Amber Ashcraft has been the La Cueva High School Bears’ girl’s soccer coach since 1997. Her overall head coaching record is 386-68. She has led La Cueva to nine state titles, the most recent in 2017. Her Bears were also runner-up 6 times.
Amber was named the 2018 Girls Soccer Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. Twice before she had been a finalist for this award.
Amber, then a senior at La Cueva, delivered a penalty-kick goal against Albuquerque Academy to put the Bears into the 1992 state championship game against Eldorado at the old Albuquerque Sports Stadium.