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Capone leads through finishing

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Ashley Capone isn't too modest to boast about the power that her right leg carries. And apparently neither is her coach.

"She's always been a pretty technically good player. She can strike a ball probably as good as any female in the country, I'd put it that high", says UNI Soccer Coach James Price.

Capone says, "As a player, individually, I think my shot is basically what is... pretty good about me."

That ability has put the Senior from St. Charles, IL in a unique situation. Despite being one of the Panthers' top scorers over the last two years, Ashley rarely sees the starting lineup. But that's all part of Coach price's master plan.

"Who finishes the game should be more important, because those are the people that we need to either close out a game if we're up, or try to get a goal if we're down, and I think Ashley pretty much finishes every game for us", says Price.

And Capone has mode those precious minutes count, scoring a team-high three game winning goals over the last two seasons.

Teammate and fellow Senior, Kelsey Dolder says, "When we need a goal, she's always there. She's had quite a few header goals towards the end of games, and getting on the end of crosses, which is awesome."

"As long as I'm getting in, and getting in some minutes, I think no matter what, that I'm going to do the best that I can whenever I am in there", says Ashley.

And that poise on the soccer pitch has led to Ashley's development as a leader off the field as well.

Coach Price says, "Ashley's just such a nice person off the field that I think all the girls are able to talk to her and feel comfortable talking to her. I think that's really important too."

And Ashley humbly claims, "Everything in practice does carry out into a game, and so, more showing than saying has kind of been my step up as a player."

For now, Ashley will be pushing her team to finish this season with the same amount of style with which she finishes games.

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