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Kelly’s soccer journey


January 27, 2020

The alarm blares throughout the once silent room. The blues and grays of morning break through the window. It’s time to wake up and get ready for the day. School ends and it’s time for two-hour practices followed by the need to stay later until the coach drags the player off the field. She rushes...

Women’s soccer advance to NCAA Tournament

The women’s soccer team watches the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Selection Show.


November 21, 2019

For the second year in a row, the Ashland University women’s soccer team has received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. On the evening of Monday, Nov. 17, the announcement was made live on the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Selection Show on The bid comes after the Eagles were...

Women’s soccer ends nine-game win streak

Redshirt senior Sydney Wright guards a Grand Valley State player

Niko Scarlatos

November 7, 2019

Finding a way to build a winning streak is something most teams find difficult to achieve. The ability to take the field each and every day and play with consistency is hard even for the best of the best. But for the Ashland University women’s soccer team, success means sticking to the same routine...

#11 Ashland comes up short against powerhouse #2 Grand Valley, losing 2-0

Senior forward Deijah Swihart drives down the pitch against Grand Valley State University

Paul Murray, Reporter

November 4, 2019

The Ashland University women’s soccer team was unable to slow down Grand Valley State’s high powered offense on Friday night, resulting in a 2-0 loss. The Eagles came into Friday’s match as the #11 team in the country. The team had been playing tremendous soccer as of late, riding high off of...

Busy and Award-Filled Weekend for AU Sports

Sophomore Colten Clark returns a serve at the ITA Regionals in Grand Rapids, Mich. Sunday afternoon.

Nate Powalie

October 1, 2019

The weekend of Sept. 27 was a busy one for the Ashland University Eagles as multiple teams were on the road for their matches. Volleyball barely escaped with a five-set victory over Davenport University to preserve what became a seven-game winning streak, then became eight following a sweep of archrival...

New shelters to memorialize the late Danny Krispinsky

 Danny Krispinsky coaching during the 2017 women’s soccer season

Dean Paolucci, Reporter

September 20, 2019

While the 2019 campaign is underway for both the Ashland University men’s and women’s soccer teams, AU is looking towards the future with the announcement of the Danny Krispinsky Memorial Shelters. The shelters were named to memorialize AU’s former head women’s soccer coach Danny Krispinsky,...

Swihart’s late goal lifts Eagles past Panthers in OT

Swihart running down the field

Paul Murray, Reporter

September 18, 2019

Senior Forward Deijah Swihart scored the game winning goal in overtime to lift the Ashland University Women’s Soccer team over Ohio Dominican on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles got out to a hot start, quickly going up 2-1 just after the half. Senior Forward Emily Ledbetter sent a deep shot from the...

AU women’s soccer gets first win of the season, defeat Lewis 2-0

Senior Sydney Wright battling for the ball

Dean Paolucci, Reporter

September 7, 2019

The Ashland University women’s soccer team was able to defeat the Lewis University Flyers in a 2-0 shutout Friday night, securing the Eagles first win of the 2019 season. The Eagles offense was able to get a goal just 18 minutes into the first half, with a score by senior forward Deijah Swihart...