16 Ashley Smith
16 Ashley Smith
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Shelbyville, Tenn.
High School: Shelbyville Central
Previous College: Tennessee Tech
Position: MF
Major: Communications

In 2009 (Junior): Ashley will look to rebound from a subpar 2009 season, as she prepares for her senior year at Tech. Ashley had 14 shots in 18 games during her Junior campaign, after leading the Eagles in several statistical categories in 2008. Her intensity and hard work ethic should give her a much better start moving forward.

IN 2008 (Sophomore): Ashley was named second-team all-OVC after leading the team in goals (7), assists (3), points (17) game-winning goals (2), shots (38) and shots on goal (19). She also ranked second in the OVC in goals, third in points and tied for fourth in assists. Had a season-high three points in Tech’s 2-1 win over OVC opponent Southeast Missouri when she scored Tech’s game-winning goal, and added an assist.

IN 2007 (Freshman):  Ashley scored three goals in 14 games during her freshman season, for a total of six points. Finished the season with 17 shots, including 10 on goal.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ashley was named 2003 District 8-AAA freshman-of-the-year, 2004 and 2005 first-team all-District 8-AAA, and captain of the Shelbyville Central High School soccer team.

CLUB EXPERIENCE: Ashley played for the Azules Shelbyville from 1998-1999. In 2000, she played with the Murfreesboro Strikers and stayed there until 2003. From 2004 to 2006, she was a member of the TNFC 89 Girls White Fire.

PERSONAL: Ashley is the daughter of James and Jerri Lynn Smith…majoring in communications with a concentration in public relations…born March 6, 1989, in Shelbyville, Tenn.…full name is Ashley Leanne Smith.