Get To Know: Alyssa Vander Veur

Alyssa Vander Veur returned from a knee injury last year to provide firepower for the Cougars up front in 2008.

Name: Alyssa Vander Veur


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Who is your favorite athlete and why? John Stockton, he worked hard and set a good example.

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

What has been the highlight of your athletic career? Scoring my first goal in college.

Where was the toughest place you've ever competed? Portland - we played them at Utah in the NCAA tournament.

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

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

If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be? Someone on 'Saved by the Bell'

What is your worst habit? Not making my bed.

Do you have any phobias? I'm slightly afraid of heights.

What is your nickname? "Lissi"

What is your favorite thing about BYU in general? The atmosphere and friendships.

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Alyssa's Stats -

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At BYU

JUNIOR - (2008): Spring - scored first goal against Central Florida.

REDSHIRT - (2007): Torn ACL

SOPHOMORE - (2006): Played in 14 games ... Scored two goals on the season ... Took 12 shots on the season ... Scored game-winning goal in 1-0 victory over Weber State ... Netted first goal of game against Georgia ... Shot the ball four times against Fresno State ... Took two shots against Wyoming.

FRESHMAN - (2005): Played in seven games ... Played in wins against George Mason, Weber State, Utah State, Arizona State, Arizona, TCU and Air Force ... Took shots against Geroge Mason and Air Force.

Before BYU

5A All-State MVP ... 5A leading scorer ... Three-time 5A All-State First Team ... ODP two years ... Girls Soccer Athlete of the Year ... Offensive Player of the Year ... Three-time All-Region First Team ... Totaled 76 goals and 44 assists in High School career ... Named All-Region Most Outstanding Striker ... Member of 5A State Championship team in 2003, runner-up in 2004 ... Named team captain of Bingham varsity soccer team ... Named team captain of Utah Avalanche ... Four-year varsity starter... Received Business Medal ... Member of National Honor Society ... Honor Roll ... FCCLA Medal ... Academic All-Region ... Coach's Honor Roll ... US Marines Outstanding Athlete Award.

Personal

Parents: Sherrie and Kevin ... Siblings: Nick, Chloe and Raquelle.

Statistics

Year GP Shs Gls Asts Pts

2006 14 12 2 0 4

2005 7 2 0 0 0

Total 21 14 2 0 4

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