PENN STATE CAREER
2009 (Freshman): Came off the bench to see action in 13 games, becoming a key part of the line-up rotation on defense...Totaled four ground balls, four draw controls, and three caused turnovers.
Eight-time letter winner (four in lacrosse and four in basketball)...Helped capture the 2005 D-I championship...Named to the all-county team in 2007...Part of the 2006 and 2007 Runner-up team for the D-I championships...Named to the All-League and All-State teams in 2008...Led her team in winning the D-I Vermont lacrosse championships her senior year...Played for the IAS club team in Greenfield, Mass.
Born Ashley Elizabeth Ross on April 16, 1990...Parents are Keith Ross and Marti Backus...Has two older siblings Danielle Perry and Earl Ross...Brother, Earl, is currently a senior on Penn State's men's lacrosse team.
QUOTING COACH ISIDOR
"Ashley is a smart, athletic, physical player who brings excitement and enthusiasm to the game. She saw quality time on the field during her freshman year and we are looking for her to use that experience to strengthen our defensive unit this season."