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Women's Soccer - Thu, May. 14, 2009
          (Notre Dame, IN) Former Marian High School (Mishawaka, IN) goalkeeper, Ashleigh Lemp, will transfer to Holy Cross College to play soccer for the Saints this fall. Lemp was previously at the University of Southern Indiana, an NCAA Division II school.
             In 2007, Lemp appeared in six games as a freshman, and in her first collegiate start earned the victory over the University of North Alabama. She finished the 2007 season with a total of seven saves in six appearances.


          "There are a lot of aspects to Holy Cross that I like, but playing for Carlos was a big plus," said Lemp. "We had a great relationship in high school, and now we get to carry that into college and help start a program."


          Under the tutelage of Carlos Reynolds, Lemp was able to set Marian records throughout her high school career. As a senior, she recorded 139 saves and finished with 375 career saves. In her junior year, Lemp set the single-match record of 23 saves.


          Not only did Lemp set records for Marian, but she also earned many awards during high school. She was named Northern Indiana High School Goalkeeper of the Year as a senior and was named to the All-District first team from 2004-06. Lemp was also a two-time first team All-Conference member from 2005-06, and as a sophomore was named second team All-Conference. She helped Marian win the 2006 sectional and regional championships and led the team to the 2005 and 2006 conference championships.


          "I am excited and happy to have Ashleigh play goalkeeper for us," said Coach Reynolds.  "I know she will do great, and fit in with the Holy Cross family."


          Lemp and Head Coach Carlos Reynolds will be reunited at Holy Cross. The Saints will be entering their first year in varsity competition as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). In their first year, the Saints will be a part of the Association of Independent Institutions (AII), and probationary members of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).