Ashley Herndon, Kelli Hubly
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Thorns FC sign midfielder Ashley Herndon, defender Kelli Hubly

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC have signed midfielder Ashley Herndon and defender Kelli Hubly, it was announced today.

Herndon and Hubly will serve as field player replacements for Dagny Brynjarsdottir and Nadia Nadim, who are both away on international duty for the 2017 European Championships.

Herndon appeared in 84 games (all starts) for James Madison University, tallying 37 goals and 27 assists during her four-year career (2013-16). During her senior campaign in 2016, Herndon was named Colonial Athletic Conference Player of the Year and earned NSCAA second-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors, scoring 11 goals.

Hubly began her collegiate career at the University of Kentucky (2012-14), appearing 65 games (40 starts), registering 10 goals and 7 assists. She played her final season at DePaul in 2016, featuring in 18 matches (all starts), tallying five assists.

Ashley Herndon
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-7
Born: Oct. 4, 1994
Hometown: Ashburn, Va. 
College: James Madison University

Kelli Hubly
Position: Defender
Height: 5-9
Born: Aug. 9, 1994
Hometown: Elk Grove, Ill. 
College: DePaul University