7 - Alyssa Goldie
Alyssa Goldie
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Riverside, CA
High School: Riverside Poly
Position: Attacker
EXP: HS

2011 Season
A Big West All-Academic selection for a second straight season ... Scored six goals along with ten steals and five assists ... Scored a career-high two goals against Concordia (2/3/11).

2010 Season
Tallied seven goals ... Scored a season-high two goals against Penn State-Behrend (3/7/10) and Chapman (4/11/10) ... Named an Academic All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... A Big West All-Academic selection.

2009 Season
Scored three goals including two against Redlands (3/7/09) ... An Academic All-American selection by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association (ACWPC).

High School
Helped lead Riverside Poly to the CIF Division III championship in 2008 ... Also helped her team to two league titles ... Her leadership and water polo skills resulted in her being named the Ivy League co-Player of the Year in 2008 ... Also named All-CIF first team ... An all-league selection all four years in high school ... Also gained All-American honors ... Team captain during her junior and senior seasons ... Also a water polo Academic All-American ... Also a member of the swim team.

Matador Memo
Born March 2, 1990 in Orange, Calif. ... Parents are Risa and Mike Goldie ... Has a brother (Jordan) ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... Her favorite television show is "How I Met Your Mother" ... Favorite movie is "Liar, Liar" ... Loves to eat spaghetti, but shies away from yams ... Favorite rock group is Matchbox 20 ... Enjoys listening to Jack Johnson ... Her best moment in sports was helping her team win the CIF water polo championship in 2008 ... Most embarrassing moment was when she made macaroni and cheese and forgot to strain the macaroni ... Her best friend from another college team is Stephanie Funston, who plays at Arizona State ... The best thing about being a student-athlete, according to Alyssa is the camaraderie with her teammates ... The toughest thing about being an athlete, according to Alyssa, are the long hours of practice ... Pre-game ritual includes listening to her iPod ... Listens to music or watches a movie to relax ... The most famous person she has ever met was Andy Garcia ... Would like be stranded on a desert island with her grandpa (dad's side) ... nobody knows how much she likes to sing ... her advice to young people is "work hard For what you want and believe in" ... She can't go a week without money ... Years from now she will still laugh about the time her best friend tripped and fell over a brick wall in front of the guy she liked ... Seeing her dogs always makes her smile ... Her greatest hero is her mom because she can find the positive in any situation ... Kinesiology major.