|Alma Mater:||Old Dominion University, '11|
Assistant coach Ashley Waters (Kellogg) enters her eighth season as a member of the ODU women's lacrosse coaching staff. A former Old Dominion lacrosse standout, Waters joined the Lady Monarchs coaching staff in September 2011.
In 2018, Waters helped guide the Monarchs to the program's fourth-straight ASUN Conference Tournament with a 5-13, 2-3 (ASUN) record. Five Monarchs earned post season honors, inlcuding two on the ASUN All-Freshman Team, ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year, All Conference Teams, and All Academic Teams.
Under Waters guidance the Lady Monarchs finished the 2017 season 9-9 overall record, 5-5 ASUN, and earned a fifth place seed in the ASUN conference tournament. She helped guide senior midfielder Connor Carson to her third-consecutive 1st-team all-conference award and helped coach Mary Katherine Maloney who was named to the ASUN All-Freshmen squad. Waters also assisted the Lady Monarchs to a 13-10 come-from-behind victory, defeating long-time rival William & Mary for the first time since 2013.
Waters helped guide the 2016 Lady Monarchs to the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance after the team won the Atlantic Sun Championship. ODU won a program-record 16 games in 2016, winning the program's first conference tournament title since 1995.
The program completed its first season in the Atlantic-Sun Conference in 2015, a year in which ODU was the regular season runners-up and made its first conference tournament since 2009. The Monarchs went 13-5 overall, which marked the most wins in a season since ODU went 13-5 in 2002, and posted a 6-1 mark in league play. The Monarchs also tied the program record for goals in a game twice this season, scoring 24 against Gardner-Webb (24-1) and Howard (24-6).
In her third season, ODU won games against future conference opponent Stetson, St. Joseph's and a thrilling comeback win against Liberty.
In her second season, ODU defeated rival William & Mary in comeback fashion for the second straight season and saw three Lady Monarchs earn All-CAA accolades: Alexandra Burns (Second Team All-CAA), Christina Rea (Second Team All-CAA) and Rachel Shaw (All-CAA Rookie Team).
In her first season, she helped guide the Lady Monarchs to their first ever win over Louisville and their first win over rival William & Mary since 2007. She also helped coach a pair of all-conference players in senior midfielder Lisa Bernardini (First Team All-CAA) and senior defender Hannah McBee (Second Team All-CAA)
Waters was a four-year starter from 2007-10, and ranks eighth in career points with 152 and fourth in goals with 128. She was a two-time All-CAA performer as well.
Waters originally hails from Downingtown, Pa. Her younger sister, Casey, played lacrosse at Hofstra. She earned her masters degree in sport management from ODU in 2011 and lives in Norfolk with her husband Steven and their son.