Niagara ties to soccer standout

CHICAGO Loyola University Chicago women’s soccer recruiting class includes a girl with Niagara ties.

Ashley Bovee is the daughter of Niagara High School graduates Robin (Pilon) and Marty Bovee of Greenville, Wis., and granddaughter of Anita and Jan Bovee and Cindy and Randy Pilon

“Ashley is a great athlete who’s strong in the air,” Loyola Coach Barry Bimbi said. “She could see time in midfield or in the backline.”

A three-year starter at Appleton Xavier High School, Ashley Bovee helped the Hawks to three Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division II state semifinal appearances and three Eastern Valley Conference titles from 2010-12.

Selected team captain her senior year, Bovee was twice named Eastern Valley Conference Defensive Athlete of the Year (2011-12) while also being selected 2012 “Best of the Rest” Wisconsin Defensive Player.

Bovee played club soccer for the Appleton Goal Getters from 2008 to 2013, winning three Wisconsin State Cup Championships with the team.

A multi-sport athlete, she also was a letterwinner in cross country and basketball.

Ramblers finished the 2012 season 8-9-3 overall.