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Ashley Harmeling '05
Despite making only seven starts and missing four games due to injury, Harmeling leads the Jeffs in both points (13) and goals (6).

Harmeling Named Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District

November 4, 2004

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College senior tri-captain forward Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was one of four players from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) named Academic All-District 1 (college division) for womenís soccer, as selected and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. Harmeling joins conference-mates Christa Thoeresz of Connecticut College and Becky Greenstein of Tufts University on the Academic All-District Second Team. Williams Collegeís Elise Henson rounds out the list of NESCAC recipients as a third-team selection.

Despite making only seven starts and missing four games due to injury, Harmeling leads the 9-2-4 Jeffs, who await word of a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, in both points (13) and goals (6). She was named the College Sports Television (CSTV) National Student-Athlete of the Week earlier this fall, personifying excellence both on and off the playing field. Harmeling - the 2003-04 NESCAC Player of the Year in both womenís soccer and lacrosse and a First-Team All-America in both sports - was only the second non-Division I winner in the history of the CSTV Student-Athlete of the Week program.

Among countless womenís lacrosse accolades, Harmeling was named the IWLCA Division III Attacker of the Year last spring after shattering single-season school records for goals (75), assists (52) and points (127) and leading the NESCAC in all three categories, earning First-Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC Player of the Year, First-Team IWLCA All-New England, First-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America and First-Team All-America honors.

On the soccer pitch, Harmelingís junior season was one of the most prolific in Amherst history, shattering a pair of single-season school records with 19 goals and 42 points, both tops in the NESCAC; earning First-Team All-America, NESCAC Player of the Year, First-Team All-NESCAC and First-Team All-New England honors; and leading the Jeffs to a 12-4-4 record and their second conference title in the last four years. Transferring from Harvard University in 2002, Harmeling was also a Second-Team Womenís Soccer All-NESCAC selection as a sophomore, finishing sixth in the conference in goals per game (0.60) and ninth in points per game (1.27).

Sheís the top womenís squash player at Amherst as well, finishing her junior season ranked 31st nationally in the final College Squash Association (CSA) Individual Rankings.

CoSIDA selects Academic All-America teams in 12 programs: football, womenís volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, menís basketball, womenís basketball, baseball, softball, menís track & field/cross country, womenís track & field/cross country, menís at-large and womenís at-large. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.