#12 Ashley Jones
Served as midfield spark in 2004 national-titleseason before making transition as part-time starter atleft back in 2005 and then spending most of 2006 asstarting right back before playing both midfield andleft back in 2007 … well-suited for outside back, dueto tireless work-rate, strong crossing ability with bothfeet and keen understanding of game[apos]s tactics … anear-flawless student and first team Academic All-American who posted … a defensive battler andoffensive threat who steadily became more composedand confident … classic workhorse who competes allover the field … played in all 105 games of her career,establishing a new career-high mark at Notre Dame… a consistent, emotionally-grounded and reliableindividual in all aspects of her life … joined teammatesBrittany Bock, Amanda Cinalli and Carrie Dew inattending tryout camps for 2006 U.S. Under-20National Team … experienced rare double of winningnational titles with her state Olympic Development(Cal-South) and local club teams (So-Cal United) in2004, prior to joining the Irish … reunited at NotreDame with junior defender Carrie Dew, who joinedJones as captains of the Cal-South ODP nationalchamps … became seventh different Notre Damewomen[apos]s soccer player ever to be a first teamAcademic All-American.
AS A SENIOR:Repeated as a CoSIDA first teamAcademic All-American, with a 3.98 cumulative GPAas 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 atmidseason and responded with a five-game pointstreak, on a goal and four assists … had impressive goalin BIG EAST quarterfinal versus Rutgers, elevatingover goalkeeper Erin Guthrie to connect on a leftsidecorner kick from Kerri Hanks for a header that wentoff 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 inNCAA round-of-16 win at UNC (3-2), shifting to leftback in the second half for injured Elise Weber … alsoplayed 19 minutes against Duke in the NCAAquarterfinals.AS A JUNIOR:Named an ESPN TheMagazine/CoSIDA first team Academic All-American… starting right back who was one of eight 2006players to tie Notre Dame record for games played ina season (27; a record she also set in 2004, along withnine others) … logged 25 starts (all but midseasongames with Pittsburgh and Providence) at primarilyright back, although she utilized her strong off-footafter shifting to left side in four starts: at Georgetown(left back Christie Shaner started centrally) and in firstthree NCAA games, due to Shaner[apos]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[apos]sthird-best goals-against average (0.40), a nationleading19 shutouts (ND record), 24 of 27 games with0-1 goals allowed, nation[apos]s top scoring margin (+74;85-11), and ND-record low for shots on goal by theopposition (2.11/gm; 57) … helped limit 19th-rankedUSC 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 ofthe week (Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer)after helping limit DePaul (5-0) and Michigan (2-0) tonine combined shots (four on goal) and four cornerkicks (she also helped set up first goal vs. theWolverines) … helped Irish win BIG EAST title (3-0vs. St. John[apos]s; 2-0 vs. Marquette; 4-2 vs. Rutgers) afterallowing only two goals, 23 shots, 10 shots on goal andfour corners in the three games … the dominationcontinued in first four NCAA games (7-1 vs. Oakland,1-0 vs. UWM, 3-0 vs. CU, 4-0 vs. Penn State), as theIrish allowed only one goal, 17 shots (5 SOG) and 10corners … her short pass from the right flank led toJill Krivacek[apos]s tying goal (no assist) in showdown withfellow number-one ranked Santa Clara, later addingassist with rightside throw-in that led to MicheleWeissenhofer[apos]s linedrive and Cinalli[apos]s volley at far-leftpost (capping 3-1 win) … scored for final marginversus Louisville (2-0) … took drop pass fromCourtney Rosen and lobbed right-flank shot intoupper corner on far-post side, capping 5-0 win atProvidence … assisted on pair of goals in BIG EASTtitle game versus Rutgers (4-2), the only time in hercareer that she has scored/assisted on multiple goals ina game … set up quickest postseason goal in NotreDame history (0:57; vs. RU), as part of crisp sevenplayercombination … her pass assisted on Bock[apos]s turnand-shoot goal that opened scoring in NCAA thirdroundgame with #14 Colorado (3-0).AS A SOPHOMORE:Made successful transitionfrom midfield to defense, including eight key starts atleft back as Irish coped with absence of veteranstarters … appeared in all 25 games with 10 total starts,plus one goal and an assist while playing most of her1,435 minutes in defensive third … joined seniorAcademic All-Americans Bohn and Annie Schefter inreceiving ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District V honors … also received NotreDame women[apos]s soccer[apos]s Rockne Student-AthleteAward … named all-tournament selection at VermontClassic, after playing first 57 minutes in 11-1 win overNew Hampshire and logging 90 versus the hostCatamounts (6-0) … started at left back versusVermont, as the Irish allowed only two total shots (oneon goal) and no corner kicks … started at left back thenext week versus 11th-ranked Florida and played first59 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 SantaClara Classic, which completed her seventh straightstart at left back … played 90 minutes in 3-0 win over20th-ranked Michigan, plus 49 in 4-0 win over #10Connecticut, 41 in BIG EAST semifinal win at #11Marquette (3-0) and 43 in BIG EAST title game (5-0vs. #15 UConn) … scored lone goal of season in BIGEAST quarterfinal versus Georgetown (6-1), takingpasses from Katie Thorlakson and Bock and scoringfrom tricky angle with rising shot to far-left side (3-0)… assisted on goal in BIG EAST title game, as amidfielder … logged 50-plus minutes in first threeNCAA Tournament games (6-0 vs.Valparaiso, 3-0 vs.Michigan State, 5-2 vs.Yale) before seeing 16 minutesoff the bench in 3-1 loss at top-ranked Portland.AS A FRESHMAN:Provided big spark to midfieldwhile joining nine teammates in setting Notre Damerecord for games played (27) … made six regularseasonstarts and played at least 23 minutes in all sixNCAA games … scored in BIG EAST title gameversus Connecticut … all four of her assists producedgame-winning goals … logged 59 minutes in openerversus Baylor (7-2) before starting in 3-0 win overEastern Illinois … started in wins over Pittsburgh (3-1;season-high 87 minutes), Providence (3-0), atGeorgetown (2-1) and versus Seton Hall (3-1), withother start in scoreless tie with Rutgers … her drivenball from right side set up Candace Chapman goal atArizona State, ending rare first-half deficit (2-1) …assisted on Maggie Manning[apos]s far-post shot from rightside at Texas Tech (3-0) … provided service from leftendline for late goal that beat Boston College (1-0),with Lorenzen volleying cross near top of box and JenBuczkowski scoring on low shot from 10 yards …preserved that lead in 88th minute by clearing a LaineCeddia header that bounced near the goal line …added another assist on a Buczkowski goal versus BCin BIG EAST semifinals (2-0), after taking feed fromChapman and dribbling away from pursuit … pickedperfect time for first goal of season, early in second halfof BIG EAST title game versus UConn (Huskiesrallied late for 2-1 win) … scored on volley from sixyards, after Thorlakson[apos]s right-endline cross … logged45 minutes while adding final assist in NCAA thirdroundrematch with UConn (2-0) … played 46minutes in title game versus UCLA (1-1; 4-3 PKs),facing several players from youth-soccer days … rankedamong top scorers (2G-3A) in six-game preseasonBrazil trip including 2G-1A versus Jundai (5-1) beforeassisting on goals versus Sao Cartano (3-0) andGuarani (3-0).PREP & PERSONAL: Twice named all-state atWestlake High School (15G-17A as captain and MVPin [apos]03-[apos]04) … led 2002-03 team to sectional title (21-0-1) … helped WHS go 69-7-9 in her career (threeunbeaten seasons, four league titles) … named allleague/all-county each season … WHS athlete of theyear and Ventura County Star scholar-athlete of theyear … three-year member of WHS cross countryteam (team MVP, all-league/all-county as freshmanand sophomore; team captain as a junior) … honorstudent (4.54 indexed GPA), governor[apos]s scholar,California Scholarship Federation Gold Seal recipientand physics student of the year … Brother Brian playsof the Cal Poly soccer team … full name AshleyLauren Jones … Daughter of Doug and Lisa Jones …born Aug. 20, 1986 in Valencia, Calif.
Jones[apos] Career Statistics
Postseason: 2G-6A in 33GP/12GS(2A in 7GS during NCAAs)