Ashley Baker (b1990)
Ashley Lauren Baker is an English football goalkeeper who plays for Sky Blue FC, in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)..
Born in Grantham, Lincoln Ladies announced that they had agreed to sign her in October 2012, but the transfer fell through when Lincoln later signed Karen Bardsley.
Instead, Baker joined USA team Sky Blue FC, in 2013 after being drafted from University of Georgia.
She made her debut on 1 June 2013 against Boston Breakers, in which she saved a penalty kick from compatriot Lianne Sanderson in stoppage time. In August 2013 Baker was waived by Sky Blue, who needed the roster space to sign Ashley Nick.
She was part of the England U-19 for the 2008 and 2009 edition of the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship. She was also involved in the 2008 and 2010 edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
In July 2013 Baker helped Great Britain to a gold medal in the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia.