October 20, 2009

Ashley McCauley Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Senior Forward Had Seven-Point Weekend

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After helping Yale sweep a pair of games and take sole possession of second place in the Ivy League this past weekend, senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week. McCauley had seven points over the weekend, including a pair of goals and an assist in Yale's 5-2 win over Dartmouth Saturday. That was also the most goals Yale has ever scored against the Big Green.

McCauley assisted on the first goal Saturday, then extended Yale's lead to 3-1 with a goal of her own. She added the final goal of the game, then scored Yale's third goal in the 6-0 win over Sacred Heart Sunday.

With 11 goals this season, McCauley leads the team and is just the second player in Yale field hockey history to have three double-digit goal seasons. She also has a team-high 24 points. A second team All-Region and unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection last season, she is seven points away from the school points record and six goals away from the school goals record.

Yale, which is among the teams receiving votes in the national poll, plays at Quinnipiac Thursday at 3 p.m. and at Penn Sunday at 1 p.m.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity