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Ashley Powell

Biography

Ashley “Pow-Pow” Powell has been playing ultimate for eight years. She started off in high school on the Warhawks where she eventually became captain, went on the play club and college (where she also captained), and is now playing with North Carolina’s first semi-professional women’s team, Raleigh Radiance. Ashley has been critical in the development of Jäga. When she became captain her sophomore year, there weren’t enough players for two lines, and Jäga didn’t make the top 50. Over her three years as captain, the team has grown to over 20 people and has risen to be ranked #15, resulting in the team making it to Nationals for the first time in 13 years. She’s a key in maintaining positivity on and off the field, and she always encourages players to try new things and dive further into the world of ultimate. We’ve jokingly called her the lighthouse of the team, but there isn’t a better word to capture how Ashley makes you want to push yourself farther, play harder and do better. However, you don’t want to end up on the receiving end of her disappointed eyes. We’d follow you anywhere Ash, and couldn’t be prouder to call you our captain.

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