2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Participant
2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Participant
U-20 New Zealand Women’s National Team
U-17 New Zealand Women’s National Team
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the world’s top goalkeeper prospects at the youth level while competing internationally for New Zealand … A member of the Under-17 New Zealand Women’s National Team at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago in 2010 and Azerbaijan in 2012 … Coached at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup by Dave Edmondson in 2010 and Paul Temple in 2012 … Starting goalkeeper for the Young Football Ferns at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Named FIFA’s “Player of the Match” in New Zealand’s opening match against Mexico at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Also joined New Zealand’s U-17 squad for international tours of Australia in 2011 and Argentina and Oceania in 2012 … Earned seven international caps as a member of the U-17 New Zealand Women’s National Team against South Korea in 2010 and Australia (twice), Brazil, Japan, Mexico and New Caledonia in 2012 … Continued her development as the starting goalkeeper for New Zealand’s Junior Football Ferns with the U-20 squad during the 2013 season … Started all three games against Australia in a three-match U-20 series in 2013 … Member of New Zealand’s squad in the qualifying stages in the Oceania region for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … A decorated performer at the provincial and club level … Competed with the Mainland Pride for four seasons from 2010-13 under the direction of coaches Michael De Bono (2010-11) and Gareth Turnball (2012-13) … Named the Mainland Football Goalkeeper of the Year three times in 2010, 2011 and 2013 … Played club soccer with Coastal Spirit for five years from 2009-13 in the Premier Women’s Football division … Member of the Coastal Spirit Women’s Premier Team (2009-13) and Coastal Spirit Premier Development Men’s Team (2012) during her developmental years … Coached by Gareth Turnball and Alana Gunn with the Coastal Spirit Women’s Premier Team … Was the Coastal Spirit Club Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011 … Named the Coastal Spirit Youth Player of the Year in 2010 … Twice named the Coastal Spirit Goalkeeper of the Year in 2011 and 2013 … Trained at the Asia Pacific Football Academy in her hometown of Christchurch while still playing club soccer with Coastal Spirit … Coached by Ali Grant during her prep at Lincoln High School … Twice named the winner of the Lincoln High School Sports Performance of the Year in 2012 and 2013 … Won silverware at all levels of her youth career in New Zealand … Capped her youth career by winning the New Zealand ASB Women’s Knock Out Cup as the country’s club national champions and the New Zealand ASB National Women’s League during the 2013 season … Captained her team to the New Zealand ASB National Women’s League in 2013 … Member of the U-14 national age group championship team with the Mainland Federation in 2009 … Two-time winner of the Tsunami U-19 National Club Championships in 2009 and 2011 … Three-time winner of the Reta Fitzpatrick Knock Out Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2012 … Three-time winner of the Christchurch Women’s League in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and the Christchurch Women’s Preseason League in 2010, 2011 and 2012 … Winner of the Kanga Cup Tournament in Australia in 2009.
Full name is Lily Hannah Alfeld … Born on Aug. 4, 1995 … Parents are Nick and Angela Alfeld … Has two younger siblings, Eilish and Madeline … Was a standout student during her prep career at Lincoln High School … Achieved all three National Certificate of Educations Achievement with Excellence levels at her high school, which is the highest academic endorsement in New Zealand … Received “Top of Year” honors in history in 2011 and social studies in both 2011 and 2012 … Winner of the History Cup for senior school in 2011 … Currently undecided on a major.