|Women's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Ontario|
|Esso Women’s Nationals|
Ashley Stephenson (born November 22, 1982 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a former women’s ice hockey player who competed at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport level and in the original NWHL and the CWHL. She is a member of the Canada women's national baseball team that shall compete in baseball at the 2015 Pan Am Games
Stephenson played her university hockey with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women's ice hockey program. Having won four Ontario University Athletics conference titles (2002, 2004-06), she was part of the Golden Hawks team that claimed the CIS National Championship in 2005. In addition, she was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the CIS National Championship tournament. Recognized as a CIS First-Team All-Canadian in 2006, she was inducted into the Golden Hawks Hall of Fame in 2011.
A member of the Brampton Thunder from 2005-07, she played for the Mississauga Chiefs from 2007-10. Among the highlights of her time with the Chiefs, she competed in the inaugural CWHL season (2007-08) and earned a gold medal at the 2008 Esso Women's Nationals.
Claimed by the Thunder in the 2010 CWHL Draft, she would join the Burlington Barracudas. Competing with the Barracudas from 2010-12, she was part of their final season (2011-12). The final goal of her career stood as the game-winning goal in a contest against the Toronto Furies, which would also prove to be the final win in Barracudas franchise history.
Stephenson and teammate Kate Psota have both participated with the Canadian national women’s baseball team in every IBAF World Cup since 2004. Between 2004 and 2014, they have claimed four medals in six tournaments, three bronze and one silver medal which was attained in 2008. During 2015, she was one of three women (including teammate Autumn Mills that served as instructors at the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
Awards and honorsEdit
- CIS First-Team All-Canadian (2006)
- Golden Hawks Hall of Fame in 2011
- Canadian National Women’s Baseball Team MVP Award (2005, 2008)
- 2008 IBAF World Cup Tournament All-Star (Third Base)
Stephenson graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. She would continue her education at Brock University, earning a Bachelor of Education. Currently, she is employed as a physical education teacher