Ashriel West Earns GLIAC Commisioner's Award

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BAY CITY, Mich.—Recently graduated Lake Erie College women's lacrosse player Ashriel West (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) has been chosen as one of the recipients for the 2014 Spring Meijer GLIAC Commissioner's award for her accomplishments on the field and in the classroom during her senior season announced Tuesday (July 14) by the conference.

The award, sponsored by Meijer, Incorporated, is presented after the Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play.

West had a terrific senior campaign, earning GLIAC Attacker of the Year and a spot on the All-GLIAC First-Team. West totaled 60 points on 47 goals, 13 assists this season. She posted a career-high eight goals in the Storm's win over Tiffin University on April 17, for which she earned GLIAC Athlete of the Week honors.  West scored four or more goals on six occasions and five or more points on five occasions. In addition to her offensive stats, West led the team with 20 caused turnovers and was second on the team with 63 draw controls and 42 groundballs. She finished her Lake Erie career with 217 points, 155 goals, 62 assist, 139 ground balls, 223 draw controls and 60 caused turnovers while playing in 69 games with 67 starts.

West was also selected as Lake Erie's Senior Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and earned a spot on the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team for the second straight year. She finished her academic career with a 3.89 GPA as an Early Childhood Education major.

"We were so proud when Ashriel earned GLIAC Attacker of the Year and are even more so today in learning that she has received the Commissioner's Award for academic and athletic excellence in lacrosse," said Lake Erie Athletic Director Reid Guarnieri. "Ashriel is the epitome of the student-athlete that Lake Erie hopes to cultivate and call an alumna.  We wish her the best of luck as she enters into the professional stage of her career and thank her for all of her contributions to the College."

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