Seattle University coach Joan Bonvicini was proud to announce her first signing of the season today. She nabbed Ashley Ward from Woodbridge High in Irvine, Calif.
Ward is a 5-10 G who was named co-CIF Player of the Year, averaging 18.5 points as a junior. She’ll join G Amani Butler (5-6), an Arizona transfer, as part of the incoming class for the Redhawks next season. But Bonvicini is working on two signings for the spring.
“We just got a late start,” she said of being hired in August after 17 seasons of coaching at Arizona.
SU is transitioning into Division I as an Independent. Its regular-season opener is 7 p.m. on Friday against UC Davis at the Connolly Center.