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Ashley Pafko
Ashley  Pafko

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Blaine, Minn.

High School:
Blaine HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
Defender


10/26/2014

Minnesota Upsets No. 16 Rutgers

Josee Stiever scores two goals to lift the Gophers over Rutgers

10/19/2014

Minnesota Drops to Wisconsin, 4-1

Taylor Wodnick scores the Gophers lone goal in 4-1 loss to Wisconsin

10/12/2014

Wodnick Scores Golden Goal in 2OT

Senior Taylor Wodnick scored the golden goal to lift the Gophers over Illinois

10/08/2014

The Underclassmen Takeover

One-year veterans and fresh faces steal the Minnesota soccer spotlight

10/03/2014

Minnesota Falls to No. 7 Penn State

An own goal decides the game for the Gophers who fall to No. 7 Penn State

09/08/2013

Gophers vs Ole Miss

Women's Soccer Action

02/06/2013

Ashley Pafko

Ashley Pafko

CAREER: 46gp, 4g, 7a, 13pts, 29sh, 16sog

2015 • JUNIOR YEAR • 6gp, 1g, 1a, 1pts, 3sh, 1sog
Earned a goal unassisted in Minnesota’s win vs. Omaha (09/13) • assisted Burnett's game-winning goal against Stephen F. Austin (8/28) • played in the W-League with the Dayton Dutch Lions.

2014 • SOPHOMORE YEAR • 20gp, 2g, 4a, 8pts, 12sh, 6sog
Started all twenty-one of the Gophers' games this season as a defender • credited with both assists to Josee Stiever's goals in the shutout victory over Rutgers (10/26) • named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week (9/29) • scored equilizer, her second of the season in comeback victory over Indiana (9/28) • aided in assist to Josee Stiever in the overtime victory against Michigan State (9/14) • scored lone goal in the Gophers 4-1 loss to Florida State (8/24).

2013 • FRESHMAN YEAR • 20gp, 1g, 2a, 4pts, 14sh, 9sog
Scored game-winner against LSU (9/6) • played in all 20 games during the 2013 season.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
Part of a team that claimed section championships in 2011 and 2012 • took fourth place at the 2012 state tournament • All-Conference and All-State in 2012 • Most Valuable Defender • Most Valuable Player • All-Region • All-Tournament Team • All-American nominee • four-time letterwinner in soccer • also a four-time letterwinner in track and field • honor roll student • played for Minnesota Thunder Academy • helped team take second place in the B Flight at the 2012 National Tournament • member of the state championship team in 2010 • participated in the Minnesota Olympic Development Program in 2009 as part of the regional and state teams.

PERSONAL
Born March 16, 1995 • daughter of Debora and Jay Pafko • Has four siblings (Andrew, Jessica, Alexandra, Jason) • Majoring in Communications.

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