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PSU Women’s Soccer player earns academic honor

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - A junior defender on the Plymouth State University women's soccer team has been honored for her successful accomplishments in the classroom as well as on the soccer field.

Junior Ashley Lamell (Randolph, Vt./Northfield H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Lamell was voted to the Academic All-District 1 Third Team in the College Division.

A three-year veteran and two-year starter, Lamell (left) started 16 of PSU's 17 games this season. She helped anchor the Panther defense, which allowed only 33 goals on the season.

An accounting major with a 3.82 grade point average, Lamell has been on the PSU President's List three times and the Dean's List all four semesters at PSU. She received the Hazel Moore Scholarship for high achievement in accounting, and has the second highest GPA in the business honors program.

To be eligible for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). He/she must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution. Academic All-District First Team selections advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America honors.


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