July 28, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- The list of accomplishments by Badgers competing this summer in the USL W-League has been a growing one. Added to the list this past weekend were a national champion and Goalkeeper of the Year award.
On Saturday, Genevieve Richard was named Goalkeeper of the Year after recording six shutouts in net for the Laval Comets while playing every minute of the season. It was the second consecutive season Richard has claimed Goalkeeper of the Year recogntion.
Caitlyn Clem and Michigan PDA claimed the 2014 W-20 Championship at the IMG Academy Stadium on Sunday. A game that took 120 minutes and went back and forth, Clem stepped up and made her mark in the 108th minute with two big saves to keep PDA in the game.
For her performance, Clem was also recognized with the tournament's Safe Hands Award.
Last week, Richard and teammate Rose Lavelle were named to the their respective 2014 All-Conference teams. It was the second consecutive season Richard was tabbed with All-Conference honors, while Lavelle earned her first.
Debuting in 1995, the USL W-League is a North American women's developmental organization and open league that gives college players the chance to play with established international players while also maintaining their collegiate eligibility.