Name: Ashley Van Ryn
Caps:
Sport: Team Handball
Event(s): Beach & Indoor
Height: 5'10
Weight: 163
DOB: 4/8/1986
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Greater Atlanta Christian School (GACS)
College: University of Central Florida (UCF)
Team/Club: Atlanta Beach Handball
Coach(es): Lisa Dunn, Michi Mensing, Juliano de Oliveira & Christian Latulippe
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 IHF Beach Handball World Championships - 14th, Captain (Kazan, Russia)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 ANOC World Beach Games - 10th, Captain (Doha, Qatar)
  • 2019 North American & Caribbean (NORCA) Beach Handball Championships - 1st, Captain (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • 2018 Pan American Beach Handball Championships - 6th (Oceanside, California)
  • 2018 USATH Open National Championships (Indoor) - 1st (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • 2017 USATH Open National Championships (Indoor) - 1st (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • 2017 Busan International Competition (Indoor) - 4th (Busan, South Korea)
  • 2017 Pan American Championships (Indoor) - 5th (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2017 Pan American Championship NORCA Qualifier (Indoor) - 2nd (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • 2015 Pan American Championships (Indoor) - 10th (Havana, Cuba)
  • 2015 Pan American Championship NORCA Qualifier (Indoor) - 3rd, Top 10 Scorer (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • 2015 Pan American Games Qualifier (Indoor) - 2nd (Auburn, AL & Uruguay)
  • 2015 American Open Beach Handball Championships - 1st (Gulf Shores, AL)
  • 2014 American Open Beach Handball Championships - 1st (Gulf Shores, AL)
  • 2013 Pan American Championship (Indoor) - 8th (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
  • 2013 USATH Open National Championships (Indoor) - 1st (Reno, Nevada)
  • 2013: Named to the U.S. Women's Senior National Team
Personal: Daughter of Doug and Agnes, and sister to Alyssa...Has represented the United States in over 100 international games and served as captain for the U.S. Women’s Beach Handball National Team since 2018...Discovered team handball after seeing the sport on television during the 2012 London Olympics…At UCF, was a four-year letterwoman in softball and won two conference championships…Received the 2008 Dr. Richard E. Lapchick Award (for Athletic, Academic, and Community Excellence), 2008 UCF Iron Athlete Award, and 2008 Founder's Scholar Award (Top 1% in graduating class)...At GACS, was a four-sport high school varsity letter winner in softball, basketball, soccer, & track…Hobbies include any sand-based sport, coffee, farmer’s markets, stand-up paddle boarding, game nights/shows (was featured on the Price is Right), and being a committed door holder at Passion City Church.