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    Ashley Lafever
    Ashley Lafever

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bettendorf, Iowa

    High School:
    Pleasant Valley

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    OF

    B/T:
    L/R



    2009: Started 18 games in the outfield, also appearing as a pinch runner 13 times, a defensive replacement five times and a pinch hitter twice ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Singled and scored against No. 4 UCLA (2/13) ... Was a perfect 1-for-1 versus Cal State Fullerton (2/15) ... Drew a walk and later scored to spark a three-run, game-tying rally against No. 6 Oklahoma ... Stole a base and scored as a pinch runner at Maryland (3/25) ... Scored again and a pinch runner at Penn State (3/29) ... Stole bases in both ends of a doubleheader against Michigan State, including a steal of home in the second contest (4/1) ... Singled and scored a run as a pinch hitter against No. 23 Iowa (4/15) ... Singled to keep a game-ending, sixth-inning rally alive in a run-rule win over No. 19 DePaul (4/28) ... Scored as a pinch runner versus No. 11 Ohio State (5/2).

    2008: Appeared in 34 games, starting 10 in left field ... Academic All-Big Ten ... In the top of the seventh against No. 3 Texas A&M, robbed a sure game-tying home run with a catch at the fence to preserve NU's 8-7 win (2/15) ... Scored as a pinch runner against Idaho State (2/16) ... Notched her first-career hit in a pinch-hit appearance at Cal State Fullerton (3/7) ... Gunned out a runner at the plate from left field against No. 6 UCLA (3/9) ... Scored as a pinch runner in both games of a doubleheader versus Minnesota (3/30) ... Crossed the plate in a pinch running appearance at No. 24 Ohio State (4/6), then scored against Big Ten foe Illinois the next weekend (4/12) ... Scored as a pinch runner during NU's five-run fourth inning against Notre Dame (4/15) ... Stole bases and scored against both Indiana (4/19) and Illinois-Chicago (4/22) ... Scored as a pinch runner against No. 1 Alabama (4/29) ... Crossed the plate in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament against Ohio State (5/8) ... Scored an NCAA Regional run against Western Illinois (5/16).

    2007: Appeared in 42 games, scoring as a pinch runner against nonconference foes Portland State (2/16), UNLV (2/17), Cal Poly (2/24), No. 2 Arizona State (2/24), Saint Louis twice (3/20) and No. 25 California (3/25) ... Stole bases against Portland State (2/16), Saint Louis (3/20) and Liberty (3/25) ... Scored in Big Ten play against No. 10 Michigan (3/31), Michigan State (4/1), in both ends of a doubleheader against Indiana (4/8) and at Wisconsin (4/20) ... Scored in NU's 12-0, five-inning win at Notre Dame on 4/24, crossing the plate all the way from first on a double ... Scored during NU's final Big Ten weekend against Illinois on 4/29 ... Scored again versus No. 14 DePaul (5/3) in NU's final regular-season game of the year ... Crossed the plate against No. 10 Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (5/11) ... Scored a run in NU's first game of the NCAA Super Regional against South Carolina (5/25).

    High School: All-state selection as a junior and senior, and a first-team all-conference honoree as a senior ... Hit .417 and fielded .973 as a senior to help lead her team to a 48-2 overall record and a third-place finish at state ... Had a nine-year record of 327-76 with three different club teams ... Won state titles with the PV Terminators in 1998, 2000 and 2003 ... Team finished fifth at the 2000 NSA World Series ... In 2006, won the ASA and NSA state championships with IL Xtreme ... All-state academic selection ... Also ran cross country and track, qualifying for state as a sophomore and junior in cross country and as a senior in track ... Ran at the Drake Relays as a senior ... National Honor Society member ... Five-time all-conference academic honoree.

    Personal: Born Ashley Mahoney Lafever ... Daughter of Mike and Mary Lafever ... Attended Iowa in 2005-06 as a freshman before transferring to Northwestern ... Made the Dean's List at Iowa ... Chose Northwestern over Western Illinois ... Majoring in psychology with pre-medicine studies.

    LAFEVER'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Year	Avg	GP	GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	SB	ATT
    2007	.000	42	0	2	17	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	3	4
    2008	.048	34	10	21	12	1	0	0	0	0	2	10	3	3
    2009	.158	38	18	38	8	6	0	0	0	0	2	18	3	4
    TOTAL	.115	114	28	61	37	7	0	0	0	0	4	30	9	11