UNC Women's Soccer BIO
18 Ashlyn Harris
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General: One of the top goalkeepers in the nation, she will head into the 2009 season as the full-time starter at the position...she and Anna Rodenbough shared responsibilities in the goal beginning with the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and extending through the entirety of the 2007 & 2008 seasons...the two goalkeepers alternated starts and each played one half of every game...considered one of the best young goalkeepers in the world...she originally enrolled at Carolina in the spring semester of 2005 in order to train with the team in spring practice...after a thumb injury that spring kept her off the pitch, she tore her right ACL on her first day back to practice in the summer as she was preparing for duty with the National Team...subsequent ACL knee surgery forced her to miss the 2005 season.

National Team Experience: Has been called into the full National Team camp for training in September 2009...began the year as a member of the U23 Women's National Team player pool...in 2007, she was a member of the full U.S. National Team player pool...trained in 2006 with the U.S. National Team...spent 2005 and 2006 with the U.S. U21 National Team...was one of four players on the 2004 U.S. U19 National Team that had also played on the 2002 U.S. U19s that won the inaugural FIFA U19 World Championship...in 2002, she played every minute of the tournament and earned a overtime shutout victory in the 1-0 title game win over Canada...started again in goal for the 2004 U19 Team at the World Championship...the U.S. took third place at that event ... was the most experienced player on the 2004 U19 team with a team-leading 33 caps with the squad the since 2001...started all five matches at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament leading up to the 2004 U19 World Cup...started every game she played during the 2004 U19 season ... in 2003, she started four international matches, snagging two shutouts...also played seven games that year for the U21 WNT, helping the U.S. win the Nordic Cup title in Denmark as the starting keeper ... in 2002, she led U19 goalkeepers in appearances and starts with 15 while registering eight shutouts ... was the youngest player amongst the 2002 FIFA U19 world champions ... in 2001, she led U19 goalkeepers in appearances (11) and starts (nine), recording four shutouts ... during the 2000 season at the age of 15, she played with the U16, U17 and U19 squads.

Club Soccer: Played club soccer with boys teams until the age of 14 ... her first teams were the Palm Bay Rangers and South Brevard United ... then played for Seminole Ice girls team for three seasons ... won the state championship in 2003 with the U17 Indialantic Force.

Junior Season (2008): Split time with Anna Rodenbough in goal, alternating starting assignments while each player played one half in each contest...appeared in 27 games and recorded 1233 minutes and 27 seconds of playing time...had a goals against average of 0.66...started 13 games...beginning with the September 25 game at Clemson and extending through the end of the year she and Rodenbough alternated all the remaining starts...allowed nine goals while making 28 saves for a .757 save percentage...shared 17 shutouts on the season with the rest of the goalkeeping corps...registered a career-high six saves against Stanford...made three saves in the second half of NCAA wins over Illinois in the third round and UCLA in the semifinals while not allowing a goal in either game ...recorded an assist against Fordham on a goal by Nikki Washington in the 53rd minute...was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Duke adidas Classic...again excelled academically as she was named to the ACC All-Academic Team and the 2009 ACC Academic Honor Roll...earned Dean's List honors in both semesters.

Sophomore Season (2007): A member of the ACC All-Academic Team ... split time with Anna Rodenbough in goal, alternating starts and each playing a half of every game... appeared in 19 games, recording a team-high 1,220 minutes and seven seconds...allowed nine goals on the season while registering 29 saves for a .763 save percentage... made numerous spectacular saves against Virginia in the regular season finale at Fetzer Field in an overtime win... was in goal for the ACC Tournament semifinals against Virginia in the second half and overtime...she saved the fourth Virginia penalty kick during the shootout as Carolina advanced to the finals, 4-2...compiled three solo shutouts while starting nine games on the season...named to Dean's List in both semesters of the school year...2008 ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Freshman Season (2006): She was able to rehab from a pair of ACL tears, one in 2005 and one in 2006, in order to enter the UNC lineup in time to play in all six NCAA Tournament matches....while training with the U.S. National Team in June 2006 she suffered what appeared to be a season-ending knee injury...she made a remarkably quick recovery in order to play by November...2006 marked the second straight summer she had been sidelined by knee surgery in the after suffering knee injuries while playing for national teams...played the second half of NCAA matches against UNC Asheville, Navy, UCLA and Notre Dame...also came in to play 34 minutes against Tennessee and 33 minutes against Texas A&M...she made seven saves and allowed three goals in 247 minutes of action...she entered the game against Texas A&M with the Tar Heels trailing 2-1 with 33 minutes to play and held the Aggies scoreless the rest of the way as Carolina rallied for a 3-2 victory...made a key save in the second half of the NCAA semifinals on a breakaway by UCLA's Danesha Adams when the game was still scoreless...named to the 2007 ACC Academic Honor Roll...earned honors on the Dean's List in spring 2007 semester.

Redshirt Season (2005): Redshirted during the 2005 season after tearing her right ACL during her first practice with the Tar Heels...2006 ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Prep: Graduated from Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Fla. in May 2004...named a four-time NSCAA All-America and was the NSCAA Player of the Year in 2004...a four-time Parade Magazine All-America, including being named the Parade Magazine Player of the Year in 2004 ... named team MVP and to All-County Team and All-Region Team in 2003 & 2004 ... was the Gatorade National Girls' Soccer Player of the Year in 2004...led high school team to state championships her sophomore and junior years.

Personal: Full name is Ashlyn Michelle Harris...nicknamed Ash...the daughter of Mike Harris and Tammye Harris...was born October 19, 1985 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. ...has one brother, Chris Harris ... her hometown is now Palm Bay, Fla.

2008-09 ASHLYN HARRIS HONORS
• ACC All-Academic Team
• 2009 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Fall 2008 Dean's List
• Spring 2009 Dean's List
• 2008 Duke adidas Classic All-Tournament Team

About Ashlyn...
Academic Major:
Communication Studies
Career Plans: President of the United States of America or America's next top model.
Hobbies: Getting crazy with the girls, laughing with my best friend (Whitney) until my stomach hurts, going out, and laying out at the beach.
Athlete I Most Admire: Anson Dorrance
Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning the National Championship for Kelly Muldoon. RIP, she will be in our hearts forever.
People with the Greatest Influence on my Athletic Career: My family and friends.
Favorite Book: I read so much I love them all. Reading just soothes my soul.
Favorite Foods: Steak and macaroni and cheese.
Favorite Movie: Knocked Up
Favorite TV Show: The Hills
Favorite TV Show as a Child: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Sport I Would Play Other Than Soccer: Sumo Wrestling
Superpower I Wish I Had: Harry Potter's magic broomstick and wand so I could fly and cast crazy spells on people.
Place I Want To Live For The Rest Of My Life: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20500
I Can't Live Without: The one, the only ... Tom Sander; My family.

Career Statistics

Year	GP/GS	Minutes	GA	Avg	Saves	Pct	Record	Solo SO	Shots Faced
2006 6/0 247:27 3 1.09 7 .700 2-0-0 0.0 22 2007 19/9 1220:07 9 0.66 29 .763 10-1-1 3.0 78 2008 27/13 1233:27 9 0.66 28 .757 10-0-1 0.0 89 Totals 52/22 2702:01 21 0.70 64 .753 22-1-2 3.0 189
*Harris recorded an assist versus Fordham on September 21, 2008.
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Satellite Beach, Fla.
High School: Satellite
UNC North Carolina Women's Soccer


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