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Ashley Harmeling '05
Harmeling leads the NESCAC in points (95), goals (56) and assists (39) and is on pace to challenge school records in all three categories.

Harmeling Earns Second NESCAC Co-Player of the Week Award

April 26, 2004

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday. Harmeling tallied 19 points on 13 goals and six assists in a 3-0 week for third-ranked Amherst (13-1/8-1 NESCAC), including the overtime game-winner in Saturday’s dramatic 11-10 win over visiting ninth-ranked Williams College. She added 10 ground balls, nine caused turnovers and nine draw controls in the three victories and leads the NESCAC in goals (56), assists (39) and points (95). She shares the award with Middlebury senior Nuala O’Donohoe, who combined for nine goals and six assists in wins over Williams and Bates College.

Harmeling previously won NESCAC Co-Player of the Week (and ECAC Division III Player of the Week) honors on March 29, tallying four goals and six assists in an 18-10 conference win at then 17th-ranked Colby College, followed by a three-goal, three-assist outburst in a 17-6 victory at NESCAC foe Bates College. In just her first season of collegiate lacrosse, she’s on pace to challenge Amherst single-season records for points (103, held by Abby Ouimet ’03), goals (66, held by Liz Martin ’04) and assists (48, held by Abby Ouimet ’03).

A three-sport standout, Harmeling was the NESCAC Player of the Year and a First-Team All-America in women’s soccer. She’s also the top women’s squash player at Amherst, finishing her junior season ranked 31st nationally in the final College Squash Association (CSA) Individual Rankings.

Amherst earned the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament and won its first-round game 13-7 over visiting Tufts University on Sunday. The Jeffs will travel to Middlebury this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for a semifinal matchup against third-seeded Williams. The winner will take on either Middlebury or Bowdoin Sunday at noon for the conference championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.