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      Alissa VonderHaar
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bolingbrook, Ill.

High School:
Naperville Central

Last College:
DePaul

Height:
5-9

Position:
M

AS A JUNIOR (2007): Played in 21 matches while starting 13 in her first season in the Orange and White...Finished the year fifth on the squad with six points on three goals...Got her first start as a Lady Vol in the opener against No. 7 Penn State...Notched her first UT shot a game later against Minnesota...Found the back of the net for the first time in 2007 in a losing effort at Virginia Tech on Sept. 7...Tied the game at two in the 84th minute of Tennessee's SEC opener against No. 12 South Carolina, a contest that was televised nationally on FOX Soccer Channel...Saw time in 10 games during conference play...Scored another SEC goal in UT's Senior Day victory over Auburn...Worked her way back into the starting lineup to close out the season...Started each of the Lady Vols' NCAA Tournament matches...Made her NCAA Tournament debut on Nov. 16 against Furman...Named All-Academic SEC.

AT DePAUL: Finished second in points for the Blue Demons in 2006...Scored two goals and added three assists in 18 games as a sophomore...Led the team with four goals in her freshman campaign...Finished 2005 with eight points and 33 shots, good for second on the squad...Recorded first career goal against Central Michigan in 2005...Led the team in shots and shots on goal in 2006...Recorded two multi-goal games at DePaul.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Four-year letterwiner at Naperville Central High School...Earned all-conference and academic all-conference selections...Led the squad to four consecutive conference titles...Member of the Illinois state Olympic Development Program (ODP) team...Led her Eclipse Select team to three regional titles...Played with the Eclipse at nationals three times...Won the 3v3 national title...Traveled to Europe with ODP regional team...Was an all-conference cross country runner.

PERSONAL: A biochemistry and molecular biology major...Played club soccer alongside 2006 national runners-up Brittany Bock and Michelle Weisenhoffer of Notre Dame...Aspires to win a national championship with the Lady Vols and play professionally in the W-League...Admires her parents for everything they have done for her...Comes to UT from the same high school as former Lady Vol basketball All-American Candace Parker...Hopes to have a career as a surgeon after her playing days are over...Can eat a whole head of lettuce in five minutes...Chose Tennessee over Penn State, Florida State and Wisconsin...Has a younger brother John, 19, and sister Laura, 18...Alissa Marie VonderHaar was born Sept. 6, 1987, in Peoria, Ill., to Dave and Jodi VonderHaar.

OVERALL
YearGP/GS G A P Sh. GWG
2005* 16/16 4 0 8 33 0
2006* 18/17 2 3 7 38 0
2007 21/13 3 0 6 23 0
Totals 55/46 9 3 21 94 0
SEC
YearGP/GS G A P Sh. GWG
2007 10/3 2 0 4 9 0

*at DePaul
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