St. Charles Community College has named former Texas A&M soccer star Ashlee Slayback as the new women’s soccer head coach. The Division I team is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Former Texas A&M soccer star Ashlee Slayback is the new head coach of the SCC intercollegiate women’s soccer program.
“We’re thrilled to welcome her to the SCC athletics program,” said Chris Gober, SCC athletics director. “Her experience of playing at such a high level will definitely help our girls on the field.”
Slayback, who now resides in St. Peters, said she couldn’t pass up an opportunity to coach the SCC women’s soccer team. “I’m very excited,” she said. “This area is a gold mine for women’s soccer talent, and I’m just happy to be a part of it."
From 2004-07, the University High grad started a record-high 92 consecutive games and is the all-time leader in goals scored (81) and points (194) at Texas A&M.
As a freshman, Slayback was named the 2004 Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Year, and three years later was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. In 2008, Slayback received the Honda Sports Award and the UMBRO/Dallas Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Year Award.
After graduating from Texas A&M in 2008, Slayback played for the Boston Renegades, a United Soccer League women’s team, for one season before she signed with St. Louis Athletica, a women’s professional soccer team.
In 2009, after one season with the Athletica, Slayback hung up her cleats and began her coaching career as the head coach of Ursuline Academy’s girls soccer team.
Slayback will begin recruitment efforts during the spring high school soccer season. For team information, call the SCC Athletics Department at 636-922-8212. Other NJCAA sports at the college include men’s soccer, women’s softball and men’s baseball.
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.