SAU Buzz

Fighting Bee: Ashley Class

by Eva Latz
Posted on Sep 21, 2017


  1. When did you first start playing soccer? Did you always want to play in college?

    1. I started playing soccer when I was 5, and I started club soccer when I was 8. When I was in high school I never wanted to play in college and then I visited St. Ambrose. When I played at one of St. Ambrose’s soccer clinic, I met one of the coaches and fell in love with the soccer program. I’m really glad that I decided to play soccer here at St. Ambrose. It’s one of the best decisions i’ve ever made.

  2. The team took a trip to Jamaica over the summer, how did that benefit the team?

    1. I think we all learned the value of what it is to be a player. We have had the opportunity to play in a club, in teams, and at a university, but many of these kids in Jamaica did not even have cleats on their feet. Our love for the game grew, because it’s the norm in Jamaica to watch soccer on the weekends. Here that’s not the norm. In Jamaica, we had a field in front of our house where we worked on footwork, possession games, and endurance on the beach. I think it helped with team building. It prepared us for what was to come in preseason, and it helped with our team chemistry.

  3. It’s only the beginning of the season, but what are you expecting for the team this semester?

    1. This year, our team has had to change formations and players have had to change positions because we graduated 12 girls from our program last year. I think the freshman that have come in this year, are up for the challenge of working hard, and meeting the expectations of our coaches and our captains. If we continue to put in 100%, our season can just get better.

  4. What are the biggest strengths and weaknesses of the team?

    1. Our strengths include that we’re an aggressive team, we have a good chemistry for playing together, and we all want to have fun and win. Some of our weaknesses include trying to teach the new players how we play versus how they are used to playing. Also, making sure that we all know when it comes to game time we have to play at 100% for a full 90 minutes.

  5. What’s your favorite thing about the soccer program here at SAU?

    1. I love my teammates they make playing so much fun! I always know that at practice i’m going to have a fun time because of them. The way that we all can joke around but still be serious when it comes to game time is great. Our captains know how to make us work hard, but they also know how to encourage us to be better. Our coaches know how to push us to be better on the field and off the field.