Get To Know: Aleena Shelton

Aleena Shelton's experience in goal helps the Cougars in 2008. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Name: Aleena Shelton


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Who is your favorite athlete and why? Camille Thomas - she taught me a lot about goalkeeping.

How old were you when you starting playing soccer? Four years old.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career? Being recruited by BYU.

Where was the toughest place you've ever competed? Florida.

Who is the first person you call after a game? My dad.

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection? Homeward Bound.

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be? Joseph Smith

What is your pet peeve? When people say my name wrong, or when people flick me with their fingers

What is your worst habit? Biting my fingernails.

Do you have any phobias? Not that I'm aware of.

What is your nickname? "Big Red"

What is your favorite thing about BYU in general? The beautiful campus.

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Aleena's Stats -

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At BYU

FRESHMAN - (2007): Played in three games and recorded two saves without giving up a goal ... played in 2-1 wins over Utah State, 4-1 win over TCU, and 3-0 win over Air Force.

REDSHIRT - (2006):

Before BYU

2001-05 Utah ODP team ... 2001-05 Region IV Camp ... 2005 ODP team captain ... Named 2005 first-team All-State by SL Tribune ... 2005 team captain ... 2002-05 starting goalkeeper ... 2003 and 2005 varsity basketball ... Honor roll ... Student government officer.

Personal

Parents: Dave and Karla ... Siblings: Taleen, Dj and Kira

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