Head Coach, GU18 ECNL First Team 02
About Ashly: Coach Kennedy has been with the BSC program since 2015 after having previously played with the club from 1999-2003. She is currently coaches the Girls U16 ECNL Fury 03 and the Girls U17 ECNL Threat 02 teams.
Her coaching career started as a volunteer assistant at Loyola University in 2007. When she returned from Ottawa, Kennedy was hired as the first assistant at George Mason University. She was the recruiting coordinator for the Patriots and was responsible for all team travel/management and organization responsibilities. In 2009, Kennedy received the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Assistant Coach of the Year Award for finishing the season with a 14-4-2 record. She was an assistant at George Mason University for five years from 2008-2013. While coaching in college, Kennedy was also actively involved in club soccer working with top clubs in the DC Metropolitan area such as FCV, Loudoun, and Maryland United. She coached many girls age groups with Maryland United ECNL teams from 2007-2014.
In addition to her experience with BSC, Ashly is also the head girl’s soccer coach at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland. She has been the head coach for the Cavaliers since 2013 and took the Cavs to the “IAAM” conference finals her first year against top school McDonogh High School. She was up for the NSCAA Coach of the Year Award in 2013 after posting a 13-2-2 record.
As a player, Ashly is an alumni of Bethesda and would play college soccer at the University of Maryland. While at Maryland she was an NSCAA Freshman All-American and received ACC All-Conference honors each of her four years.. She was a two year team captain and played and started in all 56 games in her career. Kennedy went on to play semi-professionally in Canada with the Ottawa Fury receiving the USL All-Conference Team award as well as Most Valuable Player. She was called in the WPS combine to play professionally.
Ashly currently holds a USSF National ‘C’ Coaches License and has an NSCAA Advanced Diploma and an NSCAA National Advanced Diploma. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Science from the University of Maryland.