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Ashley Kotero
Ashley Kotero

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Coto De Caza, Calif.

High School:
Santa Margarita Catholic

Height:
5-11

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
3L

Club:
West Coast FC

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Played in three games and started against Florida State, but suffered a season-ending injury and redshirted for the remainder of the year.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in 17 matches with nine starts ... Was a starting forward in eight of the final nine matches and in the midfield in the other ... Missed the SEC Tournament semifinals and final due to injury ... First start of the season came against No. 25 Tennessee (10/7) ... Flicked a ball to Mary Coffed off a Bianca Sierra free kick in the 8th minute of the 4-1 win at Vanderbilt (10/19) to pick up an assist ... Had the first assist on Ana Cate's game-winning goal against Mississippi State (10/5), heading a shot on frame that was stopped but not held ... It gave her an assist in two straight matches ... Had the second assists on Tatiana Coleman's game-winner in the 76th minute of the 1-0 win over Ole Miss ... Saw her first action of the season against Texas Tech (9/8), playing 21 minutes ... Returned to the team on Sunday, Sept. 2 ... Missed the start of the season as she played in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan for Mexico, which advanced to the quarterfinals ... Played in one match.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Played in 23 matches with 13 starts ... Finished the year with three assists ... Played 12 minutes off the bench in the 2-1 NCAA Tournament First Round win over Utah State, taking one shot ... Started all three matches of the SEC Tournament ... Had one of Auburn's five shots on goal in the loss at Tennessee ... Played 71 minutes in the scoreless draw with Georgia ... Had the second assist on Katy Frierson's goal in the 80th minute of the 3-1 win over #18 LSU, Auburn's first since 2007, that moved it to within a game of first place in the SEC West ... Earned her second career assist in the 3-0 shutout of Vanderbilt, winning possession at the midfield and passing it to Katy Frierson, who scored in the 56th minute to ice the game ... Started the 2-2 tie with Colorado and played 39 minutes ... Had the first assist on Ana Cate's goal in the 84th minute in the 4-2 win at Samford ... Came off the bench to play 31 minutes against Kennesaw State ... Starting defender against No. 18 Wake Forest, playing 20 minutes.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Played in four matches off the bench and finished with a goal on three shots ... Recorded a goal in the first match she played in, scoring in the 44th minute of the 3-0 win over Western Carolina.

MEXICAN NATIONAL TEAM: Played on the 2010 U20 Mexican National Team at the CONCACAF Championships in Guatemala and finished in second place, qualifying for the 2010 U-20 World Cup in Germany ... Played in two matches in the 2010 U-20 World Cup ... Played in the 2009 Mexican National Team US Tour, five international games and attended four national team camps in Mexico City.

CLUB: Played for Braeden Cloutier and West Coast FC ... Is the only female to have won a California State Championship in Cal South on both a boys and girls team (West Coast FC Boys U10, Slammers FC GU12 Cal South National State & Far West Regional Nationals and Slammers FC GU13 Cal South National State) ... Twice played in the Real So Cal & West Coast FC College Showcases ... Played in the Real So Cal FC-Far West Regional National, the Red Bull National League and the Manchester United Premier Cup Finals .... Helped lead the Slammers FC to the CalSouth National Cup Championship and the Surf Cup Championship during her freshman year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Chuck Morales at Santa Margarita Catholic ... Joined the varsity team as a freshman ... Team captain... 2009 and 2010 NSCAA All-America ... 2010 First Team All-Trinity League ... 2010 All-Trinity League Offensive Player of the Year ... 2010 First Team All-Orange County ... 2010 All CIF Senior All-Star Game MVP ... 2010 Second Team All-CIF ... Orange County Register Top Player ... Team MVP in 2008 & 2009 ... First Team All-Trinity League in 2008 & 2009 Second Team in 2007 & 2008 ... Scored five goals and had nine assists during her junior season ... Was the only player to start every varsity game as a sophomore, logging the most minutes on the team ... Also played volleyball.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Al and Lucy Kotero ... Major: Public Administration ... Has three siblings: Jackie, Erika and Alek ... Mother ran track and field and was the captain of the volleyball team at Azusa Pacific University ... Chose Auburn over UC Santa Barbara, Rutgers, Washington, Washington State, California, Wisconsin, Louisville, TCU, Pepperdine, UC-Irvine and Alabama ... Is a volunteer at TOPSoccer, a soccer-based program for handicap children, Corazon Volunteer, a youth assistance for needy families in northern Mexico, and Soccer for Hope, a non-profit organization assisting children afflicted with life-threatening situations.

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