Nov. 4, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale junior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.), whose seven-point weekend helped the Bulldogs sweep Columbia and Quinnipiac, was named Ivy League Player of the Week Tuesday. McCauley scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Columbia Saturday and also had two goals and an assist Sunday in the 6-0 win over Quinnipiac. Her three goals and an assist over the weekend give her 14 goals and 31 points for the year, placing her atop the Ivy League in goals and second in the league in points.
McCauley has nine goals and 20 points in the last seven games. She has moved into fifth on Yale's career goals list with 29 and also is fifth on Yale's career points list (67).
With 29 goals in the past two seasons, McCauley is in the midst of the best two-year stretch for a Yale player since Amanda Walton `02 scored 35 goals over the course of 1998 and 1999. The only other Bulldog to score that many goals in two seasons was Emily Montgomery `78 (13 in 1976 and 19 in 1977).
McCauley was a second team All-Ivy selection last season. She was second in the NCAA in goals per game (15 in 17 games, 0.88) and sixth in the NCAA in points per game (35 in 17 games, 2.06). Her point total tied for fourth on Yale's single-season record list and her goal total was fifth.
At Rye High, McCauley was a two-time all-state selection in field hockey and also was honorable mention all-section in basketball.
McCauley is the second Bulldog to receive the Ivy League Player of the Week award this season. Sophomore goalkeeper Katie Bolling was honored Oct. 14.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (email@example.com), Yale Sports Publicity
|Yale Career Points Leaders|
|1.||98 - Emily Montgomery (46g 6a) - 1975-77|
|2.||87 - Anne Lehman (34g 19a) - 1989-92|
|3.||86 - Lindsay Hobbs (36g 14a) - 1995-98|
|4.||74 - Amanda Walton (35g 4a) - 1998-99|
|5.||67 - Ashley McCauley (29g 9a) - 2006-08|
|6.||66 - Jana Halfon (22g 22a) - 2000-03|
|7.||64 - Sarah Driscoll (11g 42a) - 2001-04|
|8.||63 - Christie Littlejohn (28g 7a) - 1977-80|
|9.||55 - Christine Anthony (24g 7a) - 1997-00|
|55 - Jan Colarusso (15g 25a) - 1978-81|
|Yale Career Goals Leaders|
|1.||46 - Emily Montgomery - 1975-77|
|2.||36 - Lindsay Hobbs - 1995-98|
|3.||35 - Amanda Walton - 1998-99|
|4.||34 - Anne Lehman - 1989-92|
|5.||29 - Ashley McCauley - 2006-08|
|6.||28 - Christie Littlejohn - 1977-80|
|7.||25 - Anne Keating - 1975-76|
|8.||24 - Christine Anthony - 1997-00|
|9.||22 - Jana Halfon - 2000-03|
|10.||20 - Erin Arruda - 1996-99|