Nov. 19, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) was named second team Longstreth/NFHCA All-Mideast Region Wednesday. McCauley, who is fifth on Yale's all-time lists in both goals (29) and points (67), was third in the Ivy League in goals (14) and points (31) this year.
A unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection this season after earning second team honors in 2007, McCauley tied for the league lead in game-winning goals with four. The 2007 Ivy League leader in goals with 15, she has two of the top seven highest single-season goal totals in Yale history and two of the top six highest single-season point totals in Yale history (31 this season, 35 last season).
In 2007 McCauley 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 29 goals in two seasons is the third-best two-year stretch in Yale history. That scoring spree is all the more remarkable given that she only had one point as a freshman.
There are 16 first-team and 16 second-team All-Region selections in each of the NFHCA's five regions. This is the fourth straight season under head coach Pam Stuper that Yale has had an All-Region selection. Previous honorees were Lindsay Collins '07 (first team All-Region in 2006, second team All-Region in 2005), Heather Orrico '07 (first team All-Region in 2005) and Harriet Thayer '08 (third team All-American and first team All-Region in 2007, second team All-Region in 2006).
McCauley is a graduate of Rye High, where she was a two-time all-state selection in field hockey and also was honorable mention all-section in basketball.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity