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Ashley Harmeling '05
Harmeling scored 13 goals on the week, including the overtime game-winner Saturday against Williams.

Harmeling Named ECAC Division III New England Player of the Week

April 28, 2004

AMHERST, MA - After scoring 13 goals in a 3-0 week, including the overtime game-winner in Saturday’s dramatic 11-10 win over visiting ninth-ranked Williams College, Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the second time this season on Wednesday. She also earned her second New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Co-Player of the Week award on Monday.

Harmeling added six assists, 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 previously won ECAC Player of the Week (and NESCAC Co-Player of the Week) honors for period ending March 28, 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, Harmeling is 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.