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#11 Tinaya Alexander Season 2024

Redshirt Senior
Reading, Berkshire, England
High School
Faringdon Catholic School

2021 LSWA Player of the Year
2x Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021)
2017 LSWA Honorable Mention All-Louisiana
U-17 England Women’s National Team
U-16 England Women’s National Team
2-time TheFA Women’s Super League Development League Winner
2-time FA Youth Cup Winner

Named to All-SEC First Team and United Soccer Coaches Southeast All-Region team … Led LSU in points (24), goals (9), and assists (6) … Ranked ninth in the SEC in goals, goals per game (0.45), and points per game (1.20) … Led the Tigers to a 4-2 win over No. 4 Arkansas on Oct. 28, tallying two goals and an assist, a performance that earned her SEC Player of the Week … Her four goals and an assist vs Sam Houston on August 22 are the third most points tallied in a single game by an LSU player … Notched a goal and assist in a 2-0 victory over No. 19 UCF in Orlando, Fla., on August 29 … Her left footed curler from outside the box against Mississippi State earned her the No. 6 spot on SportsCenter Top 10 … Finished her career ranked second in assists (22) by an LSU player … Her 63 career points rank No. 10 on the LSU all-time list … became LSU’s second ever player to get drafted into the NWSL … was picked 14th overall in the second round by the Washington Spirit on December 18.

LSU team leader in points (21) and goals (9) … collected three two-goal performances on the year against Alabama (Oct. 23), No. 14 Ole Miss (Nov. 15), and South Alabama (Feb. 28) … her nine goal season was a career high … very efficient on the offensive end as 19 of her 31 shots were on frame … her two goals in the 26th and 58th minutes against Alabama helped LSU earn a 3-3 draw … first assist of the season came in LSU’s 2-0 win over Alabama at the first round of the SEC Tournament as she setup Taylor Dobles’ goal in the 13th minute … second two-goal performance of the season came in LSU’s 2-1 overtime win over No. 14 Ole Miss … she scored the game winner against No. 14 Ole Miss with 12 seconds left on the clock in the first overtime period … … scored a header in the 26th minute from eight yards out against No. 8 Texas A&M … … named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week on Nov. 18 for her performance against No. 14 Ole Miss at the SEC Tournament … assisted the lone goal of the match against Southern Mississippi to help secure a 1-0 win for the Tigers … scored her fourth career brace (Mississippi Valley State University/2017, Alabama/2020, No. 14 Ole Miss/2020) at South Alabama to help give the Tigers a 2-1 win on the road against an NCAA Tournament team … was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week the week of Feb. 22 – Feb. 28 as a reward … scored her final two goals of the season in a 3-0 win versus Southern and a 2-1 defeat against Dallas Baptist … Named the LSWA Louisiana Player of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Louisiana team.

Appeared in LSU’s first four matches of the season … started games against Villanova and Navy … season cut short due to an injury in Sept. 1 game against Samford … received a redshirt to maintain two years of eligibility left in career … logged 274 minutes in the four matches … played a season high 99 minutes at Navy in LSU’s 1-0 win … took six shots, five of which were on goal … played at defender, midfield and attacker in the four matches.

Appeared in all 24 matches and earned 23 starts … led the team in assists (6) for the second straight season … registered a multi-assist performance against Texas State (Aug. 26) that helped Adrienne Richardson score twice … other four assists on the season came against SEC opponents … LSU was 4-1-0 in games that Alexander registered an assist … took a season high seven shots against South Alabama on Aug. 30 … played 1,989 minutes on the pitch … started the season as an attacking midfielder and moved back to right back midway through the season … moved up the pitch on the attacking end to create a plethora of opportunities for the LSU offense at the SEC Tournament … assisted Alex Thomas’ opening goal of the SEC Tournament against Missouri … four of her six points came against SEC opponents … her six points registered were the fourth most on the team … took 38 shots, 15 of which made it on goal.

One of the most exciting freshmen to join the NCAA Division I ranks during the 2017 season … Ended her rookie season as LSU’s second-leading scorer with three goals and a team-leading seven assists for 13 points in 18 starts … Tied for second on the team with two match-winning goals on the season … Scored the winner just 17 minutes into her collegiate debut in LSU’s 5-0 win over Mississippi Valley State on Aug. 18 … Added her second goal in the 43rd minute while also assisting the team’s second goal to finish with five points on her debut … Netted the game-winning goal in the sixth minute of LSU’s 2-0 away win at George Washington on Aug. 31 … Assisted Zoe Higgins’ second goal of the match for three points against George Washington … Tied an LSU program record for consecutive matches with an assist as she assisted goals in each of the first seven games of the season to lead the Tigers to a school-record tying 7-0 start to a season … Matched the program record with an assist in seven-straight games previously set by All-SEC midfielder Natalie Martineau in 2010 … Assisted four match-winning goals in the non-conference season against Colgate on Aug. 20, Lamar on Aug. 25, Liberty on Sept. 10 and No. 19-ranked Cincinnati on Sept. 14 … Ended the season with 34 totoal shots and 17 shots on goal for a .500 SOG percentage … Honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association following the season as an honorable mention selection to the LSWA All-Louisiana soccer team … Earned her first varsity letter.

A dynamic attacking prospect in the Arsenal Ladies youth system … Has played across the front line as a right and left winger and center forward during her youth career … Played for Arsenal Ladies at youth level for five years from 2013-17 … Recorded two assists in Arsenal’s 5-1 win over Manchester United in the 2016 FA Youth Cup Final held April 16, 2016, at St. George’s Park … Helped lead Arsenal’s Under-17 squad to a successful defense of its FA Youth Cup won in 2015 … Awarded two winners’ medals as part of Arsenal’s U-17 squad that won back-to-back championships in TheFA Women’s Super League Southern Development League Winner in 2015 and 2016 … A standout at international level as a member of England’s U-16 and U-17 Women’s National Teams … Debuted for England’s U-17s in the qualifying matches at the 2015 UEFA European Women’s U-17 Championship … Assisted twice while starting England’s 13-0 win over Croatia in the first round of qualiyfing on Oct. 1, 2015 … Followed by scoring her first goal for England’s U-17s off the bench in another 13-0 win over Estonia on Oct. 3, 2015 … Closed out England’s qualifying campaign for the 2015 UEFA European Women’s U-17 Championships by appearing in a 2-2 draw with Poland on Oct. 6 that season … Named to the England U-17 team for the 2016 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational held in California … Appeared in matches against South Korea as a starter and Japan as a substitute during the tournament … Also represented her country at the U-16 Team UEFA Elite competition during her youth career … Also played development soccer with Chelsea Football Club from 2011-13 and Reading Football Club of 2007-11 … Coached at youth level by the likes of Kelly Smith, Chris Phillips, John Bayer and Angela Cuerden.

Full name is Tinaya Chantae Evelyn Alexander … Born on April 15, 1999 … Mother is Chantelle Alexander … Has one younger sister, Toniquea … majoring in sport administration at LSU.

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