Jared Ashe, Wesleyan University

 

The finest two-sport male athlete at Wesleyan during the 2006-07 season, Jared Ashe was a four-year starter in both soccer and basketball while serving as a team captain in both sport during 2006-07. He was a catalyst to Wesleyan's rise in the collegiate soccer ranks as the Cardinals became the first seventh-seeded team to capture a NESCAC tournament title en route to their first NCAA tournament berth in 2005. Wesleyan repeated as an NCAA tournament team in 2006 with an at-large bid. Wesleyan went 1-1 in NCAA play both years.

Unselfishly moving from a forward spot midway through his junior season to a stopper position despite eight goals and eight assists to his credit through two seasons and second-team All-NESCAC honors in 2004, Ashe became the anchor of the defense. He again earned All-NESCAC second-team honors in 2005, then first-team honors in 2006 as well as NSCAA first-team all-New England laurels and NSCAA second-team All-America accolades. He finished his soccer career with 12 goals and 12 assists for 36 scoring points.

A guard in basketball, Ashe started 75 of the 86 games he played for the Cardinals while accumulating 777 career points for a 9.0 PPG average. He led the team in assists each of his four seasons with a total of 274 and amassed 145 career steals. He led the Cardinals in that department each of his last three seasons.