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Ashley Pafko
Ashley  Pafko

Class:
Junior

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

2015 SEASON: 6gp, 1g, 1a, 1pts, 3sh, 1sog
CAREER:
46gp, 4g, 7a, 13pts, 29sh, 16sog


2015 • JUNIOR YEAR
Earned a goal unassisted in Minnesota’s win vs. Omaha (09/13/2015) • Assisted Burnett's game-winning goal against Stephen F. Austin (08/28/2015). 


2015 SUMMER
Played in the W-League with the Dayton Dutch Lions.

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

2013 • FRESHMAN YEAR
2013 SEASON:
20gp, 1g, 2a, 4pts, 14sh, 9sog
1 goal • 2 assists • 4 points • 14 shots with 9 shots on goal • Scored game winner against LSU on September 6, 2013 • Played in all 20 games during the 2013 season.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

CLUB/ODP
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
Daughter of Debora and Jay Pafko • Has four siblings: Andrew, Jessica, Alexandra, and Jason • Born March 16, 1995 • Plans to major in Communications.

MORE HEADLINES

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3/9/2016

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3/3/2016

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