1 Ashlie Christian
Ashlie Christian


Payette, Idaho

High School:


Right-hand Pitcher




MISSION FIRST: A Cut Above The Rest

By Tracy Nelson

Miscellaneous: Senior team captain who will be mainstay on pitching staff after serving as Army's primary hurler last year ... talented right-handed pitcher who displays good velocity and solid command of pitches ... changes speeds effectively and can create movement on all pitches ... features drop curve and effective changeup ... displays exceptional composure on mound ... ranked among the national leaders the past two years ... four saves in 2003 earned a share of 17th place with 15 other hurlers ... sophomore year ranked as high as 23rd nationally in earned run average with 1.10 in April of 2003 ... stood 50th at season's end with 1.24 ERA, which ranks second on single-season chart ... pitched at the NCAA Regionals in Oklahoma City that year ... ranks among Army's career leaders in six categories ... first in saves (6), third in wins (28), fourth in earned run average (2.21) and winning percentage (.500), while fifth in appearances (78) and innings (332.2) ... tied for the Patriot League career saves lead ... tied with Carolyn Copcutt for second on Army's all-time saves list with six ... tied for second in appearances in single-season with 33 in 2003, while 13 wins stands seventh ... owns 28-28 career record ... features 159 strikeouts, which is ten shy of the Top 5 list ... will serve second term as team captain ... the third two-time captain in school history ... Dean's List student ... three-year letterwinner.

2003: Made impact on Army's pitching rotation after taking over as its top ace in the circle ... ranked among the top hurlers in the Patriot League for the second straight year ... led the conference in appearances with 33, while second in games started (23) and innings pitched (148.2) along with league-high four saves that tied for 17th nationally and was just one shy of both Army's and league's single-season record ... performance earned second team all-league honors ... started 23 games with 12 completions in facing a career-high 583 batters ... recorded a 2.07 earned run average and 13-11 record along with four saves ... just missed tying the school single-season saves mark ... turned in a 1.87 ERA in conference games in compiling 6-4 mark limiting opponents to .222 batting average ... set career-high eight strikeouts going the distance in league blanking of Bucknell in doubleheader split that kept Army's conference playoff hopes alive ... next day had a hand in both wins against the Bison as Army closed out regular-season league play ... went the distance in 4-2 playoff clinching win in the first game, then picked up save in second to have hand in all three series wins ... kept Army's hopes alive at the playoffs after coming on in relief in the top of the seventh against Holy Cross with bases-loaded and two out ... after getting out of the jam with a strikeout, the Black Knights made her a winner after rallying for a pair of runs in the home half ... pitcher of record in both games in non-league sweep of Manhattan for first wins in Army's new complex ... went the distance against the Jaspers on three-hitter in 2-1 victory in first game and pitched five innings of relief in 6-5 nightcap decision that went 11 innings ... fanned four or more batters several times en route to recording season-high 69 strikeouts ... concluded the season as the team MVP.

2002: Broke into the national rankings for first time in career in late April with 1.10 earned run average to stand 23rd in the nation ... ended season with 1.24 ERA to rank 50th in the country, one ahead of teammate Shauna Evans who she tied with for first place in the Patriot League after holding that spot several times throughout the spring ... recorded 7-5 won-loss mark after jumping out to a 5-1 start ... drew the start in 2-1 championship title win over Lehigh for the 2002 crown and automatic NCAA bid ... was the pitcher of record in 9-0 romp over Holy Cross as the Black Knights advanced through the winners' bracket into the championship round ... put finishing touches on first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament by drawing the starting nod against Arkansas in 22nd appearance and 16th start ... pitched 2.1 innings and was touched for the first run in a 2-0 elimination loss ... also saw relief duty against tournament top seed Texas ... pitched the final sixth inning and did not give up a hit or walk to the Longhorns ... issued only 14 walks in 90.2 innings in the circle and touched for just nine extra base hits among the 102 yielded ... only 16 of 42 runs were earned ... struck out 54 batters ... appeared in 22 games with four completions ... fired a two-hitter in going the distance during a 2-2 nightcap tie with Marist called after the seventh inning because of darkness ... only one run was earned ... season-high five strikeouts recorded four times, the last against Colgate in the opening round win at the Patriot League Tournament ... posted a 1.09 ERA in league play along with 32 strikeouts ... only four of 54 hits went for extra bases.

2001: Fashioned a 3.38 ERA and 8-12 record ... started 19 of 23 games ... completed five ... struck out 36 batters ... opened the season in Florida with best performance at Rebel Spring Games against Stony Brook ... allowed just two earned runs over the five innings she pitched ... spent the season as Army's No. 2 pitcher ... tossed back-to-back complete games to pick up first two career wins against Patriot League rival Colgate ... struck out a career-high five batters against the Raiders in closing out a four-game series ... pitched five innings of relief to lead Army to a 10-5 victory over Quinnipiac ... had a two-run single and picked up the win in the circle in lone league series victory (9-4) over Lafayette ... opened Lehigh series with a 2-1 victory to put the skids to the Mountain Hawks' 10-game winning streak ... twice filled in at first base ... went 3-1 over a stretch of four starts against league opponents Lafayette and Lehigh with Marist thrown in ... worked way into the lineup as the designated player on several occasions when not pitching.

High School: A tremendous student-athlete at Payette High ... four-year letterwinner and starting pitcher on the softball team ... two-time all-conference selection ... batted .467 her junior year with six extra-base hits including a grand slam ... two-time team MVP ... also lettered in volleyball.

Personal: Given name is Ashlie Irene Christian .... born March 20, 1982 ... parents' names are Deb and Del Christian ... majoring in Law.

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