|| Michael Alexander
Converts from wide defender to wide midfielder ... one of the fittest players on the team ... could play in the back, but has developed confidence in his ability in the attacking third.
As a Junior in 2007: Key reserve for the Cardinal ... played in 17 matches and earned two starts ... chipped the ball over the goalkeeper to set up Kyle Hency for a goal against San Diego State (11/4).
As a Sophomore in 2006: Saw action in nine matches ... Took one shot on goal against No. 9 UCLA (9/24).
As a Freshman in 2005: Made nine starts in 17 games played for the Cardinal ... tallied his first collegiate assist against Oregon State (10/16) ... took two shots on goal out of three for the season ... took his first collegiate career shot against Washington (10/23).
High School/Club: Four-year letterman at Sarasota (Fla.) High School ... played for IMG Soccer Academy club team ... 2005 NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-American ... 2000-05 Florida 1987 state team ... 2005 all-state honoree ... Region III ODP player (2001-05) ... holds school single-season record for goals (29) and led his team to a second-place state finish in 2005 ... also earned four letters in cross country and three in track ... four-time all-state cross country selection ... holds school records in the 5,000-meter and two-mile races.
Personal: Parents are Ken and Gayle Alexander ... has one sister, Kerri ... human biology major.
Coaching Staff on Alexander: "Michael has consistently impressed with his mature play and competitive nature. He's a skillful defender who has the ability and the inclination to attack."