Ashley Kaufman begins her first season on Rudy Meredith’s staff in 2017-18.

Kaufman comes to Yale after spending one season at Washington & Lee where she helped the Generals to a 15-4-1 overall record and a No. 20 national ranking. W&L captured the program’s fourth ODAC title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Kaufman came to W&L from St. Lawrence University, where she served as a graduate assistant for the women’s soccer team 2014-15. Over two seasons, Kaufman helped the Saints to a 25-11-4 overall record and an 8-6-2 mark in the Liberty League. SLU also made an appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2015.

A 2014 inductee into the Utica College Athletic Hall of Fame, Kaufman was a four-year letterwinner in soccer and ice hockey, and a one-year letterwinner in softball. She earned all-conference honors in soccer all four years, including three first-team laurels.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Utica in 2009 and a master of education leadership from St. Lawrence in 2016.

Kaufman also has experience serving as head coach for the GirlsCan Football Academy in New Haven, Conn., and with the Lake Placid soccer camp in Canton, N.Y. She also holds a NSCAA Level 2 goalkeeping diploma.