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Ashley Nicol

Ashley Nicol

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Ponte Vedra

Height:
5-9

Position:
D

2013
- Broke the school record for consecutive starts (94), overall starts (94) and tied the mark for career games played (94)
- Member of a back line that secured 12 shutouts
- Played every minute of UCF's back-to-back wins at the No Ka Oi Tournament in Hawaii
- Scored and dished an assist on the game-winning goal against Middle Tennessee (9/8)
-Posted two assists, including one on the game-winner, in UCF's 4-0 win over Stetson (9/13)
-Crossed in a ball to Kayla Adamek for UCF's first goal of its 4-1 win against Temple (10/6)
-Assisted a goal in UCF's 4-1 win over Memphis to help the team break the 26-year-old school record for an unbeaten streak (13)
-Helped lead UCF's defense to two shutouts at Houston and SMU to clinch the AAC regular season title and the program's first undefeated conference season since 1999
-Played all 220 minutes for two shutouts and netted a PK in UCF's semifinals shootout vs. USF to help the Knights clinch the first American Athletic Conference Championships title in league history

2012
- Starter in every match and part of a defense that secured 15 shutouts for a school and Conference USA record
- Scored a goal in win at USF
- Scored insurance goal against Dartmouth off a free kick
and named to UCF Tournament's All-Tournament Team
- Scored game-winner against Houston (9/28)
- Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week and to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (10/22) after helping clinch two shutouts while adding three assists and a goal over Marshall and ECU
- Played 60 minutes and posted team-high three shots on goal in UCF's first win in four years over five-time defending C-USA Tournament champion Memphis (10/31) in a 2-0 quarterfinal victory
- Named to C-USA All-Tournament Team after assisting the game-winning goals against SMU (11/2) and Tulsa (11/4) to deliver UCF's first conference tournament championship
- Scored the game-tying goal off a diving header with less than six minutes remaining and converted a PK in UCF's NCAA Tournament first round matchup against Miami - Part of a defense that finished the season ranked second nationally for goals against average (.524) and fourth nationally in shutout percentage (.625)

2011
- Played in and started all 24 matches
- Ranked third on the team with 2,194 minutes
- Registered 12 shots, including three on goal, during the campaign
- Played every minute during the team's four matches at the NCAA Championship
- Recorded a shot in the Sweet 16 triumph over North Carolina

2010
-One of just three Knights to start all 23 matches, and was the only freshman on the team to do so
-Played 1,722 minutes, ranking fourth on the squad
-Helped anchor the backline by limiting opponents to just 22 goals while earning eight shutouts overall
-Also got into the attack at times by posting three assists and placing seven of 15 shots on goal
-Played all 102 minutes in the win at South Florida and all 110 minutes at Memphis
-Notched assists against VCU, UTEP and in the NCAA Tournament vs. Fresno State

Prior to UCF
- Spent the last two years at Ponte Vedra High School and her freshman and sophomore seasons with Nease
- Selected as the MVP of the Timberwolf Classic game against Cardinal Gibbons in her senior year
- Helped Ponte Vedra win the state title over that same Cardinal Gibbons program, and was named the team's defensive MVP and to the all-county team as a junior
- Earned honorable mention honors at the state's final-four tournament
- Club team, First Coast Kyx, won the state title in 2006, and made it to the final four three-straight seasons after that championship campaign
- Was the leading scorer for the Region 3 Premier League in 2006
- Also won two Disney Showcase titles, and made the A team for the Olympic Development Program

Personal
- Daughter of Fred and Stephanie Nicol

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