Ashley Sanchez

#10 Midfield

Status Active
Position Midfield
Home Town Monrovia, Calif.
Age 03/16/1999
Height 5'4"
College UCLA
Pronouns She/Her
Acquired Drafted by the Spirit, 2020 NWSL College Draft
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Career Summary



Appeared in 20 matches (19 starts), playing a total 1,603 minutes. Scored five goals, tied for second on the team and added one assist. Scored in four consecutive games in which she appeared, becoming the first Spirit player ever to do so. Assisted and scored in the same match for the first time in her career on June 23 in Portland.


Appeared in 19 matches (16 starts), playing a total 1,481 minutes. Scored three goals, tied for third on the team and added a team-high five assists, 59 shots and 25 shots on goal. Established single-season career highs in shots (59), shots per 90 minutes (3.52) and shots on target per 90 minutes (1.40). Led the team with 710 minutes of playing time in the Challenge Cup, starting in all eight matches.


Appeared in 25 games (24 starts), playing a total of 2,072 minutes. Scored five goals including the game-winner in the NWSL Semifinal to send the Spirit to the 2021 NWSL Championship. Part of the 2021 NWSL Championship team.


Appeared in nine matches (eight starts), playing a total of 760 minutes. Logged a 60.8% successful pass rate in the Challenge Cup and 72.5% in the Fall Series. Created the highest number of chances for the Spirit with 13. Awarded ‘Young Player of the Year’ by the club and the ‘2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Future Legend Award’ by the NWSL.


Has appeared in 10 matches (five starts), playing a total of 433 minutes. Added an assist. Increased her all-time U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) caps to 27. Called-up for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup – making her first World Cup roster.


Appeared in 15 matches (six starts), playing a total of 731 minutes. Scored three goals and added three assists.


Capped for the USWNT for the first time with an appearance on November 30 vs. Australia.

University of California Los Angeles: Played three seasons (2017-19) for the UCLA Bruins before turning pro. Earned All-Pac-12 honors in each of her three seasons. Named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist her sophomore season after ranking second in the nation in total assists and 12th in total points. Selected to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team and broke numerous school records in her three seasons.

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