AOTW: Ashley Caster, senior basketball player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Feb. 5 – Feb. 11 Why Ashley Caster was selected: Caster led Wilkes with 13 points and six rebounds in their loss against Misericordia on Wednesday night and helped her team win for the first time since the 2013-2014 season against King’s on Senior Day.


Kirsten Peters

Female Athlete of the Week: Ashley Caster, senior basketball player

Name: Ashley Caster

Year: Senior

Major: Sports Management &        


Minor: Management

Hometown: York, Pa.

High School: Spring Grove HS

Position: Forward 

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The campus and great atmosphere from the professors and students acted as a driving force in my decision to come to Wilkes.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

After graduation, I want to become a collegiate athletic director or a head coach.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing when I was six. My dad taught me how to play, and I loved the sport ever since.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

During pratice, my favorite thing to do is scrimmage and trick shots.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope that we can change the program and come together as a team and play to our potential.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change anything, honestly. As a team, we are always improving and making each other better.


Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Off the court, I enjoy traveling, eating, sleeping and working.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Lee.

Favorite building on campus?


Favorite meal to eat on campus?

A philly cheesesteak from Grille Works.

Coke or Pepsi?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?


Most influential person in your life?

My mom and my sisters.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?


A quote you live your life by?

“She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without the fear of the future.” – Proverbs 31:25

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means to be strong and keep working to be the best person you can be.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Nubbies and obviously my DAWGS.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor