March 14, 2016 6:22 pm admin
Ashley and Mallory Ferrandiz from Sayville, NY were recently announced as part of the University of New Haven Department of Athletics 40 Years of Women’s Athletics Team
The 2015-16 season marks the 40th year of women’s athletics at the University of New Haven. Throughout the year, the Chargers will pay tribute to the women whose pioneering efforts laid the foundation for athletics to become an integral part of their collegiate experience at New Haven. As part of that celebration, the Chargers have announced their 40-Year Anniversary Team which includes 23 former student-athletes. The members of the anniversary team will be formally honored as part of the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 15, 2016.
“Recognizing these women whose individual efforts helped lay the foundation for success at New Haven is an important part for the legacy of Charger athletics,” said Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation Deborah Chin. “Their dedication and commitment to their sport helped to launch their program and pave the way for future Chargers.”
Over the course of 40 years, many student-athletes have worn the blue and gold and achieved success on a variety of levels. While all played a role in the rich history and tradition of women’s athletics at UNH, the women honored form an exceptional group that helped lay the foundation for women in sport at UNH and/or elevate their respective program to previously unattained success. The proud tradition of Charger women’s athletics dates back to the 1975-76 academic year with New Haven fielding women’s basketball, volleyball, softball and women’s tennis programs. Women’s soccer was the next program to be added in 1993, women’s cross country and track & field was added in 1997, while women’s lacrosse was added in 2001.
To be a part of this celebration reserve a seat or table at the 33rd Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony by visiting www.NewHavenChargers.com/HallofFame. Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 for a table of 10 and includes open bar and choice of dinner. Cocktail hour starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.
|Ashley Ferrandiz from Sayville, NY| Women’s Lacrosse (2008-12)
The 2012 UNH Female Athlete of the Year, Ashley Ferrandiz anchored the Chargers’ midfield between 2008 and 2012, helping lead New Haven to a Northeast-10 Championship and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009. Her career accolades are vast, including an All-America First Team selection and numerous All-Region distinctions. The program’s most prolific scorer, Ferrandiz’s name can be found at the top of nearly every record. She holds the career points (314) and assists (128) records, while ranking second in goals (186). She holds two of the top three single-season point records and two of the top three single-season assist records. On April 14, 2012, she scored an incredible 10 total points against Southern New Hampshire, becoming the first Charger to ever accomplish such a feat.
Mallory Ferrandiz from Sayville, NY| Women’s Lacrosse (2006-09)
Mallory Ferrandiz had a remarkable playing career at midfield for the women’s lacrosse team between 2006 and 2009. She received All-America honors, and became the first player at the University of New Haven to receive First-Team All-IWCLA honors in 2009. In the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, she was named MVP for her efforts in leading the Chargers to the conference title and NCAA Quarterfinals. In addition, she earned three All-North Region and Northeast-10 All-Conference selections, while as a freshman, she was named to the National All-Rookie Team. A two-year captain and two-time team MVP, Ferrandiz finished her career with 213 points, 146 goals and 67 assists.
To read about the other athletes, please visit: http://newhavenchargers.com/news/2016/2/10/GEN_0210161841.aspx?path=gen