| Ben Ashwill
Three-Time Academic All-American
Three-Time Academic All-District
Three-Time Academic All-MPSF
Four-time All-MPSF player earning second-team in 2005, honorable mention in 2003 and 2004 and 1st team in 2002...Tied for 8th all-time at UNM with 19 career goals...Moved from forward to defender as a junior...Has earned numerous academic awards with his 3.80 g.p.a. in Business Management...Has four career game-winning goals...Only three-time Academic All-American in school-history...One of only two freshman All-Americans in school history...83 career games is tied for most all-time at UNM.
2005 - Senior Season
Started all 23 games in the Lobo backline and was second on the team with 2,126 minutes played, the second most in a season in school history...Scored first goal since his sophomore season against UNLV...Earned Second Team All-MPSF honors...First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, Academic All-District and Academic All-MPSF...Radisson Hotel Classic All-Tournament Team after wins over West Virginia (2-0) and South Florida (3-2)...TLC Plumbing and Utility Invite All-Tournament Team following wins over Wisconsin (3-2) and James Madison (1-0)...CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week, MPSF Player of the Week and Golden Hurricane Classic MVP following wins over SMU (2-0) and at Tulsa (2-1)...Had the game-winning assist against Cal in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.
2004 - Junior Season
Moved from forward to defense and helped the Lobos post a school-record 0.58 g.a.a, which ranked sixth in the NCAA...Also helped lead the UNM defense to a school-record 11 shutouts, which was fourth in the nation...Recorded four assists, including the game-winner against Indiana...Earned All-MPSF honorable mention honors...CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine 2nd Team Academic All-American...Academic All-District...Academic All-MPSF...CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week on Sept. 19...Matador Soccer Invitational Defensive MVP.
2003 - Sophomore Season
Came on strong at the end of the season, scoring five of his six goals in conference play...Had two multi-goal games against Denver and Air Force in the MPSF semifinals...Scored the game-winner against Denver...Named to the Crescent Financial Solutions Invite All-Tournament team...Earned All-MPSF honorable mention honors...Also garnered Academic All-MPSF and Academic All-District awards...CoSIDA Academic All-American 2nd Team.
2002 - Freshman Season
Led the team in scoring with 12 goals and three assists...Second most goals by a freshman in school history and led all players in the MPSF...Scored game-winning goals against San Diego State, Denver and San Jose State in the MPSF tournament finals...Earned the Offensive MVP of the Lobo Invite...Named the MPSF Player of the Week on two occasions, September 8 and November 18...CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week on September 16 and Soccer America National Team of the Week on November 18...Postseason honors included MPSF 1st Team, MPSF Tournament MVP, Soccer America Freshman All-American and CollegeSoccerNews.com Freshman All-American 2nd Team.
Captain of the 2001 Sandia team that went to the state semifinals and was ranked No. 1 in the nation...All-state performer for three years...District player-of-the-year in 2000 and 2001...Named to the 2001 All-Rocky Mountain Region Team by the NSCAA.
Played for the Classic Bandidos club team...Seven time state champs...2001 and 2002 Far West Region champs...3rd in the nation in 2001...Teammate of current Lobo Brandon Moss on 2002 squad...Played again in 2003.
Olympic Development Program
1984 age group...New Mexico state team member 1997-01...Far West Region team member in 2000, competing in the Guadalajara, Mexico international tournament.
Born September 14, 1983...Son of Tom and Donna Ashwill...Has two sisters, Brandi, who was a member of the 1998 UNM women's soccer team, and Tammy...Majored in Business Management.