Ashlyn Harris, whose full names are Ashlyn Michelle Harris is an American soccer player currently playing for the Orlando Pride, a soccer team playing in the National Women’s Soccer League, which is the highest division of women’s professional soccer in the United States. Harris also plays for the United States national soccer team. She is a professional goalkeeper.
Ashlyn Harris Bio: Age, Parents, Siblings, Early Life
Harris was born on October 19th 1985 in Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States. Her parents are Tammye and Mike Harris. She has an elder brother called Chris whom she looked up to while growing up. This led to her spending most of her childhood with the boys and it is then that her interest in soccer shaped up, teaming and playing with the boys in their soccer teams. She also loved surfing and skating and frequently joined her brother and his friends during playtime.
Ashlyn Harris Education Details
Growing up, Harris joined Satellite High School where here interest in soccer shot up under coach Fitzgerald Haig. In 2002 and 2003, Harris helped her team win the coveted state champion titles. As a result of her performance in her senior year, Harris was named the nation’s number one recruit by soccer America. In 2004, she was named the Gatorade Player of the year and NSCAA player of the year. For the last two years in high school, Harris was named the Florida player of the year. She graduated in May 2004.
Ashlyn Harris Career Details
After high school, Harris signed for the North Carolina Tar Heels of University of North Carolina in 2004. The enrollment did not occur immediately but had to be delayed until the spring of 2005 owing to her commitment to the national team for the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup that was held in Thailand in 2004.
Her tenure with Tar Heels was initially marred with injuries, beginning with her first practice session where she tore her right anterior cruciate ligament. The injury kept her out of play until 2006. The same year, she tore her left anterior crucial ligament. In 2007, she tore her labrum in the right hip but she played on and did not miss any more games as a result. Her 2008 and 2009 seasons were not badly off as she recovered from the injuries sustained and could play through a game comfortably.
In 2009, Harris signed for the Pali Blues of the Women League which was an open league, cherished by college players because of its status. The Pali Blues went undefeated and won the league championship that year.
In 2010, Harris joined Saint Louis Athletica of the Women’s Professional Soccer. Here she got to train alongside Hope Solo who was the United States women’s national team starting goalkeeper. Harris also met Paul Rogers who was the goalkeeper coach for the national team. These encounters helped her shape and advance her goalkeeping career.
In the same year that Harris joined Saint Louis Athletica, the club ran into financial difficulties that made them cease operation. As a result, Harris and other teammates became free agents on June of 2010. In the same month, Harris signed for Washington Freedom.
Other teams that Harris played for include Western New York Flash (2011), FCR 2001 Duisburg (2012), Washington spirit (2013-2015), Tyreso FF (2013 on loan), and Orlando pride (2016 to present).
In her career, Harris has managed to accumulate a lot of wealth both in the field and in doing commercials. In 2017, Harris signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Umbro, an apparel and fashion heavyweight. The deal made her its first female brand ambassador. Initially, she was under the sponsorship of Nike, an American multinational corporation in the shoes and clothing industry.
But what exactly is Harris’s net worth? What is her annual salary?
Ashlyn Harris Net Worth
Harris is estimated to be worth $1million dollars, a fortune made from her football career and endorsement deals. She is said to take home an annual salary of $250,000 dollars.
Is Ashlyn Harris A Lesbian?
Ashlyn Harris is a lesbian whose partner is Ali Krieger, a team mate at Orlando pride. Earlier in 2019, Krieger announced that the two were engaged and rumor has it that they finally tied the knot, secretly.
Ashlyn Harris Body Measurements
Harris sports an athletic body with a height of 180cm and 66Kgs in body mass. She is quite fashionable, with tattoos all over her body. Her star sign is the Libra. She has dark brown eyes and multi colored hair. Harris likes surfing, skateboarding and music.