Niamh Ashe
Niamh Ashe
Height: 5-2
Year: Fr.
Hometown: East Islip, N.Y.
High School: East Islip

Before Quinnipiac: Attended East Islip High School where she lettered in five sports including soccer, lacrosse, cross country, indoor and outdoor track…Honored as the League Runner of the Year in 2012 after her senior cross country season…Awarded Jim Smith’s Most Outstanding Runner and named Undefeated League Champion…Competed in the Brown Invitational Championship race and placed 8th overall…Named Most Valuable Player at East Islip in cross country, indoor and outdoor track…All-County in cross country and indoor track…Named team captain during both track seasons…Placed 2nd in Eastern States in the 3200m race with a time of 11:06…Qualified for New Balance Nationals during her senior year and finished 7th overall (out of 45) with a 2-mile personal-best time of 11:04…Holds high school record in the 3-mile and 5k events…Personal bests include: 5K – 18:38, 3000m – 10:32, 2-mile – 11:04, 1500m – 5:08…Presented Distinguished Athlete Award by the U.S. Marine Corps…Member of National Honors Society and Foreign Language Honors Society…Received Honor Roll and School Athlete award all four years at East Islip.

Personal:  Born and raised in East Islip, N.Y…Daughter of Colm and Paula Ashe…Has one older brother Colm and three younger sisters Grainne, Roisin and Fiona…Participates in multiple community service ventures including serving as the President of AOH Division Seven…She provides leadership to 40 juniors and plays an important role in the planning and executing of charitable activities that benefit both the Parish of St. Mary and LAOH Division Seven…This past Easter, she organized the creating and preparation of Easter candy baskets that were sent to St. Mary’s Church to benefit needy children…Also volunteers at the Exchange Ambulances of the Islip’s where she is training to be an EMT…She plans to major in Nursing.