Alyson "Aly" Wagner

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Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-5 (1.65 m)
Born: Aug. 10, 1980, in San Jose, Calif.
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
College: Santa Clara University

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U.S. Women's National Team: One of the most skillful players in U.S. history, she was a member of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2000 Olympic residency camps, but made her first roster for a world championship at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup ... At the end of 2007, she was 13th on the USA's all-time scoring list with 21 goals and 40 assists ... Had a double-hernia operation early in 2008 ...
2008: Has yet to play in a match for the USA this year, but has recovered from double-hernia surgery in January to contend for a spot on the Olympic Team ... Won Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China
2007: Struggled with injuries, playing in just eight matches, starting four ... Made her second Women's World Cup Team, playing in one match, a start against Norway in the third-place game ...
2006: Played in 21 of the USA's 22 matches, starting 18 ... Scored two goals, against France and China ... Started all three games at the Four Nations Tournament and all four games at the Algarve Cup, scoring against France ... Earned her 100th cap against Canada in Cary, N.C. on July 30 ...
2005: Played all four games in the Algarve Cup, picking up three assists, including the assist on the winning goal in the championship game ... Played in eight games during the year, starting six and had five assists ... Scored her lone goal on the year against Ukraine ... Missed the final game of the year with a knee injury that required minor surgery ... Is seventh on the U.S. all-time assist list ...
2004: Played in 27 games, starting 18 and scored six goals with six assists ... Scored twice against Mexico on Dec. 8 in the final match for Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy ... Played in four matches at the 2004 Olympic Games, starting three ...
2003: Played in 21 games, tied for most on the team, and started 15 ... Played in four matches in the Women's World Cup, starting two ... Scored four goals with eight assists, finishing third on the team in scoring ... Scored two huge goals at the Algarve Cup in 1-1 ties with Canada and Sweden ... 
First Appearance: Dec. 16, 1998, vs. Ukraine ...
First Goal: April 29, 1999, vs. Japan.

Professional / Club: The No. 1 pick in the 2003 WUSA Draft by the San Diego Spirit ...
2003: Played in 20 regular season matches for the Spirit, tallying two goals and four assists in helping San Diego to the playoffs for the first time ... Scored the Spirit's goal in the WUSA semifinal playoff match ... Three of her assists and one of her goals were game-winners ... Named to the All-WUSA Second Team ... Etc.: Played several months for Olympique Lyonnaise in the French First Division in 2005 ... Played club soccer with U.S. and SCU teammate Danielle Slaton for one of the finest youth teams in history, the Central Valley Mercury, helping lead the team to three straight national titles (1996-98)  ... Scored a team-high nine goals in the 1998 West Regionals to put the Mercury in the National Championships ... Missed the Mercury's 1998 national championship game with a torn ACL.

College / High School: The winner of the 2002 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy as college soccer's top player, the first year the two awards were combined ... Also a winner of the NCAA Top VIII Award, presented to the top eight student-athletes from all NCAA divisions and all NCAA-sponsored sports over the past calendar year ... Was a First-Team NSCAA All-American as a senior, where she led Santa Clara University to the NCAA Division I title game for the second consecutive year, scoring nine goals with nine assists while playing in just 18 of her team's 26 games due to national team duty ... Led Santa Clara to the 2001 NCAA Championship, the school's first in women's soccer, by scoring the winning goal in the title game in a 1-0 victory over UNC ... She also set up two goals in the Broncos' 3-2 semifinal win over Florida ... Named Offensive MVP of the 2001 Final Four when she co-captained the Broncos ... She scored an amazing 17 goals from the midfield and added an NCAA Division I-best 20 assists during the 2001 season, earning First-Team All-American honors ... She was also named the Soccer America Female Player of the Year ... Was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy and M.A.C. award as a sophomore and junior ... Missed eight matches due to injury as a sophomore, but started 15 of 16 contests in which she did play and scored three goals with eight assists ... A Second-Team NSCAA All-American as a sophomore ... As a red-shirt freshman in 1999, she was one of the nation's top rookies, earning Second Team All-America honors (scoring 10 goals and 12 assists for 32 points) ... Four of those 10 goals were game-winners ... Played in 23 matches and was named WCC Freshman of the Year while helping SCU to the Final Four ... As a true freshman in 1998, she was forced to red-shirt after suffering a torn ACL in her knee during training camp with the U.S. Under-21 National Team ... Led Presentation High School to three Central Coast Section championship game appearances ... The San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year in 1998 ... Graduated from Presentation with a 4.1 grade point average ... Was the Gatorade National Player of the Year as a senior ... Selected as the Santa Teresa League's Most Valuable Player in 1996, '97 and '98 ... Was a member of the school's honor roll all four years.

Personal: Full name is Alyson Kay Wagner ... Husband, Adam Eyre, is a former professional soccer player with the Miami Fusion and New England Revolution of MLS ... Her sister, Sam, played soccer at the University of California - Berkeley ... Her brother, Jered, played football at Santa Clara ... After watching her brother, Jeff, compete in triathlons, she thinks she found her next Olympic sport ... Finished second in her age group in the Wildflower triathlon in April of 2005, finishing 25th out of all of the women and 184th overall out of around 5000 participants ... Very interested in nutrition and keeps a strict, healthy diet ... Majoring in combined sciences on her long trek to finish college ... Loves music and movies ... Is a big fan of technical gadgets ... Loves Peet's Coffee, buying CDs and re-doing her house ... Refuses to watch reality TV ... Has two dogs, Herman, a rescue dog who is a rottweiler-shepherd mix and a little white maltese named Ella... Has a drum set that she one day promises to master ... Aspires to one day create her own business ... Favorite musician is Fiona Apple ... Lists one of her favorite books as Way of the Peaceful Warrior.