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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

2016 | SENIOR SEASON 
Made four appearances during the season. 

2015 | JUNIOR YEAR
Earned a goal unassisted in Minnesota’s win vs. Omaha • assisted Burnett's game-winning goal against Stephen F. Austin • played in the W-League with the Dayton Dutch Lions.

2014 | SOPHOMORE YEAR
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 • named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week • scored equilizer, her second of the season in comeback victory over Indiana • aided in assist to Josee Stiever in the overtime victory against Michigan State • scored lone goal in the Gophers 4-1 loss to Florida State.

2013 • FRESHMAN YEAR
Scored game-winner against LSU • 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.

Ashley Pafko's Career Statistics
Season GP G A PTS SH SOG
2016 4 0 0 0 0 0
2015 7 1 1 3 3 1
2014 20 2 4 8 12 6
2013 20 1 2 4 14 9
Career Totals 51 4 7 15 29 16

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Heslin, Peterson Named 2018 Captains

Heslin, Peterson Named 2018 Captains

12/8/2017 - W. Soccer

Head Coach Stefanie Golan announced that 2018 seniors Emily Heslin and Emily Peterson will lead the Maroon and Gold.

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

12/6/2017 - W. Soccer

Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

Pair of Gophers Earn Regional Honors

Pair of Gophers Earn Regional Honors

11/29/2017 - W. Soccer

The United Soccer Coaches named a pair of University of Minnesota soccer players to the All-Midwest Region Teams yesterday.

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