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    Ashley Jones

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Westlake Village, CA

    High School:
    Westlake

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    Defender/Midfielder

    Birthdate:
    08/20/1986

    Club Team:
    So-Cal United


    05/08/2014

    Pitch Points: Irish Use Spring To Build Framework For Future

    Notre Dame continues transition under first-year head coach Theresa Romagnolo.

    11/26/2013

    Three Irish Soccer Players Named Academic All-Americans

    Harrison Shipp and Patrick Hodan from the men's team along with Elizabeth Tucker from the women's squad receive honors.

    10/31/2013

    Elizabeth Tucker Earns First-Team Academic All-District Honors

    Senior women's soccer defender/tri-captain advances to national ballot for third consecutive year.

    Served as midfield spark in 2004 national-title season before making transition as part-time starter at left back in 2005 and then spending most of 2006 as starting right back before playing both midfield and left back in 2007 ... well-suited for outside back, due to tireless work-rate, strong crossing ability with both feet and keen understanding of game's tactics ... a near-flawless student and first team Academic All- American who posted ... a defensive battler and offensive threat who steadily became more composed and confident ... classic workhorse who competes all over the field ... played in all 105 games of her career, establishing a new career-high mark at Notre Dame ... a consistent, emotionally-grounded and reliable individual in all aspects of her life ... joined teammates Brittany Bock, Amanda Cinalli and Carrie Dew in attending tryout camps for 2006 U.S. Under-20 National Team ... experienced rare double of winning national titles with her state Olympic Development (Cal-South) and local club teams (So-Cal United) in 2004, prior to joining the Irish ... reunited at Notre Dame with junior defender Carrie Dew, who joined Jones as captains of the Cal-South ODP national champs ... became seventh different Notre Damewomen's soccer player ever to be a first team Academic All-American.

    AS A SENIOR:Repeated as a CoSIDA first team Academic All-American, with a 3.98 cumulative GPA as an accounting major ... played in all 26 games ... recorded three goals and five assists for 11 points ... her 11 points marked a new season-high total ... shifted to her more natural position of midfield at midseason and responded with a five-game point streak, on a goal and four assists ... had impressive goal in BIG EAST quarterfinal versus Rutgers, elevating over goalkeeper Erin Guthrie to connect on a leftside corner kick from Kerri Hanks for a header that went off the bottom of the crossbar to put the Irish up, 1-0 ... made three early starts at left back (vs. Michigan, Santa Clara and Oklahoma State) ... played key role in NCAA round-of-16 win at UNC (3-2), shifting to left back in the second half for injured Elise Weber ... also played 19 minutes against Duke in the NCAA quarterfinals.

    AS A JUNIOR:Named an ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA first team Academic All-American ... starting right back who was one of eight 2006 players to tie Notre Dame record for games played in a season (27; a record she also set in 2004, along with nine others) ... logged 25 starts (all but midseason games with Pittsburgh and Providence) at primarily right back, although she utilized her strong off-foot after shifting to left side in four starts: at Georgetown (left back Christie Shaner started centrally) and in first three NCAA games, due to Shaner's illness (vs. Oakland, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Colorado) ... finished eighth on team in scoring (9 points; 2G-5A) while logging seventh-most minutes (1,929; 72/gm) ... key member of dominant defense that posted nation's third-best goals-against average (0.40), a nationleading 19 shutouts (ND record), 24 of 27 games with 0-1 goals allowed, nation's top scoring margin (+74; 85-11), and ND-record low for shots on goal by the opposition (2.11/gm; 57) ... helped limit 19th-ranked USC to pair of shots and none on goal (2-0) ... selected as BIG EAST defensive player of the week ( Sept. 11-17) and named to pair of national teams of the week (Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer) after helping limit DePaul (5-0) and Michigan (2-0) to nine combined shots (four on goal) and four corner kicks (she also helped set up first goal vs. the Wolverines) ... helped Irish win BIG EAST title (3-0 vs. St. John's; 2-0 vs. Marquette; 4-2 vs. Rutgers) after allowing only two goals, 23 shots, 10 shots on goal and four corners in the three games ... the domination continued in first four NCAA games (7-1 vs. Oakland, 1-0 vs. UWM, 3-0 vs. CU, 4-0 vs. Penn State), as the Irish allowed only one goal, 17 shots (5 SOG) and 10 corners ... her short pass from the right flank led to Jill Krivacek's tying goal (no assist) in showdown with fellow number-one ranked Santa Clara, later adding assist with rightside throw-in that led to Michele Weissenhofer's linedrive and Cinalli's volley at far-left post (capping 3-1 win) ... scored for final margin versus Louisville (2-0) ... took drop pass from Courtney Rosen and lobbed right-flank shot into upper corner on far-post side, capping 5-0 win at Providence ... assisted on pair of goals in BIG EAST title game versus Rutgers (4-2), the only time in her career that she has scored/assisted on multiple goals in a game ... set up quickest postseason goal in Notre Dame history (0:57; vs. RU), as part of crisp sevenplayer combination ... her pass assisted on Bock's turnand- shoot goal that opened scoring in NCAA thirdround game with #14 Colorado (3-0).

    AS A SOPHOMORE:Made successful transition from midfield to defense, including eight key starts at left back as Irish coped with absence of veteran starters ... appeared in all 25 games with 10 total starts, plus one goal and an assist while playing most of her 1,435 minutes in defensive third ... joined senior Academic All-Americans Bohn and Annie Schefter in receiving ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District V honors ... also received Notre Dame women's soccer's Rockne Student-Athlete Award ... named all-tournament selection at Vermont Classic, after playing first 57 minutes in 11-1 win over New Hampshire and logging 90 versus the host Catamounts (6-0) ... started at left back versus Vermont, as the Irish allowed only two total shots (one on goal) and no corner kicks ... started at left back the next week versus 11th-ranked Florida and played first 59 minutes, in place of Shaner (out do to illness) ... helped Irish jump out to 2-0 lead in Florida game ... picked up another all-tournament honor at the Santa Clara Classic, which completed her seventh straight start at left back ... played 90 minutes in 3-0 win over 20th-ranked Michigan, plus 49 in 4-0 win over #10 Connecticut, 41 in BIG EAST semifinal win at #11 Marquette (3-0) and 43 in BIG EAST title game (5-0 vs. #15 UConn) ... scored lone goal of season in BIG EAST quarterfinal versus Georgetown (6-1), taking passes from Katie Thorlakson and Bock and scoring from tricky angle with rising shot to far-left side (3-0) ... assisted on goal in BIG EAST title game, as a midfielder ... logged 50-plus minutes in first three NCAA Tournament games (6-0 vs.Valparaiso, 3-0 vs. Michigan State, 5-2 vs.Yale) before seeing 16 minutes off the bench in 3-1 loss at top-ranked Portland.

    AS A FRESHMAN:Provided big spark to midfield while joining nine teammates in setting Notre Dame record for games played (27) ... made six regularseason starts and played at least 23 minutes in all six NCAA games ... scored in BIG EAST title game versus Connecticut ... all four of her assists produced game-winning goals ... logged 59 minutes in opener versus Baylor (7-2) before starting in 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois ... started in wins over Pittsburgh (3-1; season-high 87 minutes), Providence (3-0), at Georgetown (2-1) and versus Seton Hall (3-1), with other start in scoreless tie with Rutgers ... her driven ball from right side set up Candace Chapman goal at Arizona State, ending rare first-half deficit (2-1) ... assisted on Maggie Manning's far-post shot from right side at Texas Tech (3-0) ... provided service from left endline for late goal that beat Boston College (1-0), with Lorenzen volleying cross near top of box and Jen Buczkowski scoring on low shot from 10 yards ... preserved that lead in 88th minute by clearing a Laine Ceddia header that bounced near the goal line ... added another assist on a Buczkowski goal versus BC in BIG EAST semifinals (2-0), after taking feed from Chapman and dribbling away from pursuit ... picked perfect time for first goal of season, early in second half of BIG EAST title game versus UConn (Huskies rallied late for 2-1 win) ... scored on volley from six yards, after Thorlakson's right-endline cross ... logged 45 minutes while adding final assist in NCAA thirdround rematch with UConn (2-0) ... played 46 minutes in title game versus UCLA (1-1; 4-3 PKs), facing several players from youth-soccer days ... ranked among top scorers (2G-3A) in six-game preseason Brazil trip including 2G-1A versus Jundai (5-1) before assisting on goals versus Sao Cartano (3-0) and Guarani (3-0).

    PREP & PERSONAL: Twice named all-state at Westlake High School (15G-17A as captain and MVP in '03-'04) ... led 2002-03 team to sectional title (21- 0-1) ... helped WHS go 69-7-9 in her career (three unbeaten seasons, four league titles) ... named allleague/ all-county each season ... WHS athlete of the year and Ventura County Star scholar-athlete of the year ... three-year member of WHS cross country team (team MVP, all-league/all-county as freshman and sophomore; team captain as a junior) ... honor student (4.54 indexed GPA), governor's scholar, California Scholarship Federation Gold Seal recipient and physics student of the year ... Brother Brian plays of the Cal Poly soccer team ... full name Ashley Lauren Jones ... Daughter of Doug and Lisa Jones ... born Aug. 20, 1986 in Valencia, Calif.

    Jones' Career Statistics

    YearGP-GSShGAPtsGW
    200427/6111460
    200525/1081130
    200627/2582590
    200726/121635111
    Totals105/5343715291

    Postseason: 2G-6A in 33GP/12GS (2A in 7GS during NCAAs)

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