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Penn State ranks second among alums in the NWSL
Twelve first-time Olympians push Nittany Lions' total to 109 student-athlete competitors
Nittany Lions Tied for No. 10 Nationally in USA Olympians among all colleges and universities
Record Nittany Lion Contingent of 22 Begins Action with U.S. Women's Soccer Opener
Penn State Contingent to Compete and Coach in 10 Sports in Games of the XXXI Olympiad
M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY LIST
Soccer America FIRST TEAM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (8/24, 9/14)
NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (2007, 2008)
SOCCER BUZZ FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (2007, 2008)
NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2007, 2008)
SOCCER BUZZ FIRST TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2008)
SOCCER BUZZ FIRST TEAM ALL-MID ATLANTIC (2007)
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT DEFENSIVE MVP (2008)
BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (2007)
FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008)
SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2006)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008)
SOCCER AMERICA SECOND TEAM ALL-MVP (2007)
COSIDA/ESPN THE MAGAZINE SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (2007)
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2006)
SOCCER BUZZ FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN (2006)
Made history by becoming the first ever Penn State World Cup Champion leading the U.S. U-20 National Team to five wins throughout the tournament and claimed the Cup with a 2-1 win over North Korea...Earned the Golden Glove at the U-20 World Cup.
2009 Started in all seven games through Sept. 13...Named to M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List for second-straight year...Named Soccer America First Team All-American...Earned one solo shutout vs. then-No. 9 Virginia, making four saves for the 1-0 win...Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors on Aug. 24 for play against UVa...Allowed just one goal, while making 11 saves during the UConn Soccer Classic vs. Wake Forest and Boston University...Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 14 for her play at the UConn Soccer Classic.
2008 Earned First Team All-America and First Team All-Great Lakes Region from Soccer Buzz...Named a FirstTeam All-American and First Team All-Great Lakes by the NSCAA...First team All-Big Ten...Big Ten Tournament Defensive MVP...Started all 21 games, allowing 23 goals...Tallied 90 saves en route to an 14-7 record with nine shutouts...Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week as well as recognition on the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week for Oct. 20...Registered a season high nine saves against then-No. 21 Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament Finals (11/9)...Sported a .796 save percentage...An Academic All-Big Ten selection...Named team MVP.
2007 Named a first team All-American by Soccer Buzz and NSCAA...Soccer America MVP Second Team...Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year...First team All-Big Ten selection...CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine second team Academic All-District...Started all 24 games in net for the Nittany Lions...Allowed just 15 goals...Had a 0.62 GAA...Made 103 saves including a season-high nine versus then-No. 5 Texas A&M (9/16)...Recorded nine shutouts including a 1-0 victory over then-No. 4 Purdue (10/26)...Posted a .873 save percentage...Played all but 37 minutes of the season...Recorded an assist against Wisconsin (10/5)...Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2006 Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team...Also a second team All-Big Ten selection...Along with Katie Schoepfer, named to the Soccer Buzz Mid-Atlantic All-Freshman team...Honored as a Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American...Started all 22 games she played...Notched 830 minutes of scoreless soccer en route to eight shutouts on the season...Tied PSU All-American Emily Oleksiuk for goals against average as a freshman (0.89)...Had a string of five straight shutouts beginning with Purdue (10/6) and finally ending in a 2-1 victory over Northwestern (10/22)...Made 79 saves with a .798 save percentage.
BEFORE PENN STATE
A top five recruit nationally according to Soccer Buzz, she was the highest rated goalkeeper in the country...Parade All-American and two-time NSCAA Youth All-American...Completed stints with the U.S. National Team at the Under-16 and Under-17 levels...Three-time All-State and three-time FAA All-Conference selection at Christian Heritage School, where she also was an honor roll student...Scored over 2,000 points in her career as a standout basketball player.
Full name is Alyssa Michele Naeher...Born April 20, 1988 in Bridgeport, Conn. to John and Donna Lynn Naeher...Father was a varsity basketball and track athlete at King's College...Majoring in kinesiology.