Cagle on Owens: "Ashley redshirted for us last fall and I think it was a terrific decision both for her and our program. We felt like she could improve immensely under the watchful eye of Erin Emenalo (goalkeeper coach). Even when Ashley was not on the field, her presence and leadership were noticeable throughout the fall. We think this will help her compete for the starting goalkeeping spot this next season. We expect big things from Ashley throughout her four remaining years here."
2004: Redshirted during her first year at Virginia Tech.
High School/Club: Led Western Guilford to the NCHSAA state championship in 2002 and the state semifinals in 2003 ... Named NCHSAA Scholar-Athlete in 2002 ... Has seven years club experience with the Greensboro Twisters ... Team rose to fourth nationally in 2003 ... Twisters were the Region III champions in 2003 and competed for the national championship ... In 2002, she helped the team become the Region III Premier League champion.
Personal: Born 8/4/86 in Greensboro, N.C. ... Daughter of Mitchell and Donna Owens ... Has a sister, Joslin ... Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise..