Along with the Wayland-Cohocton Athletic Department Senior Ashlee Schumacher celebrated another milestone in her illustrious soccer career when she signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Division 2 West Virginia Wesleyan. Ashlee was awarded a $15,000 athletic scholarship and a $15,000 Dean’s Academic Scholarship. Ashlee plans to study nursing while competing with the Wesleyan Bobcats.
In an intimate ceremony in the Wayland-Cohocton LGI, Ashlee was joined by her mother and past coach Danielle Blair, father Edward Schumacher and brother Anthony Schumacher while she signed her commitment papers. The family was joined by fellow athletes, coaches and friends for refreshments following the meeting.
“Everyone has always told me that you can do anything as long as you work hard enough at it, but I believe you have to have the people around you who love you and support every decision you make, “ said Ashlee to those who gathered for the signing. “Everyone who is in this room has in some way helped me and supported everything I do and that’s why I thank you so much.”
During her career Ashlee has served as team captain, and been awarded 2015 Livingston County Division 1 All Star and Exceptional Senior recognition. She is a scholar athlete and an academic honor student. In the 2015 she had 139 saves with a percentage rate of 90.850. She served her team with 8 shut-outs and a goals-against-average of 0.757. Stats for her three-year varsity career are consistent with increasing performance through her senior year. She was also named MVP in the Sgt. Devin Snyder Memorial Tournament in Cohocton.
“The person who deserves the biggest thank you is my mom,” added Ashlee. Without my mom everything I have accomplished would never have happened or would’ve been nearly impossible.”
Not only did Ashlee have an incredible varsity career, but she has participated on many club teams, attending countless camps and found every way possible to engage in soccer and improving her skills. The club teams Ashlee participated with earned numerous championships with her as goalie. She is a three-sport athlete also competing in basketball and softball.
Written By: Melonie Coley