#11 Tinaya Alexander Season 2024
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
REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON (2021)
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.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2020-21)
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.
JUNIOR SEASON (2019)
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.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
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.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
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.
PRIOR TO LSU
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.