8 Ashley Olson
8 Ashley Olson
Height: 5-7
Year: JR
Hometown: Coventry, R.I.
High School: Coventry
Position: C
Last School: CCRI
Bats/Throws: R/R

2013 (Junior): (36 GP/31 GS)... Started 17 games as the designated player and 14 games at catcher... Batted .270 with 24 hits, five doubles and two home runs... Drove in one run and recorded five putouts at catcher against Butler (5/5)... Singled and drove in one run against Saint Louis (5/4)... Singled against Saint Louis (5/3)... Singled three times and had three putouts at catcher at St. Joseph's (4/28)... Singled and drove in one run at Temple (4/27)... Singled, scored one run and drove in one run at Temple (4/26)... Hit a two-run home run at Central Connecticut State (4/25)... Singled and drove in one run against George Washington (4/20)... Doubled, walked three times, scored one run and drove in one run against George Washington (4/19)... Singled twice and drove in one run against Connecticut (4/17)... Singled twice at Providence (4/16)... Walked once at Providence (4/16)... Walked once at Charlotte (4/12)... Doubled and singled at Brown (4/9)... Singled at Fordham (4/7)... Hit first home run and also doubled at Fordham (4/7)... Singled once against St. Bonaventure (3/29)... Had a sacrifice bunt and drove in one run at Yale (3/22)... Had a sacrifice bunt against Radford (3/17)... Doubled, singled and recorded eight putouts at catcher against USF (3/16)... Appeared as a pinch hitter against Dartmouth (3/16)... Singled and recorded six putouts against Maine (3/15)... Appeared as a pinch hitter against Colgate (3/15)... Appeared against Hartford (3/2) and had an RBI groundout. Also recorded two putouts... Started at catcher in Rhode Island debut and had an RBI double against Coastal Carolina (2/22). Also recorded eight putouts and one assist.

2012 (at CCRI):
 Tallied 53 hits in 104 at-bats for a .505 batting average, 37 RBI’s, 37 runs scored, 11 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 10 stolen bases, 19 walks, and a .549 on base percentage in 2012… Helped CCRI win 2012 Region XXI championship… Holds the CCRI records for career hits (115), RBI (99) and triples (8)… Recorded two triples in a game, a CCRI record… Placed second in career doubles (26), triples in a season (4), RBI in a game (10), and home runs in a season (8)… Currently third with 73 runs scored in her career… Named to the 2012 Region XXI First Team… Received the CCRI Mary O’Neill Award for top female student-athlete … Chosen Team MVP in 2012… Captained the team in 2012… Received the Rhode Island Legislative Scholar-Athlete Award… Selected as the 2012 CCRI RIAIAW Distinguished Student-Athlete… Voted 2012 RI Legislative Award for one of the top 10 GPA’s of all CCRI athletes.

2011 (at CCRI): Recorded 62 hits in 116 at-bats for a .534 batting average, 62 RBI, 15 doubles, 4 triples, 8 home runs, 36 runs scored, and .532 on base percentage… Helped CCRI win 2011 Region XXI championship… Holds CCRI record for hits (62), RBI’s (62), and doubles (15) in a season… Named to the 2011 Region XXI First Team… Picked for the 2011 NJCAA 3rdTeam All-American… Captained the 2011 team… Led NJCAA Division II in batting average with a .534… Made the 2011 Dean’s List.

High School: 
Attended Coventry High School… Played softball and basketball… Posted a .521 batting average, .651 slugging percentage, and 25 RBI in her senior year… Captained softball in 2010… Named to Providence Journal First Team All-State in 2009 and 2010… Chosen to the Coaches Association 1st Team All-Division in 2009 and 2010… Picked to the Southern RI Newspapers All-Area Team in 2009 and 2010… Selected to the 2010 Coaches Association Second Team All-State… Went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, 2 RBI’s, with one being the game winner, in the 2010 State Championship Game… Led team to state championship in 2009, 2010 and Division 1-West Division Champions in 2010… Named to the 2009 Coaches Association First Team All-State and 2010 Coaches Association Second Team All-State… Played one year for RI Extreme.

Personal: Born September 5, 1992… Daughter of Glenn and Rose Olson… Enjoys hanging out with friends, volunteer coaching for softball, watching sports, and golfing… Favorite athlete as Jason Varitek and Drew Brees… Follows the Boston Red Sox and the New Orleans Saints... Would like to become a softball coach in the future… Majoring in Sociology.