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15  Ashley Lucas
Ashley Lucas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas

High School:
Highland Park HS

Height:
5-4

Position:
MF

Birthdate:
03/04/1987

Experience:
3L

Club:
Sting Royal 87


Rice --
May be the best on the team at putting her teammates in positions to score... Accurate passer who makes excellent decisions on the field... Has the ability to beat defenders one-on-one... Worked hard to come back and help the team in 2009 after an injury.

2008: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Robbed of a full season when she suffered an injury in just her third game of the year, a nationally-televised contest against eighth-ranked Texas A&M... Made her first start in two full years against Texas A&M and was sidelined in the 60th minute... Lone start vs. the Aggies was on defense, where she helped ignite a solid effort from the backline that kept the contest at a 1-1 tie... Came off the bench to play in her first game since 2006 on the road against TCU... Worked 88 minutes in the overtime contest vs. the Horned Frogs... Saw 67 minutes in the win over McNeese State.

2007: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Sat out the entire season as a redshirt.

2006: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA All-Academic (honorable mention); Played in 15 of the team's 18 games while fighting through some nagging injuries... Averaged just 50 minutes the first two-thirds of the season, but stepped it up to more than 81 minutes for the final six games when the team needed her for the stretch run... Made 14 starts in the midfield... Assisted on the game-winning goal against Stephen F. Austin... Helped start the comeback victory vs. Mississippi State with an assist on the Owls' first goal of the game... Tallied 12 shots for the full season... Took three shots in the win over Mississippi State... Maintained a .250 shots on-goal percentage for the season.

2005: C-USA All-Freshman; C-USA All-Tournament; C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA All-Academic; Shared the team's Warrior Award (with Beth Martin) as the Owl who displays the most heart and desire in practices and games... Capped an outstanding debut season of Division I soccer with honors for her performance on the field and in the classroom... Played in all 21 contests... Came off the bench for the first two games and became a fixture in the starting lineup for each of the next 19 consecutive games... Scored the team's first goal of the season in a 2-1 upset win over 24th-ranked Auburn... Became only the fourth Owl in school history to score a goal in the first game of her collegiate career... Scored two goals a week later against crosstown foe Texas Southern, setting a new Rice record for shots in a game (11) in the process... Five of the 11 shots against the Tigers were on goal, the second-highest total in school history... Tied for fourth on the team in shots on goal (15)... Maintained a .385 shots-on-goal percentage... Tallied three assists, recorded in back-to-back regular season C-USA wins over East Carolina (2) and Marshall (1).

Club -- Four-time ODP selection... Attended regional camp in 2003 and 2004... Played for Sting 87, a four-time Region III champ... finished third at the national tournament four times... Coached by Kenny Jones (North Texas ODP)... Sting 87 coaches are Tatu, Eric Dade and Billy Phillips.

High School -- A 2005 graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas... Headlined the Dallas Morning News all-area team as its 2004-05 player of the year... Scored 38 goals and passed out 26 assists to lead Highland Park to a 27-2-1 record and state tournament bid as a senior... Four-time first-team all-district selection... Scored 78 career goals with 59 assists... Named the team and District 12-4A most valuable player in 2005... Was the 12-4A offensive player of the year in 2004.

Personal -- Full Name: Ashley Nicole Lucas. Born: Mar. 4, 1987, in Dallas. Parents: Randy and Jan Lucas of Dallas (one brother). Grandfather, Val Joe Walker, was a football letterman at SMU (1950-52) and played in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. Uncle, Val Joe Walker Jr., was a baseball letterman at TCU (1983). Political science/sociology major. College: Wiess

Rice Stats
Year	GP/GS	Shots 	Goals	Asst.	Points	GWG
2005	21/19	39	3	3	9	0
2006	15/14	12	0	2	2	0
2008	3/1	0	0	0	0	0
Totals	39/34	51	3	5	11	0

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