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Ashley Stephenson

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Height  5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Playing career  2000–2012
Name  Ashley Stephenson

Ashley Stephenson Ashley Stephenson Team Canada Official 2018 Olympic Team Website
Born  November 22, 1982 (age 33) Mississauga, Ontario (1982-11-22)
OUA NWHL CWHL team  Laurier Golden Hawks (2000-05) Brampton Thunder (2005-07) Mississauga Chiefs (2007-10) Burlington Barracudas (2010-12)

Ashley Stephenson (born November 22, 1982 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a former women’s ice hockey player who competed at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport level and in the original NWHL and the CWHL. She is a member of the Canada women's national baseball team which won a silver medal at the 2015 Pan American Games.

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Hockey

Stephenson played her university hockey with the Laurier Golden Hawks women's ice hockey program. Having won four Ontario University Athletics conference titles (2002, 2004–06), she was part of the Golden Hawks team that claimed the CIS National Championship in 2005.

In addition, she was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the CIS National Championship tournament. Recognized as a CIS First-Team All-Canadian in 2006, she was inducted into the Golden Hawks Hall of Fame in 2011.

A member of the Brampton Thunder from 2005–07, she played for the Mississauga Chiefs from 2007-10. Among the highlights of her time with the Chiefs, she competed in the inaugural CWHL season (2007–08) and earned a gold medal at the 2008 Esso women's hockey nationals.

Claimed by the Thunder in the 2010 CWHL Draft, she would join the Burlington Barracudas. Competing with the Barracudas from 2010–12, she was part of their final season (2011–12). The final goal of her career stood as the game-winning goal in a December 18, 2011 match against the Toronto Furies, which would also prove to be the final win in Barracudas franchise history.

After suffering her seventh concussion, Stephenson was forced to retire from hockey. Heading into the 2012–13 CWHL season, she served as an assistant coach to Sommer West with the Toronto Furies.

Baseball

Stephenson and teammate Kate Psota have both participated with the Canadian national women’s baseball team in every IBAF World Cup since 2004. Between 2004 and 2014, they have claimed four medals in six tournaments, three bronze and one silver medal which was attained in 2008. At the 2008 Women's Baseball World Cup, she led all players with five stolen bases.

During the 2010 International Series in Cary, North Carolina, Ashley logged a .444 batting average as Canada prevailed in 4 out of 6 games against the United States. In 2011, she would be recognized for her contributions to the national team as the recipient of Baseball Canada’s Jimmy Rattlesnake Award.

During 2015, she was one of three women (including teammate Autumn Mills that served as instructors at the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.

Hockey

  • 2002-03 OUA Women's Hockey Second Team All-Star
  • 2003-04 OUA Women's Hockey First Team All-Star
  • 2004-05 OUA Women's Hockey First Team All-Star
  • 2005-06 OUA Women's Hockey First Team All-Star
  • 2004-05 CIS Women's Hockey Championship Tournament MVP
  • 2004-05 CIS Women's Hockey Second Team All-Canadian
  • 2004-05 CIS Women's Hockey Championship Tournament All-Star
  • 2005-06 CIS Women's Hockey Championship Tournament All-Star
  • CIS First-Team All-Canadian (2006)
  • 2005-06 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks Team Most Valuable Player
  • Golden Hawks Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Baseball

  • Canadian National Women’s Baseball Team MVP Award (2005, 2008)
  • 2008 IBAF World Cup Tournament All-Star (Third Base)
  • 2011 Baseball Canada Jimmy Rattlesnake Award
  • Personal

    Stephenson graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. She would continue her education at Brock University, earning a Bachelor of Education. Currently, she is employed as a physical education teacher

    References

    Ashley Stephenson Wikipedia


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