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Ashley Lawrence

#9 Ashley Lawrence

M | Sr. | 5-6 | Toronto, Ontario | Mayfield Secondary

  • 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
  • Current midfield starter for the Canadian Women’s National Team
  • Member of the Canadian 2016 Rio Summer Olympics roster
  • Member of the Canadian 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster
  • Needs one assist to break onto WVU all-time career assists list
  • Has started 63 of 66 career matches

2015-16 Junior

  •  MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
  •  NSCAA All-America First Team
  •  NSCAA All-Region First Team
  •  All-Big 12 First Team
  •  Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team 
  •  Started all 23 matches and played 1,729 minutes, the sixth-best total on team
  •  Paced the team with a career single-season best eight assists, the second-best total in the Big 12 Conference and the fourth-best total for a WVU junior
  •  Finished third on the team with 18 points (5 G, 8 A), the fifth-best total in the Big 12
  •  Five goals were second-best total on squad and ranked No. 10 in the Big 12
  •  Matched a career high with three-point effort (1 G, 1 A) in 5-0 win over Duquesne on Aug. 30
  •  Set-up game-winning goal in team’s 1-0 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 20
  •  Added insurance goal in 2-0 win over Texas on Sept. 25
  •  Netted goal 62 seconds into the match in 2-1 win over TCU on Oct. 2, the second-fastest score in school history
  •  Assisted on both goals in team’s 2-1 overtime win at Oklahoma State on Oct. 23•
  • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (10/27)
  •  Hoosier Classic All-Tournament Team
  •  No. 28, TDS.com Midseason Top 100
  •  Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team
  •  TDS.com Preseason Best XI Third Team
  •  No. 32, TDS.com Preseason Top 100

2014-15 Sophomore

  •  NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team
  •  All-Big 12 First Team
  •  Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP
  •  Big 12 All-Tournament Team
  •  Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Second Team
  •  Started all 20 matches available for at midfield
  •  Finished second on team with 15 points on four goals and a team-best seven assists
  •  Assist total ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 Conference
  •  Dished out a single-game career high two assists in three separate games
  •  First career two-assist game came in WVU’s 4-1 win over La Salle on Sept. 19
  •  Added insurance goal in team’s 2-0 win at Texas on Sept. 28
  •  Put WVU ahead for good with first-half score against No. 15 Texas Tech on Oct. 10
  •  Assisted on both of Kate Schwindel’s scores in team’s 2-0 victory at No. 9 Kansas on Oct. 19
  •  Tallied assists on both goals in WVU’s 2-1 win against TCU in Big 12 Championship quarterfinal on Nov. 5
  •  No. 75, TopDrawerSoccer.com Midseason Top 100
  •  Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team
  •  No. 82, TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Top 100

2013-14 Freshman

  •  NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team
  •  All-Big 12 First Team
  •  All-Big 12 Newcomer Team
  •  Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team
  •  Big 12 All-Tournament Team
  •  Saw time in all 23 matches and started 20 at midfield
  •  Ranked No. 4 on team with 12 points
  •  Four assists ranked No. 3 on team, No. 9 in Big 12
  •  Earned first career point off an assist on Kelsie Maloney’s goal at No. 2 Penn State in team’s season-opening 2-2 draw on Aug. 23
  •  Earned a game-best three points in 4-0 win over Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 13, including first career goal
  •  Registered a career-high six shots against TCU on Oct. 13
  •  Tallied the game-winning goal in the Mountaineers’ 1-0 win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Soccer Championship final on Nov. 10; finished tournament with three points
  •  Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 8)
  •  Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team

High School

  •  Full Canadian National Team member
  •  Attended U-20 (July 2012) and Full National Team (Jan. 2013) camps, including international CAPS at the Four-Nation Tournament in China (Jan. 2013)
  •  Captained Canada’s U-17 teams at CONCACAF qualifiers (April 2012) and Women’s World Cup (September 2012)
  •  Represented Canada at the 2010 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago
  •  Won Gold medals with Team Ontario at U-14 Nationals and U16 Nationals
  •  Twice named U-17 Canadian Player of the Year (2011-12)
  •  Played club for Erin Mills Mighty Eagles under coach Cyprian McFarlane
  •  Led team to Gold medal at 2010 Ontario Summer Games, two Gold medals at the Ontario Cup Championship and a Gold medal at the National Club Championships in Lethbridge, Alberta
  •  Two-time Petro Canada Fueling Athlete and Coaching Excellence Program member (2010-11)
  •  Attended Mayfield Secondary School after three seasons of soccer at Cardinal Leger High for coach James Chambers

Personal

  •  Daughter of Raphael Emovon and Tina Lawrence
  •  One of two children
  •  Birthday is June 11
  •  Scored Canada’s lone goal in 1-1 draw against Netherlands in Group A play at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup
  •  Invited to camp with the Canadian Women’s National Team in summer of 2014
  •  Majoring in sport & exercise psychology
  •  Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  •  Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
SeasonClassGPStartShotsSOGGoalsAssistsYellowPKPKAtt
Totals 9187209691729211
2013Fr2320461144100
2014So2020531447000
2015Jr2323482158100
2016Sr25246223410011

Three Named NSCAA All-America

By Shannon McNamara | December 02, 2016

For the first time in program history, three West Virginia University women’s soccer student-athlete have garnered All-America accolades from the NSCAA.

Duo Tabbed Senior CLASS Award All-Americans

By Shannon McNamara | December 02, 2016

Duke University defender/midfielder Christina Gibbons has been selected in nationwide balloting as the 2016 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I women’s soccer.

College Cup Press Conference

By Maggie Matella | December 01, 2016

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown, Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence talk to members of the media at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.