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#9 Alicia Balanesi
Position: Forward
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hanover, Pa.
High School: South Western HS
Alicia Balanesi
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Release: 07/12/2006
Brings speed and a great eye for the game … worked hard all spring to develop her shot with more power.
 
2005: Played in all 23 matches with 20 starts … ranked second in the MAC and led CMU in total points with 29 … second in the MAC and tied for the team lead in goals with 11 … third on the squad with seven assists … named MAC Player of the Week on backto- back weeks (9/5 and 9/12) … tallied a season-high fi ve points with two goals and one assist against New Hampshire (9/3) … scored two goals in an opening-round victory over Missouri State in the MAC Tournament … scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Virginia (9/10) … got off to a hot start with fi ve goals and 13 points in CMU’s fi rst four games.
 
2004: Played in 17 games, starting eight … notched two goals for four points … found the net versus Stanford (9/11) and Louisville (9/25).
 
2003: Played in 16 games ... made fi rst career start against Michigan (10/13) ... ended season with fi ve goals for 10 points ... tied for fi fth on the team in points and tied for fourth in goals ... registered fi rst career goal in fi rst collegiate game against Northwestern (9/8) ... notched four goals against Miami, registering two goals in MAC Tournament fi rst-round victory (11/7), including the winner.
 
High School: Earned three letters in fi eld hockey and one in softball ... named to the Hanover Sun All-Area fi rst team two straight years ... York Daily Record Division I All-Star ... Gettysburg All-Times Player. 
 
Personal:  Born on January 16, 1985 ... daughter of Chris and Donna Balanesi ... majoring in journalism ... enjoys watching TV and reading in her spare time ... favorite board game is Trivial Pursuit.