Griffin Wada, a Junior at NCAA Division 3 program University of Chicago tallied two assists in the side's 2-0 win in the Elite Eight to advance them to the Final Four. Wada has helped lead the back line to four consecutive clean sheets in the NCAA Tournament, and to 11 shutouts this year with a 0.49 goals against average during the season. He was named UAA Defensive Player of Year and named All Conference.
During his youth career, he was a member of the Lower Merion SC, who were the 2016 USYS Eastern Regional Champions, and in 2019 finished in third place at USYS Nationals. With The Haverford School, he was 2019 Pennsylvania First Team All State and 2019 Inter Academic League MVP.