2 Alyssa Romano
2 Alyssa Romano
Year: Senior
Hometown: Baldwin, N.Y.
High School: Baldwin
Position: D

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2010: Named to the All-Patriot First Team … started all 16 games … served as team captain … recorded 24 ground balls, third-best on team … 19 caused turnovers  was second on team … tallied nine draw controls as well … registered career-best six ground balls in win at Stony Brook (2/27)… recorded caused turnovers and four groundballs against Richmond (3/3).

2009: An All-Patriot League Second Team selection ... named a tri-captain for the 2010 season ... played and started in 15 games ... picked up 20 ground balls, including a season-high three on five different occasions ... recorded five draw controls... registered a season-high four caused turnovers against Virginia Tech (4/4) on her way to 24 for the season ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... recorded a team-leading 24 caused turnovers on the season.

2008: Continued to make an impact in her second season, starting and playing in all 18 games ... a solid player on the defense ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... scooped up 23 ground balls on the season, tied for sixth on the team for the season ... recorded eight draw controls and 14 caused turnovers ... had a career-high four caused turnovers in season-opener at Davidson (2/22) ... Picked up career-high ground balls against Colgate (4/19).

2007: Contributed immediately, playing and starting all 18 games ... recorded 19 groundballs, two draw controls and 11 caused turnovers.

High School: Earned all-conference in 2005 and 2006 ... member of the NYS National Tournament Team in 2004 and 2005 ... member of the 2005 Long Island Empire Team ... awarded the Defensive Most Valuable Player ... captained varsity lacrosse and field hockey in her senior year ... earned Unsung Hero Award in lacrosse (2003) and field hockey (2005) ... four-year varsity field hockey player, named All-Conference in 2006 for her efforts ... member of the National Honor Society ... President of the Girl's Athletic Association.

Personal: Daughter of Celeste and John Romano ... father coached football at Iowa and Illinois ... majoring in communications.