Ashley Lawrence

Ashley Lawrence

Soccer – Targeting 2023 FIFA World Cup

2021 Olympic Gold Medalist
2021 Ballon d'Or Nominee (8th)
2021 BBC Women's Footballer of the Year Finalist
2020 Champion of France (Paris Saint-Germain)
2019 Canada Soccer Player of the Year
2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist
Founder, Yes She Canada
Ranked Number One on TSN's Top Canadian Players (2020)
Social Following: Instagram, 48,800; Twitter, 17,700; Facebook, 17,300
Hometown: Caledon, Ontario

At 26, Ashley Lawrence is emerging as a leading voice of women's soccer in Canada.

With the Canadian Women’s National Team, she won the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Gold Medal, the Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medal and has participated in two FIFA World Cups and is focused on her third in 2023.

In early 2017, she made a decision to pursue her professional career in arguably the best women's league in the world – France's Division 1 with Paris Saint-Germain Feminine (PSG).

Since then, she's made club history by winning the Arkema League Title for the first time and has participated in many Champions League campaigns.

Now with over 200 appearances for club and country, she's become fluent in both French and English, and  has led both PSG and the Canadian Women's National Team as a leading spokesperson for media availabilities and interviews.

A silky-smooth player with the ability to make a difference in the attack and defensively solid, Ashley has the versatility to serve as a midfielder or fullback, and she was awarded Canada Soccer's Player of the Year in 2019 and is widely considered the best fullback in the world.

And, in 2020, she was ranked number one on TSN's Top Canadian Players.

From an early age, she has always been passionate about soccer and as she advanced throughout her career, she recognized the impact that she can have on the future generation that the previous generation of greats had on her.

This passion to share her experieinces led to the launch of her most ambitious project yet with the vision to create social change for young girls in soccer and to help those in need over the Christmas holiday in her hometown of Brampton:

Yes She Canada.

Since 2017, the annual event to helps young girls, ages 6-16, gain from the experiences of professional players to inspire and empower them to believe and dream. The registration is FREE with a donation of food stuffs and toys for kids collected for local distribution by Knights Table and the United Way. 

In 2022, Yes She Canada will celebrate its sixth event and Ashley will be looking to share her Olympic gold medal experience among other fun surprises with the aspiring athletes.

Following the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, she has achieved her childhood dream and helped Canada do what they had set out to do: change the colour of the medal and create a national moment for the beautiful game in Canada that would resonate for years. 

"It’s a huge testament to soccer in Canada, and how far we’ve come. We’re not afraid to say that we want to be number one."

Following an historic year for Canada, Ashley was lauded with two impressive nominations that solidified her individual status as the top-ranked fullback in the world and her team success for both club and country:

First, the prestigious 2021 Ballon d'Or where she finished 8th.

And, the exclusive 2021 BBC Women's Footballer of the Year that chooses from only the Top 5 players in the world.

Bring on the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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