Representing 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!"