Position
Defender
Height
5'7
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Lilburn, Ga.
High School
Shiloh HS

Received her bachelor’s degree in marketing in the Spring of 2003.

SENIOR SEASON (2002)
Earned Second Team All-Southeastern Conference honors for the fourth-consecutive season … Became LSU’s all-time assist leader with 19 career assists as a defensive specialist … Started in all 18 games of the regular season and finished her illustrious four-year career by starting in all 79 games … Played a dynamic role in LSU’s record-setting defense … Helped lead LSU to its best defensive season in school history as the Tigers only allowing 14 goals in 18 games … Played the vital right back position in LSU’s stingy defense that led the Southeastern Conference in both goals allowed (14) and goals allowed per match (0.76) … Named to the All-Louisiana Team in both 2000 and 2001 … Moved into the top three in four of LSU’s all-time categories including goals, total points and assists … Earned fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2001)
Named a 2002 LSU team co-captain along with fellow senior Leigh McGovern … Tied former Tiger great, Michelle McKinney, for LSU’s all-time assist record with 14 … Named to the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team for the third-consecutive season … Started in all 59 games of her LSU career … Member of the First-Team All-Louisiana squad … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season … Awarded LSU’s Defensive Most Valuable Player Award … Moved into second place in the LSU record books in career points (46) and improved to third place in career goals (16) … Finished first on the team in assists (6), second on the team in points (14) and tied for second on the team in goals (4) … Turned in an impressive performance against Louisiana-Lafayette during the spring season in which she scored the game-winning goal to secure the Tiger Spring Classic Championship … Scored the game-winning goal against Louisiana-Lafayette during the regular season on Sept. 9 … Notched a regular-season goal against South Carolina on Oct. 14 and recorded a two-goal performance versus Arkansas on Nov. 2 … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2000)
Named to the Soccer Buzz Second Team and the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team … Named an SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection … Tied for second on the team with seven goals in 2000 … Scored a total of 12 goals in her career … Led the team with eight assists in 2000 which ties her for the second-most assists in a single season at LSU … Recorded three assists in the season opener against Troy State on Aug. 25 which tied school record for most assists in a single game … Recorded the assist to the Tigers’ loan goal in LSU’s Sept. 24, 1-0 win over Arkansas … Second on the team in points by tallying 22 on the season in 2000 … Scored the game-winning goal for LSU on a penalty kick against Mississippi State on Oct. 1 … Netted goals against Troy State (Aug. 25), Louisiana-Lafayette (Sept. 26), Georgia (Oct. 6) and Alabama (Oct. 13) … Scored two goals in LSU’s 10-1 victory against Alabama A&M on Sept. 15 … Led the team with three goals, four assists and 10 points in SEC play … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1999)
Became LSU’s first All-Southeastern Conference selection since 1996 … Earned second-team honors on defense … Became the Tigers’ team captain midway through the season … One of only eight players in LSU history to start every game during their freshman season by starting in all 20 games … Second on the team in scoring with 10-total points and posted a team-leading two game-winning goals … Scored in each of her first two games in an LSU uniform as she recorded goals in the Tigers’ contests with Louisiana-Monroe and Southeastern Louisiana … Came up with the first game-winning goal of her career in the Tigers’ 2-0 victory over Mississippi State on Sept. 10 … Jump started the Tigers against Nicholls State and netted the game-winner goal in LSU’s 6-0 victory on Sept. 17 … Final goal of the season came in the Tigers’ 2-2 tie at Oklahoma on Oct. 3 … The Tigers accumulated a 3-1-1 record in games in which she scored … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A highly decorated athlete at Shiloh High School … Competed at the highest level most of her career … Named the Most Valuable Player of her high school team three times … Earned All-County honors from 1996-98 … Was both the team’s leading scorer and Defensive Most Valuable Player in 1997 … Played on teams that have competed at the Atlanta Cup, the Texas Cup (Dallas), the Friendship Cup (St. Louis), the Countryside International (Fla.) and WAGS (Wash. D.C.) … Named the team captain of the Top Hat club team from 1995-98 … A member of the National Honors Society and a national scholar athlete … President of the Beta club, the editor of the school newspaper, and the winner of the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ashley Sarah Mitnick … Parents are Tom and Dorine Mitnick … Has two brothers, Brett and Justin, and one sister, Tara … Tara is a member of the LSU soccer team … Majoring in marketing with a minor in mass communications … Born on Nov. 26, 1980.

CAREER STATS
G/S SH G A PTS GWG
1999 20/20 17 5 0 10 2
2000 21/21 48 7 8 22 1
2001 18/18 30 4 6 14 1
2002 20/20 20 4 5 13 1
Totals 79/79 115 20 19 59 5

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