U.S. National Teams: One of the USA’s most-experienced players heading into the World Cup with 33 U-20 caps … In 2016, she became the first player ever to score at the U-20 WWC and U-17 WWC in the same cycle … Also became first-ever player to represent the USA at two World Cup tournaments in the same year … One of the world’s most-dangerous attacking players at this level, has scored 11 career U-20 goals entering the World Cup … The USA’s second-leading scorer this year, netting five goals … Played in all five of the USA’s games at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, helping the U-20s earn their World Cup berth … Scored a hat trick in the U-20s’ June victory over Haiti at the Tournoi Maurice Revello Sud Ladies Cup en route to the tournament title … One of three players to make the World Cup roster who also played in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, Sanchez scored five goals for the USA during the last U-20 cycle … Started all six games at the 2016 U-20 WWC, playing 568 of a possible 570 minutes … Scored in the U-20s’ 3-1 group stage victory over New Zealand and added two assists … The youngest player named to the 2016 U-20 WWC roster … Helped the 2016 U-20s qualify for the World Cup at the Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship held in December 2015 in Honduras, scoring three goals and adding a team-leading five assists to help the USA punch its World Cup ticket … Captained the USA at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan, scoring three goals – one against Paraguay and two against Japan – during the group stage … Played every minute of all three games and also notched one assist … Finished her U-17 career averaging a goal a game, with 21 goals in 21 caps … Won the Golden Ball as the best player in the tournament at the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Grenada, starting all five games while scoring a team-leading five goals to help the USA to the regional title … Played 414 out of a possible 450 minutes at U-17 World Cup qualifying … Named to the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship Best XI … Trained with the senior WNT during an April 2016 camp in Orlando, Fla. … Has come up through the U.S. Youth National Team system since 2013 … Played for the U-14s in 2013, U-15s in 2013-14, U-17s from 2014-16 and U-20s since 2014.
College/High School: Played in 24 of UCLA’s 25 games her freshman season, earning All-West region and All-Pac-12 honors as the Bruins made it to the NCAA Championship Final … Named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team … Set a school freshman record with 12 assists, good for fourth all-time on UCLA’s single-season list … Scored six goals, good for third on the team, including three game-winners … Attended Mountain Park High School, but did not play high school soccer.
Club: Played U-14 until college for the So Cal Blues ... Played U-11 through U-13 for Legends FC … Played U-9 through U-10 for Santa Anita SC.
Personal: Full name is Ashley Nicole Sanchez … Nickname is Ash … Likes to hike, draw and watch soccer … Her motto is: “secure the bag" … Has a chinchilla named Sherman … Her craziest ambition is to skydive … Her dream job would be to be a professional soccer player and a member of the senior WNT … Favorite foods are Mexican and sushi … Favorite women’s soccer player is Eugenie Le Sommer and favorite men’s player is Lionel Messi … Lists LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as her biggest athletic inspirations … Proud owner of three dogs: two boxers, Daisy and Casey, and Simba, a French bulldog … Her greatest soccer moments have been her two World Cup appearances … Favorite TV shows include The Office and Criminal Minds … Favorite musical artists are Drake, Cardi B and Khalid … Favorite desert is cinnamon rolls.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend the UCLA in the fall of 2017 … Attends Mountain Park High School, but does not play high school soccer.
Club: Has played U-14 to present for the So Cal Blues ... Played U-11 through U-13 for Legends FC … Played U-9 through U-10 for Santa Anita SC.