Ashley Bares
Ashley  Bares

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Marquette (2013)


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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.

Bares has helped the Golden Eagles to BIG EAST Conference regular season titles and NCAA tournament berths in both 2013 and 2016 during her tenure on the sidelines. She was also honored in 2013 and 2016 for being a member of the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year.

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.

While playing in Iceland, Bares coached Stjarnan club teams. Bares played for W-League member, the Chicago Red Eleven squad, in 2010.

While at Marquette, Bares had a stellar playing career for the Golden Eagles and finished among MU's offensive leaders in multiple categories. She is third all-time in game-winning goals with 10, sixth in career shots with 148, eighth in career goals (19) and ninth in points (48). She was a 2010 All-BIG EAST first team honoree and earned third team honors in 2008.

During her playing career, Bares served as volunteer coach for Marquette soccer camps.

Bares earned a bachelor's degree in social welfare and justice from Marquette in Aug. 2013.

Originally from Belgium, Wisconsin, she currently lives in Glendale with her two rescue dogs, Ted and Mowgli. 


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