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Getting to Know Ashley Rape
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/17/2010
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The best part of my game is… Winning balls in the air, heading, individual defending

I like my position best because… Central Defender: because I can see everything and have the whole field in front of me

The best place I have ever traveled to play soccer is… Argentina, Spain

My first goal I ever scored was… I don't remember my first goal but it was either for the Red Hots or the Lady Rascals

Over the summer, I worked on… agility and distribution to improve my game…

My favorite professional soccer team is… FC Barcelona.

I love the World Cup because… It gets more people around the world and especially in the United States to watch soccer and it’s the best players in the world all on one stage, Vuvuzelas

My best shot ever was… A header off of a corner to score my first collegiate goal. 

My favorite sport outside soccer is… To watch: football To play: Volleyball

The person who has had the biggest influence on my soccer career is… My trainer from home Ryan Godfrey.

The professional soccer player's game I could best compare my game to is… Fabio Cannavaro and Oguchi Onyewu

My pre-game superstitions or rituals are… I am not superstitious but I usually do a few tuck jumps right before the whistle blows to let out my nervous energy.

My favorite athlete outside of soccer is… Lance Armstrong, Brett Favre and Wes Welker

If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be… Australia, all over Africa

My hobbies outside of soccer are… Traveling, listening to music, watching movies and hanging out with my sister, Avery.

My best talent other than playing soccer is… Singing.

My favorite food is… Brownie Sundae.

My favorite cartoon is… Doug.

If I could star on a reality television show, it would be… Bachelorette.

A weird fact not many people might not know about me is… I was born in Denver and am a Denver Broncos fan although I've lived in Dallas all my life.

My secret addiction is… Desserts.

If I could appear on the cover of any magazine, it would be… Sports Illustrated.

If I could spend three hours doing anything, it would be… Playing soccer, hanging out with my sister, laying out at the beach, brownie sundae eating contest.

The weirdest noise I can make is… When I yawn. 

My current ring tone is… My phone is always on vibrate.

My favorite web site to visit is… Facebook and

My nickname is… Bash, Basher.

My can’t miss television show is… Grey's Anatomy.

My favorite movie is… Drag, pull behind standing leg.

My go to meal I can cook is… Spaghetti, quesadillas and guacamole.

I started playing soccer at age… 4. A boy’s team called the Red Hots and a girl’s team called the Lady Rascals.

My favorite class I have taken at Duke so far is… International Security, Conflict Analysis in Africa.

What I like best about Coach Church is… Cares a lot about each individual player, and he will do whatever it takes to make sure we are the best we can be, he is never complacent 

Duke is the best place to play collegiate soccer because… We receive a great education and competitive soccer experience while surrounded by great people.