When Marquette women’s soccer was establishing itself as one of the country’s best in 2010, Ashley Bares was at the core of the squad.
Bares played 86 games in her Marquette career, scoring 19 goals and registering 10 assists. A third team All-Big East player her sophomore year, Bares was a team captain and first team All-Big East her senior year, the only season she started.
A Big East champion her junior and senior seasons at Marquette, Bares now plays professionally in Iceland for Stjarnan F.C. There, she has had success as well, helping Stjarnan win the Icelandic championship in 2011 and qualify for the UEFA Champions League in the process. Recently, the team won the Icelandic Women’s Cup for the first time in its history.
While the team has had success, Bares has thrived as well, scoring 21 goals in 18 matches in her debut season. Bares was named the league’s first half player of the season after starting her career in Iceland and scoring 11 goals in her first nine games.