Ashlie Andrews was the top scorer in the women’s goalball tournament at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto with 22 goals. She led Canada to the bronze medal and a berth at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Rio was her second Paralympic Games appearance.
Andrews started playing goalball at age 10 at a Blind Sports Day Event, but it wasn’t really a success as she found it interesting but confusing wearing the eye shades. She made another attempt a couple of years later and went on to compete at the elite level in 2007 by age 14.