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The Blue & Gray Press | August 24, 2019

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The Eagle skinny: Ashlyn Dacey



Ashlyn Dacey (photo credit: Clint Often).

Freshman attacker, Ashlyn Dacey, made a flashy first impression in her debut with the University of Mary Washington women’s lacrosse team on Saturday, Feb. 16. Dacey scored three goals against Christopher Newport University, including the game-winner and an insurance goal late in regulation.

Dacey, a Round Hill, Va., native, has yet to declare a major, but she’s already making a name for herself on the lacrosse field. Her hat trick on Saturday helped head coach Dana Hall win the 250th game of her coaching career.

This week, Dacey gave the Bullet an exclusive look at her life away from the game.

Biggest pet peeve: “Anyone with a Bluetooth.”

One thing most people don’t know about Dacey: “Even though I’ve lived in the same town most of my life, I’ve never stayed at a school for more than two years.”

Dream vacation spot: “Any vacation involving the beach is my dream vacation, but I’d specifically like to go to Bora Bora or the Bahamas.”

Favorite book: “Any of the Harry Potter books. I’ve read the whole series multiple times.”

Most embarrassing moment: “When I was younger and used to play soccer, I dribbled the ball toward the wrong end of the field and scored for the first and only time of my soccer career.”

Ideal pre-game meal: “I don’t usually like to eat before games, but if I do I’ll just have a banana or a granola bar.”

Secret talent: “I’m really good at mini-golf.”

Favorite childhood memory: “One of my favorite childhood memories would be when my parents picked me up from school on my seventh birthday then flew me to Chicago for the day to get my first American Girl doll.”

Favorite sport other than lacrosse: “Either football or hockey. My favorite teams are the New York Giants and the Washington Capitals.”

Glass half full or glass half empty: “I like to always think of the glass as half full.”

Most prized possession: “My most prized possession is my dog Sam who I’ve had since I was six years old.”

One thing Dacey is most looking forward to learn in college: “I’m looking forward to learning how long you can sit in Seaco until they physically remove you from the building.”

Goal for 2013 season: “To make it to the Final Four and win the National Championship.”



  1. Granpa Dacey

    Great job Ashlyn we all knew you would be a star.
    Grandma sends her love to th super star.