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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: 25
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
 
With the Boston Breakers: Started eight of the nine games she appeared in during the 2013 NWSL season ... 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: 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 ... Played for the U.S. U-23 team ... Earned her first call-up to train with the senior team in December 2009 ... Travelled with the U.S. to Portugal for the 2011 Algarve Cup ... 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


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