|Title:||Class of 2013|
Ann (Clark) Woodard ’07 was a dynamic women’s lacrosse and field hockey player who ended her four-year career as the all-time leading scorer in both sports.
On the women’s lacrosse field, Woodard was one of the most dominant players in the New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance, scoring 80 or more goals in three of her four seasons. She led the NCAA Division III in goals per game in 2004, 2006 and 2007, while her 7.00 points per game in 2007 topped the nation.
In addition to being honored as a four-time All-NEWLA First-team pick, Woodard received the NEWLA Offensive Player of the Year trophy twice. In her junior and senior years, she also helped lead the Blue and Gold to the NEWLA Tournament on two occasions and to the ECAC Division III New England Tournament semifinals in 2006 and 2007.
With eye-popping totals of 316 goals and 77 assists to her credit for a total of 393 career points, Woodard is fourth all-time in points per game in the NCAA Division III record book (6.55 points per game), and her cumulative career sum is fifth overall.
As a standout forward on the field hockey team, Woodard was instrumental in a trifecta of Little East Conference Tournament appearances, a pair of ECAC Division III New England Tournament berths, and the 2006 MASCAC Regular Season Championship.
In her senior semester, she tied a school record with 16 goals and she finished with four assists to earn a spot on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-New England Second Team.
Woodard hung up her cleats with 43 goals and 103 points to her credit, which established new career marks in both categories.
For her four-year efforts on both the women’s lacrosse and field hockey squads, Woodard was recognized with the Worcester State Senior Female Athlete Award.