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Ashley Harmeling '05
Sophomore sharpshooter Ashley Harmeling led the Jeffs in goals (nine) and scoring (19 points)

Diamond Heads List of Five Amherst Players Tabbed All-NESCAC

November 14, 2002

AMHERST, MA A week after earning CoSIDA/Verizon Academic All-District honors for the second consecutive season, senior goalkeeper Brooke Diamond (Longmeadow, MA) was one of five Amherst College players, and the Jeffs' only first-team selection, named to the 2002 NESCAC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team, along with second-team picks Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA), Sara Elkins (Berkeley Hts., NJ), Katelyn McCabe (W. Hartford, CT) and Adrienne Showler (Ottawa, Ontario).

Diamond, a law, jurisprudence and social thought major, was a First-Team Academic All-District selection as a junior, when she helped lead Amherst to the NESCAC Championship and a first-ever trip to the NCAA title game. She helped captain the Jeffs to an 8-5-2 overall record in 2002 and finished fourth in the NESCAC in goals against average (1.06) and tied for ninth in saves per game (5.14). Diamond is also a two-year captain on the Amherst women's basketball team, and was named the IWLCA Division III Goaltender of the Year as a First-Team All-American in women's lacrosse.

After transferring from Harvard University, Harmeling, a sophomore midfielder, paced the Jeffs in goals (nine) and overall scoring (19 points). She was also sixth in the NESCAC in goals per game (0.60) and ninth in points per game (1.27).

Elkins, a junior, and McCabe, a senior, helped lead an Amherst defense that limited opponents to just 16 goals in 1,409 minutes.

Only a sophomore, Showler finished just behind Harmeling in scoring with 16 points on seven goals and two assists and tied for 10th in the NESCAC with a goals per game average of 0.47. Showler earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors on Monday, October 21, after notching her first career hat trick in a 4-0 win over conference rival Wesleyan University, as the Jeffs improved to 7-4 overall and 5-2 in conference play, moving into a three-way tie with Tufts University and Williams College for first place in the NESCAC.