Biography:

Ashley Lawrence captained Canada’s under-17 teams at the CONCACAF Championship and FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2012 after representing Canada at the 2010 FIFA U-17 World Cup as a 15 year old. She was twice named the under-17 Canadian Player of the Year (2011-12). With the senior team, she has a pair of silver medals from the Cyprus Cup in 2013 and 2015. She scored one goal during Canada’s quarterfinal run at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on home soil and was then part of Canada’s fourth place finish at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Lawrence notched a hat trick against Guyana during the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier where Canada finished second to earn a spot in Rio. She then helped the squad win the 2016 Algarve Cup. Lawrence plays collegiately for the University of West Virginia. In her freshman year in 2013 she scored four goals and added four assists and was named to the All-Big 12 First Team, Newcomer Team, and Academic Newcomer Team. As a sophomore she was named to the All-Big 12 First team again as well as the All-Academic Second Team while scoring four goals and seven assists.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Raphael and Tina… Brother Anthony… Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 5… Grew up participating in swimming, soccer and dancing… Outside Interests: Business major at  West Virginia University… Enjoys reading business books, cooking, dancing, watching movies, and hanging out with friends… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Once you know your purpose, it is the steps you take, in the face of adversity that make it legitimate”… Biggest inspiration has been Christine Sinclair and the admiration has only grown while playing alongside her… Always listens to music and talks to her mom before a game… Always travels with her teddy bear… Nickname: Ash…