first_imgMonmouth University goalie Ashley Lewis was tabbed as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending on Sept. 9.The Freehold High School graduate posted consecutive shutouts, as the Hawks defeated the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 3-0, and Columbia University, 2-0. She now has four clean sheets on the year and a 0.40 goals-against average.The Monmouth women are off to their best start since 1995, 5-0.Lewis had a phenomenal career at Freehold, collecting 57 career shutouts. She was the backstop of the Colonials’ teams that won three straight NJSIAA Group III championships from 2005 to 2007 and back-toback Group III state titles in 2005 and 2006.The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced the Best XI selections for the 2013 NWSL season, with Sky Blue FC and U.S. Women’s National Team defender Christie Rampone making the First Team.Teammate and Australian international Caitlin Foord was voted to the Second XI team.The NWSL awards are voted on by a selection of journalists who cover the league on a consistent basis, club officials and NWSL players.Rampone starred at Monmouth University (two-time Northeast Conference Player of the Year) before going on to a legendary career with the women’s national team.As the national team captain, she has won three Olympic gold medals with the U.S. team. The most recent was at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Since 1997, she has appeared in 284 games for the national team.last_img

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