|00 Alesha Row
Notes: Her first shutout victory of 2006 will tie her for the all-time career record of 18, held by Mandi Tinsley (1999-02), currently standing with 17 after recording 13 a year ago ... Also enters her senior season ranked second on the WCU career saves chart (182) and first on the career goals against average list (1.21) ... Her career save percentage of .788 ranks third behind Tina Weaver (2000-03) and Tinsley, respectively.
2005: One of two Catamounts honored on the All-Southern Conference teams, garnering second team honors ... Was dubbed the SoCon Tournament's Most Outstanding Player, tallying three wins, two of which were shutouts (top-seeded Davidson and second-seeded Furman) ...Selected as the 2005 WCU women's soccer MVP ... Set a school-record with 13 shutouts, which also led the SoCon ... Finished with 107 saves to lead the SoCon, including 52 in league-only matches to rank second ... Turned in the fourth-best individual season save tally ... Also led the league in goals-against average with a WCU single-season record of 0.74, which ranked 30th in the NCAA while playing the most minutes of the top 30 ... She also ranked 15th in the NCAA in shots on goal save percentage, posting an .864 average, which also ranked second both in the league and on the school's single-season charts ... Was credited with her first career assist in the double-overtime win over Niagara (8/28/05) ... Punted the ball where it was corralled by Heather Dittmer and dished to Bailey Culp for the Catamounts' first goal of the game, pulling to within one, 2-1 ... Recorded four-consecutive shutout victories from Sept. 9 through Sept. 18, defeating Longwood, UNC Asheville, Eastern Kentucky, and Gardner-Webb ... Nearly equaled that run in SoCon play, blanking the College of Charleston (10/21/05), Chattanooga (10/23/05), and Georgia Southern (10/28/05) before falling at home to Davidson in the regular season finale (10/20/05) ... Following the tournament, was named the SoCon's TIAA-CREF Student-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 9 ... Tabbed as both Western's student-athlete and SoCon's women's soccer player of the month for November ... Named to the WCU Dean's List for both the fall of 2005 and spring of '06 ... Was named to the SoCon TIAA-CREF Fall All-Academic team for the fall and was also listed on the SoCon's Academic Honor Roll.
2004: Started all 16 of the matches in which she saw action ... Made 74 saves in net ... Finished the season ranked fourth in the SoCon in saves per game (4.62); tied for sixth in shutouts (4.0); eighth in saves, and ninth in save percentage (71.2%) and goals against average (1.95) ... Recorded her first career shutout in the season opener, a 1-0 victory over Gardner-Webb (8/27/04) ... Named to SoCon TIAA-CREF Fall Academic All-Conference Team.
2003: Appeared in three matches during her freshman season, all three of which were conference games ... Allowed just one goal in over 76 minutes in the net for the season, which came at Furman (10/15/03) when she played the entire second half ... Although not credited with either shutout, the Cats blanked Elon (9/12/03) and The Citadel (10/31/03) and Row combined for nearly 32 minutes in both matches, recording a save versus The Citadel to preserve the 5-0 shutout ... One of eight Catamounts on the Dean's List during the 2003-04 season.
High School: All-conference first team selection as a junior for two-time state runner-up and two-time conference champion Fargo North HS... As a junior she recorded 15 shutouts and a save percentage of 97 percent... She was also a member of Fargo North's State champion basketball team.
Club: Started for the four-time State Cup Champion Red River Rumblers, coached by Bob Grabko and Kaye Nelson.
Personal: Full name is Alesha Louise Row ... Daughter of Mary and Jeff Row ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.