|8 Alexa Coralli
Veteran defender... Enters current campaign with 54 career starts, the 11th-most in school history... Brings composure to the backline and midfield... Reads the game well and makes great decisions on the ball.
2008: All-Conference USA (second team); C-USA Academic Honor Roll; C-USA All-Academic (second team); Did not miss a beat returning to the field for the first time in two seasons... Appeared in 17 games with 16 starts on defense... Finished second on the team with 1,527 minutes-played, (86.6 percent of the team's total playing time)... Defensive cornerstone in C-USA action, playing all but two minutes in the Owls' final 11 games (99.8 percent)... Twice worked a season-long 109 minutes (Tulsa and TCU)... Became an effective offensive option the second half of the season... One of only two Owls all year to score goals in back-to-back games... Scored first career goal on the road at C-USA foe Southern Miss... Tied the score against Colorado College with second career goal to ignite a come-from-behind win... Registered first career assist on Amy Beger's game-winning goal against McNeese State... Took a career-high five shots, including four on-goal (.800).
2007: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Sat out the year as a redshirt.
2006: Started all 18 games on defense and rarely came out... Finished second on the team with 1,526 minutes played (91.9 percent)... Team captain who helped the Owls emerge as one of the best defenses in the region, leading a back line that allowed the second-fewest goals (18) and shots per game (10.4) of any team in C-USA... Key defender in the team's 10 shutouts... Took four shots on the season, including a career-high two shots on the road against crosstown rival Houston... Recorded a shot on-goal against Houston Baptist... Played a career-long 120 minutes on the road at Penn.
2005: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA All-Academic; Made an immediate impact on the team in her rookie season of Division I soccer... Played in all 21 games with 20 starts... Helped make the Owls one of the best defenses in the region, tying for the C-USA lead in shutouts (9) and allowing second-fewest shots per game (10.5) in the league.
Played for Sting 87 Royal, the 2005 Region IV champion and a national tournament participant... Helped lead club to third place national finishes in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006... elected to state ODP team... Coached by indoor soccer star Tatu, and Kenny Medina.
High School --
A 2005 graduate of Ursuline Academy... Four-year starter for a team that won 15 consecutive TAPPS state championships... Earned all-district honors as a midfielder and served as a team captain... Earned one varsity letter in track... Coached in soccer by Jamie Cantrell... Member of the Dean's List and academic honor roll.
Full Name: Alexa Kae Coralli. Born: Mar. 4, 1987, in Dallas. Parents: Brent and Jane Coralli of Dallas (one brother, one sister). Major: economics and political science. College: Wiess
Year GP/GS Shots Goals Asst. Points GWG
2005 21/20 2 0 0 0 0
2006 18/18 4 0 0 0 0
2008 17/16 5 2 1 5 0
Totals 56/54 11 2 1 5 0