Name: Ashlyn Harris
Years with USWNT: 2011-Present
Club Team: Washington Spirit, Tyresö FF
To get a sense of the ways her aggressiveness off her line can end well and also give fans a few heart attacks, check out the save at 4:43 of this excellent montage of Harris saves. You have to love a good header save when your keeper’s well past the 18!
Ashlyn Harris is best known for
Coming back after injury: she suffered not one, but TWO ACL tears before playing a single game in college. Her quality was still evident, though, and her first game in college was an NCAA tournament game.
Harris is one of the most visible supporters of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people struggling with self harm and suicidal ideation. She is also one of the more recognizable of the current players on the USWNT. Her style, ink, and penchant for selfies are just some of the ways she expresses her considerable personality. She seems especially close with Ali Krieger, another fan favorite. Here she is, explaining some of her tattoos.