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Ali Riley

Player Profile

Pacific Palisades, Calif.

High School:



At Stanford: "One of the best outside backs in the country," coach Paul Ratcliffe said ... could see time at her former position of wing, depending on the team's need ... returning co-captain ... possibly the fastest player on the team ... has the green light to go forward.

As a Senior in 2009: Started all 24 matches she played, all at left outside back ... scored on a half-field overlapping run for the first goal against Colorado (9/18), scoring from a tight angle near the end line ... had one goal and one assist, for three points on the season ... NSCAA third team All-American ... Soccer America MVPs second team ... Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season ... NSCAA All-Pacific Region first team ... Pac-10 women's soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... All-Pac-10 first team ... Pac-10 All-Academic first team ... CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 second team ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate ... Soccer America Team of the Week (10/20) ... collegesoccer360.com Primetime Performer of the Week (9/22) ... Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week (10/18) ... Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week.

As a Junior in 2008: Converted from forward to outside back ... returned from the 2008 Olympics in time for the team's opener, and started 24 matches in 25 appearances ... assisted on Kelley O'Hara's opening goal in a 3-1 win over Navy (8/29) ... fed O'Hara for her winner against Yale (9/19) ...helped the team to the nation's third-best regular season goals-against average of 0.32 and sixth-best shutout percentage of 0.68.

As a Sophomore in 2007: Named to the All-Pac-10 second team ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... missed the first part of the season while playing for New Zealand in the World Cup ... returned for the game against San Francisco (9/28) ... appeared in 16 games, starting in 14 ... had two goals and two assists overall ... scored the opening goal in a 4-2 win over California (10/14) and capped off the scoring in a 3-1 victory over Arizona (10/26).

As a Freshman in 2006: A 2006 All-Pac-10 freshman team selection ... missed the first weekend of action to compete at the U-20 World Cup in Russia ... played in 18 matches, with 15 starts ... fourth on the team in scoring with four goals and two assists ... scored first collegiate goal at Rutgers (9/8) in a 1-0 win ... scored two days later against Long Island (9/10) ... had first career assist against Arizona State (10/13), finding Kelley O'Hara for the tying goal in a 3-2 comeback win ... scored Stanford's first goal in the NCAA first round against Nevada (11/10) ... assisted on O'Hara's insurance goal in the NCAA second round win over USC (11/12).

National Team Experience: A member of the New Zealand national team ... played for New Zealand in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China ... also played in the Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament in Papua New Guinea after being named to the New Zealand senior national team in January, 2007 ... played in U-20 World Cup qualifying in Samoa in 2006 and at U-20 world championships in Russia ... also traveled to Australia, Argentina and Holland with the U-20 squad ... named the New Zealand International Women's Player of the Year and the Nike International Young Women's Player of the Year in 2006.

High School/Club: A 2006 graduate of Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, Calif. ... captain during her senior season ... two-time Mission League Offensive MVP ... two-time first-team San Fernando Valley selection ... named to the All-CIF Southern Section Division I first team as a senior ... led Wolverines to the 2006 Southern Section Division I final ... lettered twice in track and field ... competed for the Westside Breakers Soccer Club and SoCal United.

Personal: Daughter of John Graham Riley and Beverly Fong Lowe ... majoring in psychology ... contemplating a career in medicine ... hobbies include photography, bodysurfing and running.

Riley's Career Statistics

Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts
2006 18-15 21 4 2 10
2007 16-14 9 2 2 6
2008 25-24 4 0 5 5
Career 41-38 34 6 9 21

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