Women's Skiing Freshman Ashley Maxfield Named Dinn Brothers / UMass Athlete of the Week
Feb. 11, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts women's skiing freshman Ashley Maxfield (Craftsbury Common, Vt.) was named the Dinn Brothers / UMass Athlete of the Week by the UMass Sports Luncheon Committee for her performance this past weekend.
Maxfield won both the Slalom and the Giant Slalom races at the Boston College Carnival held at Ascutney Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8. She finished first out of 51 competitors in the Slalom with a two-run time of 1:43.32 marking the fourth consecutive week she has won the event. In the Giant Slalom, Maxfield finished first out of 50 competitors with a two-run time of 1:44.48 to mark the second consecutive week she has won the GS. As a team, UMass women's placed third in the Slalom and placed second in the GS.
For the year, Maxfield has won six of the eight races she has competed in, including a first place showing in every slalom race and a first or second place showing in every Giant Slalom race.
The UMass men's and women's ski teams return to action this weekend as they travel to Mount Sunapee in Newbury, Vt., for the Colby-Sawyer Slalom Carnival on Friday, Feb. 13. On Saturday, Feb. 14 the teams will travel to Pat's Peak in Henniker, Vt. for the Saint Anselm Giant Slalom Carnival.
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