?I knew I would have to accept the role of leader on this team, because I had played the longest and I knew what the coach expected of us,? said Hargrove. ?I tried to help the girls learn his style of play, while try and make the team bond on and off the court.?
Hargrove did more than just teach this young squad, she quickly established herself as the team?s premier defender, pulling the assignment of guard the opponent?s top offensive threat.
?I looked forward to the challenge,? said Hargrove. ?Some of the players in this conference are really good. Sometimes I was nervous, but I was able to contain my nerves, which would help me contain my opponent.?
With 59 steals on the season, which ranks as the sixth best total in a season at Ursuline, Hargrove was able to slow the scoring attack of the best individual players in the AMC. In her career at Ursuline, Hargrove totaled 143 steals, which is the third best career total in program history.
Hargrove?s defensive records do not stop at steals, as the 5?5? guard now ranks ninth in career blocked shots at Ursuline with 19 in her career. Hargrove also finds herself in the record books in career assists (sixth with 138) and three pointers made (ninth with 55).
Topping the list of accomplishments, Hargrove is the All-Time Leader in games played at Ursuline with 117 games played. She also ranks sixth in games started with 68 starts.
?I didn?t know I did that much,? said Hargrove. ?Everyone wants to know how many points you score and if you do not score a lot of points, you are often overlooked as a success. It really feels good to know my defensive performance made a difference in my time at Ursuline.?
For Hargrove, her basketball career has come to an end, but in no way is she done being a success. She will pursue a job in the nursing industry after graduation. She knows that basketball and Coach Schorr have helped guide her and train her to become the best nurse she can be.
?Coach Schorr was a positive influence on my athletic and academic performance,? said Hargrove. ?Basketball caused me to prioritize my schedule so that I could stay on top of my academics, while having time to train and compete. Coach was always there to challenge me and support me in all aspects of the collegiate experience.?
There is no doubt that Ashlie Hargrove has left a positive mark on the Ursuline Women?s Basketball Program, and it is safe to say she has left the program in better shape than when she arrived.
?The Arrows are in good shape and are headed in a good direction,? said Hargrove. ?We lost a lot of great players from last year?s roster, so we dropped a little this season, but they will learn from this and I can promise they will improve quickly. It?s a cycle of having a roster full of youth, to having a roster full of experienced talent.?
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