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Ashley Lopez enters her first year as the head coach for Hawk Softball with the 2022-2023 season. Prior to becoming the head coach, Lopez served as the assistant coach for the Hawks for two full seasons and the interim head coach for the spring of 2022. Ashley is no stranger to Howard College as she played centerfield two years under previous head coach Kelly Raines in 2015 and in 2016. Lopez was part of teams claiming two conference championships, two regional championships, and two trips to the NJCAA Division I Softball National Tournament, finishing 4th in the nation in 2015.

After completing her Associate Degree at Howard College, Lopez transferred to Eastern New Mexico University and was their starting centerfielder for two years, playing in 108 games throughout 2017 and 2018. Ashley graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in University Studies with an emphasis in Business and Heath Physical Education.

In 2018-2019 Lopez served as the graduate assistant coach at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) where she coached the outfielders for the 2019 season. While coaching at ENMU, Lopez helped guide Freshman Iliana Mendoza as she was named Third Team All – LSC at season’s end after finishing second on the team with a batting average of .373 and fielding percentage of .973.

Lopez is currently working on her master’s degree in Sports Administration.