Mens Soccer

Jared Ashe '07 & Andrew Lacey '89 Play Soccer Games at Chelsea's Famed Stadium "The Bridge" in May, 2011

Ashe-Lacey-1Representing Lazard Asset Management during a soccer tournament Monday, May 23, Wesleyan alumni Jared Ashe '07 (left in top photo) and Andrew Lacey '89 (right in top photo) competed in a series of three contests at Chelsea's famed football (American soccer) facility Stamford Bridge.  Lazard captured the title in the four-team tournament, defeating the sponsor Macquarie Bank, 1-0; tying JP Morgan, 0-0; and knocking off SAC Capital, 2-0, to amass seven points in the round-robin structure.  As a result, Lazard received the championship trophy, a signed Chelsea trophy.

Lacey, a four-year defender for the men's soccer team at Wesleyan (1985-88) picked up a goal and five assists during his time as a defender, the final two years as a full-time starter and team captain as a senior.  Employed by Lazard for 15 years, Lacey is a Deputy Chairman with the company.  Ashe, a four-year starter, mainly on defense, and team captain as a senior, racked up 12 goals and 12 assists over his Wesleyan years.  He helped the Cardinals capture their first-ever NESCAC title in 2005 and qualify for the NCAA tournament for the first time.  The team repeated as an NCAA qualifier in 2006.  Ashe was named a second-team NSCAA Division III All-American as a senior.

Ashe, who also played basketball at Wesleyan, joined Lazard after graduation through a Wesleyan connection with Lacey.  They were the only two Americans to join the London-based group of Lazard player in the tournament as both were in the country, Ashe visiting his sister and Lacey on business.  As Ashe termed it, "Right place, right time!"