9 Alisha Lussiez
9 Alisha Lussiez
Height: 5-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Livonia, Mich.
High School: Churchill
Position: F

2009: NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference … Played in 18 games, started 18 … Missed two games with injury in the middle of the season … Intelligent striker with great ability to hold the ball up top and find her teammates, as well as slip into lanes inside the box to get free for shots on goal … Second on the team in scoring with 11 goals and four assists for 28 points … Second on the team with 59 shots … Fifth in the conference in points, second in points per game, fourth in goals, tenth in assists … Named NEWMAC Player of the Week after scoring back-to-back game winners to help MIT win the NEWMAC Tournament Championship … Scored three game-winning goals total … Only the third player in MIT history to be named All-Conference in both of her first two seasons … Already ninth all-time at MIT in career goals with 19 and 12th in career scoring with 45 points … Academic All-Conference.

2008: NEWMAC First Team All-Conference ... Started 18 of 18 games ... Very talented forward on the ball with excellent passing skills and strong finishing touch ... Had one of the best MIT freshman campaigns on record ... Finished the season with eight goals and three assists for 19 points ... Led the team in all scoring categories and was one of the top players in the conference in points, goals, goals-per-game and points-per-game ... Led the team and was fourth in the conference with three game-winning goals ... Produced almost half of the team's goals (8 of 18) and was involved in 11 of team's 18 goals ... Only second MIT freshman every selected First Team All-Conference ... Team MVP and Rookie of the Year.

Personal: Majoring in Biological Engineering ... Daughter of Vidya Krishnamachar and Patrice Lussiez ... Has a brother Etienne ... Favorite Soccer Player/Athlete: Fernando Torres ... Other Favorites: Friends, House MD, movies, books, medicine

Before MIT: High School Soccer: Churchill High School Varsity... team captain 2007, 2008...third-team All-State, All-Conference, All-Area 2007 ... Club Soccer: Michigan Hawks '90... State Cup champions 2002-2004, 2006-2008 ... Region II champions 2004, 2007