Many former Golden Eagles have national team and professional experience
Former Marquette University women's soccer player, Ashley Bares finished her fourth season as an assistant coach on the women's soccer staff in 2016. Bares serves as video coordinator, assists with team travel, on-field instruction and camp instruction for the Golden Eagles.
During her first season as an assistant in 2013, Marquette also claimed a championship in the BIG EAST tournament, which was held in Milwaukee at Valley Fields. The Golden Eagles went on to earn the No. 2 seed in the 2013 NCAA College Cup and had eight BIG EAST all-conference selections.
Bares returned to Marquette after a professional playing career with Stjarnan, part of the Úrvalsdeild League in Pepsideild, Iceland where she played from 2011-12. She helped her squad win the 2011 Icelandic Cup and was a 2011 Icelandic Champion. Bares was the 2011 Golden Boot Recipient as the top striker in Iceland and was the foreign player of the year. She was 2011 All Star for Team Iceland and was a played for Stjarnan in the 2012 UEFA qualifier.
Originally from Belgium, Wisconsin, she currently lives in Glendale with her two rescue dogs, Ted and Mowgli.
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