Alex

Thomas

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Forward/Defender
Height: 5'1"
Class: Junior
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Ben Franklin HS
Major: Biology
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 SEC All-Freshman Team
2015 TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 100 Freshmen (59)
2015 LSWA Louisiana Freshman of the Year

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
Started all 19 matches for the Tigers during the 2016 season while playing both as a forward and right back in defense ... Established a career high with three assists when joining the attack ... Assisted Jorian Baucom's game-winning goal in the 88th minute of a 2-1 win over defending Big East Champion Butler on Sept. 4 during the non-conference season ... Also credited with assists against the likes of George Washington and South Carolina during the season ... Attempted 20 total shots with 11 shots on goal for a .550 SOG% on the year ... Contributed to LSU's defensive unit that finished the season with a 1.51 goals against average ... Helped the Tigers pitch seven shutouts on the year with clean sheets against College of Charleston, Indiana, Western Kentucky and Lamar during the non-conference season and Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Alabama in SEC play ... Honored for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
One of the top freshmen in the SEC and NCAA during her rookie season with the Tigers in 2015 … Earned her spot in the lineup as the team’s starting right back after signing with the Tigers as one of the top strikers in the South following her prep career at Ben Franklin High School in New Orleans … Helped lead the Tigers back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011 and fifth time in program history … Honored as a member of the SEC’s All-Freshman Team in a vote of the league’s head coaches … Awarded the Louisiana Freshman of the Year honor by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as one of the top collegiate players in the state in 2015 … Ranked as the No. 59-ranked freshman nationally by TopDrawerSoccer.com in its list of the Top 100 Freshmen in college soccer … One of four Tigers to start all 23 matches during the campaign … Member of LSU’s defensive unit that finished the season with a 1.21 goals against average while conceding 29 goals to opponents in 2015 … Helped the Tigers keep six clean sheets in defense on the season, including home non-conference wins against Minnesota, Indiana and 15th-ranked Duke and back-to-back SEC wins against Mississippi State and Arkansas during the conference season … Tigers also played Vanderbilt to a scoreless draw in the league … Scored two goals and credited with one assist for five points in the attack on the season … Netted the opening goal of the match in the 10th minute of LSU’s 2-1 win over No. 2 seed Missouri in the quarterfinal round at the SEC Tournament … Helped lead the Tigers into the SEC Tournament semifinals for the first time since 2010 and the sixth time in team history to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament … Scored her first career goal in the 52nd minute of LSU’s 1-1 draw with Northwestern State on Aug. 25 … Credited with an assist in a 3-2 win at Kentucky in the team’s regular-season finale on Oct. 29 … Fired off 13 shots with seven shots on goal for a .538 SOG percentage on the season … Honored for her performance in the classroom following the 2015-16 athletic season with a selection to the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll … Earned her first varsity letter with the Tigers.

PRIOR TO LSU
The top recruit in the state of Louisiana in the Class of 2015 … A three-star recruit nationally in the TopDrawerSoccer.com recruiting rankings for 2015 … Honored for her performance at Ben Franklin High School as a two-time winner of the Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year award for girls’ soccer as a junior in 2013-14 and as a senior in 2014-15 … The catalyst in the Falcons winning three-straight Louisiana Division II state championships from 2013-15 … Scored an astounding 57 goals and dished out 15 assists in leading Ben Franklin High School to an unbeaten 23-0-2 record in her senior season … Also led her high school team to an unbeaten 63-0-2 overall record in their three state-title-winning seasons from 2013-15 … Back-to-back winner of The New Orleans Advocate’s Player of the Year award in 2014 and 2015 … A former Louisiana Division II State Most Valuable Player during her prep career … Also named MVP by the Times Picayune and Louisiana Weekly … A four-time all-district and all-metro selection from 2012-15 … A three-year veteran of the Region III Olympic Development Program Team … Also a seven-year veteran of the Louisiana State ODP Team during her prep career … Toured England with the Region III ODP Team in 2014 … Also invited to travel with the Region III ODP Team in its tour of The Netherlands in 2015 … Played club soccer for eight seasons with the Louisiana Fire … Helped guide the Louisiana Fire to seven state titles in her age group during her career … Also helped lead the Louisiana Fire to the National Youth Soccer Association Region III Championship in 2013 … Scored two goals in the final to lead Louisiana Fire Blue to a 3-1 victory over The Netherlands in the final of the 2011 One Nation Cup held in Germany … Also scored two goals in a 3-0 win in the semifinals over England’s representative at the 2011 One Nation Cup … A three-time Vulcan Cup champion with her club team in 2010, 2011 and 2012 … Played in other prestigious club tournaments as WAGS, Disney Showcase, CASL College Showcase and Las Vegas Shootout … Also a letterwinner in basketball and softball for Ben Franklin High School … Named her school’s defensive MVP on the basketball court and team MVP on the softball field in 2013 and 2014 … A two-time all-district selection in softball in 2013 and 2014 … Was a finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman in 2015.

PERSONAL
Full name is Alexandra Marie Thomas … Born on June 27, 1997 … Parents are Daryl Thomas and Erika Mann … Has a younger sister, Victoria … Father played college football for two seasons at the University of Southern Mississippi … Mother played volleyball for two seasons at Forrest Park-St. Louis before receiving her M.Ed. from the University of New Orleans … An honor student during her prep career at Ben Franklin High School in New Orleans … Maintained a 3.98 cumulative grade-point average during her prep career … Was also a State Rally finalist in Latin I … Majoring in biology.

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