropaolo, 2019)
  • 44 All-Northwest Conference Athletes  
  • Six straight winning seasons (2014-19)

NEWBERG, Ore. --- George Fox University’s Kayla Anderson and Miranda Edwords were both named Northwest Conference Student-Athletes of the week for their performances this past weekend.

Anderson, a junior short stop on the softball team helped lead the Bruins to a perfect 4-0 on the weekend, sweeping Pacific Lutheran on Saturday and Puget Sound on Sunday. Anderson hit .571 after it was all said and done, leading the team with eight hits and nine RBIs. She also smashed two homeruns and recorded one double. She had a slugging percentage of 1.071 and an on base percentage of .533.

The Bruins defeated PLU 3-1 in game one and 15-5 in a mercy-rule five innings in game two. The next day, the Bruins beat UPS 7-0 in game one and 16-7 in a mercy-rule five innings game two. As of right now the Bruins are the only team in the NWC to remain undefeated in conference play. On the season, Anderson is tied for first in runs batted in (17) and home runs (4), while placing second in batting average (.500).

Edwords, a sophomore midfielder on the Lacrosse team helped the Bruins break a previous school record of 21 goals set last season in the season finale against Loras College. This weekend, the Bruins broke that record with 22 goals against Southwestern (Texas) in a 22-14 victory. Edwords recorded four goals on eight shots with five of them being on goal. She also recorded eight groundballs with just two turnovers.

The next day, the Bruins played Southwestern (Texas) again, beating the Pirates, 12-2. Edwords recorded a team-high seven goals in the game with 14 shots. She fired off nine of those shots on net and had zero turnovers.