11  Alison Baker
Alison Baker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

High School:
Henry Wise

Position:
Midfield

Experience:
3 yrs.


Technically sound field general and aggressive playmaker with excellent control...Should contend for all-conference honors this season...Leads all fellow returnees in career games played (55), starts (49), points (29) and is tied for goals with 11... 2001: Memphis' starting central midfielder in every game but one...Led team and also established career-bests in goals (6), points (14) and shots (51)...Ranked third in C-USA with 3.00 shot per game average...Scored back-to-back goals in consecutive victories against Tennessee-Martin and SEC rival Ole Miss, including the game-winner against the Rebels... Ended season on three-game scoring streak against league opponents South Florida, UAB and SEC power Mississippi State...Also picked up two assists versus Bulldogs...Recorded season-high seven shots versus both Southwest Missouri State and Tennessee Tech...Played with United States Under-23 National Amateur squad last March for two exhibition matches against WUSA power San Diego Spirit and defending league champion San Jose CyberRays...2000: The heart of the Lady Tiger midfield...One of only two returning Lady Tigers to have played in every single match, including 17 starts...Tied for fourth on the team in points (6)...Finished with a goal and four assists...Posted 14 shots...Picked up an assist in U of M's 4-0 romp over Middle Tennessee ...Notched two assists during 6-2 conference win over Louisville Cardinals...Found the net against league foe Cincinnati on season-high three shots...Recorded an assist against cross-town rival Christian Brothers...Spent the summer playing locally with the Memphis Mercury of the W League...Honored with W League's Team of the Week selection, after posting two assists for Mercury's fourth shutout of the season... 1999: As a true freshman, posted four goals and an assist to finish with nine points...Netted first career goal in 2-1 loss to league rival South Florida...Recorded first multi-goal performance during 6-2 thumping of Belmont...Also found the net during 3-1 conference loss to Houston... PREP: Played for Alberta Select team and Foothills Soccer Club...High school (Henry Wise) did not sponsor a team...Captained gold medal winning Alberta Select side at 1999 All-Star Championships in Granby, Quebec...Also received gold medal during 1995 Alberta Summer Games...Led Henry Wise H.S. track and field and field hockey teams to city championships...MVP of city field hockey league.

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