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FORMER MOONEY/PITT STANDOUT SIGNS PROFESSIONALLY

PHOTO CREDIT: PITT WOMEN'S SOCCER

YOUNGSTOWN, OH- Former University of Pittsburgh and Cardinal Mooney standout soccer player, Ashley Cuba Buchta recently signed with the Fayetteville Fury of the National Indoor Soccer League.

Nine games into her professional career, Ashley already is turning heads with 17 points including 12 goals, and five assists.

During her career as a Cardinal Mooney Cardinal, Cuba was named to the 2008 NSCAA All-American Team as well as the Adidas U.S. All-Regional Team, Ohio Co-Player of the Year, Ohio Division 2 Player of the Year, First Team All-Ohio, District Player of the Year, First Team All-District, First Team All-County, and First Team SVC.

Cuba also landed 87 career goals in high school and 65 career assists.

At Pitt, Cuba scored a record 23 goals, 51 points, and 178 shots in her career.  She also set records for goals per game, shots per game, and game-winning goals in a season.

Ashley is no rookie to the professional ranks as she’s made stops in Washington, Pittsburgh, and Finland before recently signing with Fayetteville.

Congratulations to Ashley, and best of luck in all her endeavors as she continues to help represent our valley in professional sports!

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