Friday, April 24, 2009

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - Southlake Carroll

In with the 17s for World Cup qualifying, then with the 20s, and now with the full team - Southlake Carroll's Monica Alvarado is looking for her first cap with the Mexican National Team. The 17s advanced to the 2008 CONCACAF U17 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago. Alvarado continues to move up the National Team ranks and will use this opportunity not only to secure a spot on the full team for the upcoming FIFA World Cup but also to prepare herself for her freshman year at Mississippi State in the Fall of 2009.

Alvarado is an extremely dynamic central midfielder that has the ability to take over a game adding that extra dimension that is indicative to the success of her team. She helped her Lady Dragons to a 2008 UIL Class 5A State Championship while also guiding her FC Dallas 91 club team to a Southern Regionals championship match before losing out 1-0 to eventual National Champion, Dallas Texans 91 Red. Alvarado is a four-time 5-5A First Team All-District selection and the 2008 Midfielder of the Year for Southlake Carroll High School's Head Coach, Matt Colvin.

Alvarado is one of several players that have participated in the Red Bull Nolan Showcase that has National Team experience.

The Dragons co-host the Red Bull Nolan Showcase with Nolan Catholic High School.

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