Dederick receives sixth-year of eligibility



Then-redshirt junior goalkeeper Ella Dederick makes a save during a game against No. 14 Nebraska on Sept. 1, 2017.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

WSU goalkeeper Ella Dederick was granted a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA on Tuesday.

Dederick only played in the Cougars first five games last season after suffering an injury in a game against Idaho on Sept. 6.

Among WSU goalkeepers all-time, Dederick ranks sixth in win percentage, second in wins, fifth in saves, third in goals against average and is tied for third in shutouts.

In her redshirt junior season, Dederick earned third team All-Pac-12 honors after recording 11 shutouts, the second-most in WSU history. She was also named a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention and led the team to the third round of the NCAA Tournament after making three penalty kick saves in a shootout win over No. 20 Tennessee in the second round.

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Rachel Thompson stepped in for Dederick after she went down last season and started the final 15 games. Thompson had a 1.25 goals against average and recorded two shutouts.