2 - Ashley Dunbar
Ashley Dunbar
Height: 5-2
Year: So.
Hometown: Hillsborough, N.J.
High School: Lawrenceville
Position: F
Major: Undeclared
Previous Team: New Jersey Colonials
S/C: L

USA Hockey: Member of USA Hockey National Development Program Select 14s and 17s … Competed in USA Hockey National Championship for three consecutive seasons … First place in U-16 Nationals Individual Puck Relay Skills Competition … Ranked seventh among top scorers at 2008 National Championship … Recipient of the Lou Manzione Scholarship Award for New Jersey, given by the Atlantic District of USA Hockey to the best high school senior candidate based on the strength of the applicant’s essay score, scholastic achievement, coach’s recommendation, teacher evaluations and extracurricular activities.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Three goals, one assist in 22 games.

2010-11 (Freshman): First career points came on a pair of assists in 4-2 win vs. Brown Feb. 15 ... First career goal was game-winner in 1-0 win vs. Quinnipiac Feb. 18 ... Finished with one goal and two assists in 26 games ... Did not incur a penalty all year.

Before Yale: Played on the New Jersey Colonials and Princeton Tiger Lilies … Member of Atlantic District Select team for five seasons … Three-time MAWHA champions … Three-time Atlantic District champions, once with Colonials and twice with Tiger Lilies Played on Aeroflex team with current Yale teammate Alyssa Zupon.

High School (Lawrenceville): Captained team as a senior … Team was ranked No. 1 in the state of New Jersey for four consecutive seasons … Four-time all-state selection … Also played field hockey and lacrosse … Received Lawrenceville’s Melissa Magee Best Female Athlete Award as a senior … Received Lawrenceville’s Mollie Marcoux Award, given to that member of the team that best exemplifies Mollie Marcoux’s attitude, skill, grace under pressure and love of the game, as a junior … Named to 2009 National Academic Squad in field hockey … Second team All-Prep in field hockey … Earned Academic High Honors and Honor Roll all four years.

Notes: Taught tennis weekly as a Special Olympics volunteer … Also volunteered with Rowan Towers, Mercer St. Friends and Head Start Bellevue daycare centers … Grandfather is an Ivy Leaguer (Columbia) … Sister Jennifer played hockey at Trinity, earning a B.S. in economics in 2008.

Why Yale? “After playing in the Yale Whale as an 11-year old at the Polar Bears tournament, going to Yale has been my dream. The prestigious education and abundance of opportunities Yale has to offer were exactly what I was looking for.”