Former Merrimack women's soccer player Laura Asbell '07 was recently awarded the Washington State Medal of Honor for her heroics on the Issaquah Police Force.
On September 24, 2011, Asbell along with other officers responded to an armed man call, with shots fired at a local school. The officers placed themselves between the shooting suspect and numerous citizens at a sporting event. The officers exchanged gun fire with the suspect for over ten minutes before he was neutralized.
Officer Laura Asbell has served over four years with the Issaquah Police Department.
A 2007 graduate of Merrimack College, Asbell played four years of soccer for the Warriors. She tallied 48 points in her career on 16 goals and 16 assists. Asbell appeared in 74 career games for Merrimack in her four years.
During her career, the Warriors advanced to three NCAA Tournaments.