Ashley Steacy began playing rugby in grade 10 and went on to graduate from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in Lethbridge, Alberta. Steacy is well decorated when it comes to rugby accolades. A three-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport champion, she was also a two-time CIS Player of the Year after earning her undergrad at the University of Lethbridge. In 2007, Ashley received her first cap with both Canada’s Women’s Sevens and Fifteens Teams. Since then, she has performed on some of the biggest stages in rugby. In 2009, she was named to Canada’s team for the Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens. In 2010, she was with the fifteens team participating in the Women’s Rugby World Cup and in 2013 she won a silver medal playing in her second Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens. Her 162 career points scored in the Women’s Sevens World Series ranks fourth in Canadian history. She was most recently named to the 2014-15 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Dream Team.
Family: Parents Lorne Steacy and Diane Patzer… Older brother Dustin Patzer, older brother Andrew Patzer and younger sister Sharee Patzer… Getting into the Sport: Started playing rugby at the age of 15… Outside Interests: Has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Lethbridge… Odds and Ends: Enjoys camping, reading and crocheting as well as Pinterest cooking and crafting… Nicknames are “Patz” and “Patzer”.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
WSWS: 2012-13 – 3rd place; 2013-14 – 3rd place; 2014-15 – 2nd place;
WCup 7s: 2013 – SILVER