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Ashley Kirk
Ashley Kirk

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Macon, Ga.

High School:
Stratford Academy

Height:
5-4

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
04/08/1986

Experience:
3L

2007 First Team All-SEC
2007 Third-Team All-Region (Soccer Buzz)
2007 SEC All-Tournament Team
2007 Preseason All-SEC
2006 Second-Team All-SEC
2006 Third-Team All-Region (Soccer Buzz)
2006 SEC All-Tournament Team
2005 Second-Team All-SEC
2004 SEC Freshman of the Year

2007/Career Highlights at Graduation -- South Carolina's first four-time All-SEC player ... 2004 SEC Freshman of the Year ... 2007 First Team All-SEC ... Carolina's all-time leader in matches started (81) and tied for first for matches played (83) ... All-time leader with six game-winning assists ... Fifth all-time with 13 assists ... Tenth all-time with 31 points ... Three-time Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region selection ... Two-time SEC All-Tournament team selection.

2007 OUTLOOK -- One of the team's most talented players, has the ability to listen, learn and lead ... She is the most technical player, leads the team from the center of the midfield ... Game revolves around her play ... Good distribution and vision, and has shown herself as an experienced college player this past spring ... Captain for the fall, will lead the team once again.

2006 -- Earned second team All-SEC honors at midfield ... Third team All-Region selection by Soccer Buzz as well ... Started all 22 matches on the year ... Scored three goals and tallied three assists for nine points on the year ... Recorded assist in 3-1 win over James Madison (9/3) ... Added an assist to point total in 4-0 win over The Citadel (9/5) ... Converted a penalty kick for a goal in 6-0 win over Jacksonville State (9/17) ... First multi-goal game of her career including a game-winner in double overtime of a 2-1 win over LSU (10/20) ... Converted scoring chance in shootout to help Carolina advance past Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament ... Named to SEC All-Tournament team as well.

2005 -- Earned second team All-SEC honors at midfield ... Only player on the team to start all 18 matches on the year ... Scored three goals and added one assists for seven points ... Tallied one goal and one assist in 7-0 win over Mercer (8/26) ... Scored game-winning goal in 2-0 victory over Rhode Island (9/2) ... Scored off a direct kick in home match vs. Kentucky (10/9) ... Finished the year wiht 26 shots including 17 on goal.

2004 -- Earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors ... Scored first career goal, a game-winner in 1-0 win at Arkansas (10/22) ... All four assists on the season came in wins; Georgia State (8/27), at Furman (8/31), Houston (9/3), Clemson (9/15) ... Tallied 29 shots on the season including a season-high five at Furman (8/31).

PRE-COLLEGE -- Two-time All-Sentinel selection ... Scored on a penalty kick to send high school team to Districts her freshman season ... Did not play junior year of high school due to an ACL injury ... Played for AFC Lightning Club and coach David Chadwick.

PERSONAL -- Full name is Ashley Mae Kirk ... Majoring in physical education ... Chose USC over West Virginia and Florida ... Enjoys spending time at the beach during her spare time ... Favorite athlete is Coby Jones ... Born on April 8, 1986... Has an older brother, Jason, who played soccer at Campbell University ... Father has been in the Air Force over 25 years ... Parents are Gary and Mary Kirk.

CAREER STATISTICS

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