Everywhere she’s gone, Lauren Wadas has won. Win enough, and they start referring to you as a champion.
On Sunday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wadas became a national champion when she and her Northwestern teammates defeated Liberty 2-0 in the final game of the NCAA Division One field hockey tournament. Wadas, a sophomore and a former Palmyra star, started in the national championship game and registered one shot.
The Wildcats posted both of their goals in the game in the third quarter, as they took home their first ever national field hockey championship.
During her spectacular four-year career at Palmyra, Wadas helped the Cougars advance to the three PIAA Class AA championship games. When Wadas was a junior, Palmyra fell to Donegal 1-0 in overtime of the state title tilt, then the following season the Cougars dropped a 2-1 decision to Wyoming Valley West.
This season as a Wildcat, Wadas recorded five assists and four goals, including three game-winners. In 31 career games at Northwestern, she now has a total of seven goals and five assists.
This season, Northwestern compiled an 18-5 overall record.