Tobago’s Asha James has won the Newcomer of the Year Award in the Lone Star Conference (LSC) Women’s Soccer Player of the Year honors on Tuesday.
The Caanan-native, who is a sophomore at West Texas A&M, was one of four players to be honored from her university.
James was also named on the All-Conference team after scoring four goals and providing three assists to help West Texas A&M to the conference semi-finals.
She joined the Lady Buffs during the past year from Florida International.
West Texas A&M finished the season at 6-4-0 overall and 4-1-0 in Lone Star Conference play.
James was a dual athlete at Florida competing in women’s football and throwing the javelin.
She is the school’s record-holder for the javelin throw.
A former Signal Hill Secondary School student, James competed in football, cricket, and track and field.
She was the 2013 and 2016 Signal Hill Football Player of the Year and was the 2015 Signal Hill Cricketer of the Year.
James was also part of the Trinidad and Tobago Beach Soccer team that won gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, the Bahamas in 2017.