Women's Soccer
Ashley VanLandingham - Women's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 12


  • height 5-6
  • class Senior
  • High school T.C. Roberson

2013 (Senior): Tore her ACL in the spring … Got start on senior day and kickedoff with close friend and fellow senior, Caitlin Landis, before being subbed out.

2012 (Junior): Earned a starting spot in every game as a wide back … Scored two goals in the first two games of the season, both as free kicks from distance … Been critical part of back line which has tallied five shutouts … Played season-high 97 minutes in 2OT win over LSU in Baton Rouge … Part of backline that held UT-Martin to just three shots in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, recording the first UK shutout in its NCAA Tournament history.

2011 (Sophomore):Named to the All-Tournament team at the Cardinal Classic … Scored first-career goal off a free kick from 45 yards out vs. Vanderbilt … One of only six UK players to play in all 21 games … Played 90+ minutes in 19 of the 21 games of 2011, only exiting the game vs. Southeast Missouri after an injury, and the last two minutes vs. Vanderbilt after UK had secured the victory … Assisted on game-winning goal against Louisville … Scored her PK in round three vs. Washington State to keep UK alive in the shootout.

2010 (Freshman): Freshman Academic All-SEC … Started every match she played in her freshman season … Played the full complement of minutes in 16 matches … Logged a shot on goal in the season opener against Coastal Carolina … Logged a shot at Louisville … Scored her first career point on an assist vs. Mississippi State

Pre-College: Played Club Ball for the Charlotte Soccer Academy Predators under the tutelage of coach Richard Butler … Helped the predators advance to the NCYSA State Cup Final Four in 2008 and 2009 … Named USYSA Region III Pool Player of the Year and USYSA Region III Camp Player of the Year in 2008 … Named to NCYSA State ODP Team in 2008 … Member of 2007 NCYSA State Cup Champions … Also helped team to the 2007 USYSA Region III championship in 2007 … Helped T.C. Roberson High School to consecutive Mountain Athletic Conference titles as a sophomore and junior … Mountain Athletic Conference Soccer Player of the Year four straight seasons from 2006 to 2009 … ESPN Spring Girls High School All-American Honorable Mention honoree in 2009

  • Full Name: Ashley VanLandingham
  • Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Parents: Bill and Eleanor
  • Siblings: Katie and Will
  • Club Team/Coach: Charlotte Soccer Academy/ Richard Butler

VanLandingham Q & A

What is your nickname, why? Ash, VanLand, or Van-L

What team member is most likely to be a head coach? Nat Horner

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? I met Mia Hamm once when I was little

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? The World Cup for sure!

What would people be surprised to know about you? I am slightly obsessed with Penguins If you had a horse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name it? Skipper

Who is the best soccer player in the world outside of Messi? Pirlo

Why did you choose your jersey number? It was my Dad’s basketball number in college

Who is the most famous person in your cell phone? My sister, Katie 🙂

Who is the funniest player on the team? Arin Gilliland

What is your favorite city to visit? Charleston, SC or my grandparents house in Sea Island, GA

Who is your favorite American Idol winner? Carrie Underwood

What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Pickles

What is your dream job? To be a Pediatric Physician’s Assistant

Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Jason Aldean and The Band Perry

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