Get to Know: Alyssa Vander Veur

Senior Alyssa Vander Veur has started every game for the Cougars this season, but one, and is a key part of the Cougars offense.

Who is your favorite athlete, and why?

John Stockton. He was such a humble player and excellent leader.

How old were you when you first started playing soccer?

Six years old.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?

Being coached by my dad growing up and then being able to put on a BYU jersey.

What is one item you must have with you when you travel?

My cell phone.

Who is the first person you call after a game?

My Dad.

If you could meet any person, dead or alive, who would it be?

Thomas Jefferson or Emeril Lagasse.

What has been your most favorite roadtrip since being at BYU?

They've all been pretty great.

What is one movie you must have in your movie collection?

Batman.

What is your favorite television show?

American Idol or Bones.

What is your favorite thing about playing at South Field?

The fans and all the excitement!

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JUNIOR - (2008): Played in 23 games ... scored the only goal in 1-4 loss to LSU, and first goal in 4-0 win over UNLV in second round of MWC Tournament ... assisted second goal in 2-0 win over Virginia Tech in first round of NCAA Tournament ... had five points on the season.

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.

Year GP Shs Gls Asts Pts

2008 23 19 2 1 5

2007 -- Medical Redshirt --

2006 14 12 2 0 4

2005 7 2 0 0 0

Total 44 33 4 1 9

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