Name: Alyssa Naeher
Position: Goalkeeper
Sport: Soccer
Height: 5-9
DOB: 4/20/1988
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Conn.
Hometown: Stratford, Conn.
High School: Christian Heritage School (Trumbull, Conn.) ‘06
College: Penn State University ‘09, Kinesiology
Team/Club: Chicago Red Stars
Coach(es): Rory Dames
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020), one-time Olympic medalist (bronze)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 5th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2015, 2019
  • Medals: 2 (2 golds)
  • Gold – 2019; 2015
Personal: Daughter of John and Donna-Lynn Naeher...Has one twin sister, Amanda, and one younger sister, Abigail...Named the 2014 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year, setting a league record with 106 saves...In 2015, finished the season tied for the NWSL all-time lead in saves with 205...Also played basketball, scoring more than 2,000 points during her high school career...In high school, she was called up to play for the U-16 and U-17 Women’s National Team...Aided Team USA to the 2008 U20 FIFA Women’s World Cup title, earning the Golden Glove as the tournament’s best goalkeeper...Enjoys doing the crossword puzzle every morning with her coffee...Favorite professional sports team is the New England Patriots (NFL).