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Alyssa Naeher - Keeper
Name: Alyssa Naeher
Pronunication: NAY-err
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5-9
Jersey number: 1
Date of birth: April 20, 1988
Age: 26
Hometown: Stratford, Conn.
Citizenship: USA
College: Penn State University
Last club: 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
How acquired: Signed as a free agent May 2013
Follow on Twitter: @AlyssaNaeher
 
Professional: In 2014, named NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year ... played in and started all 24 games, one of only two Breakers to do so ... Logged a team-high 2,115 minutes, which also ranked her second in the league ... Won six games ... Set a NWSL record and team record with 106 saves ... Registered three shutouts (seventh most in the NWSL) ... Stopped six of the nine penalty shots she faced ... The six penalty kick saves was the most in NWSL history and a career high ... Named NWSL Player of the Week on Aug. 12, 2014, after a 10-save shutout (2-0) over Portland Thorns FC ... In 2013, started eight of the nine games she appeared in ... Finished with a 4-2-2 record with team-high two shutouts ... Joined the Breakers in May 2013, signing as a free agent after finishing German Bundesliga season with 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam. It marked her second stint with the Breakers ... Was selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2010 WPS Draft ... In 2011, set a franchise record and led Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) with 99 saves ... Finished with a 5-9-4 record with five shutouts ... Had a goals against average of 1.33 ... Started and played in all 18 games ... Logged 1,620 minutes ... In her rookie season of 2010, during the regular season, started all 16 games she played in, logging 1,379 minutes ... Faced 90 shots and made 69 ... Allowed 18 goals for a 1.17 goals against average ... Posted a record of 9-4-2 with three shutouts ... Played in one playoff game and made three saves in a loss to the Philadelphia Independence in the WPS Super Semifinal ... With 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam: For the 2012/13 Frauen Bundesliga season, posted a 16-4-1 record with 10 shutouts, helping the team earn a berth into the 2013-14 Champions League ... Potsdam finished second in the Bundesliga, four points back of champions VFL Wolfsburg ... In debut season with Potsdam (2011/12), Naeher went 13-2-2 with 11 shutouts in the league and Potsdam won the Bundesliga ...Made her debut on Sept. 28, 2011, coming on in the 64th minute of the team’s 6-0 victory over Thor/KA of Iceland in the UEFA Women’s Champions League ... Over two years at Potsdam, had a 6-3-1 Champions League record with four shutouts.
 
International: Called into three U.S. Women's National Team camps in 2014, the first coming in March for the Algarve Cup in Portugal ... Second call-up came in August ahead of the Aug. 20, 2014 game against Switzerland ... Named to U.S. roster for pair of games in September against Mexico ... In 2013, was called into camp with the senior team ahead of a November friendly against Brazil ... Travelled with the U.S. to Portugal for the 2011 Algarve Cup ... Earned her first call-up to train with the senior team in December 2009 ... Played for the U.S. U-23 team ... Won the 2008 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup with the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team, earning the Golden Glove after posting five wins in the tournament ... While in high school was called up to play for the U.S. U-16 and U-17 national teams.
 
College: Three-time NSCAA All-American at Penn State ... Started and played 74 games for the Nittany Lions ... Finished with a career record of 50-19-5 and 24 shutouts ... Had a career 0.89 goals against average ... Soccer Buzz First Team All-American (2007, 2008) ... Big Ten Tournament Defensive MVP (2008) ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2007) ... First Team All-Big Ten selection (2007, 2008) ... Named to Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2006) ... Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American (2006).

Scholastic/Club: Parade All-American and two-time NSCAA Youth All-American ... Three-time All-State and three-time FAA All-Conference selection at Christian Heritage School, where she also was an honor roll student ... Scored more than 2,000 points in her career as a standout basketball player.

Personal: Daughter of Donna Lynn and John ... Has a twin sister, Amanda, and a younger sister, Abigail