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Alex Butera
Alex Butera

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Bishop Moore

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

Experience:
3L



2009 (SENIOR): Played and started in 17 of the Tide's 18 games... logged 1,460 minutes... was one of six players to tie for third on the team with one assist... the Tide was 5-6 when she had her one assist in the 2-0 win over Kentucky on Oct. 16... totaled one point on the season from her one assist... ended the year with two shots and one shot on goal... played 90 minutes or more 11 times with a season high of 110 minutes twice in the games against Texas Tech on Sept. 18 and against Arkansas on Oct. 4.

2008 (JUNIOR): Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... played and started in all 20 games as a member of Alabama's defense ... logged a team-high 1,714 minutes ... helped Alabama record eight shutouts on the season, which tied for second most in the SEC ... helped Alabama break its consecutive home shutout record with six ... took her only shot of the year against Jacksonville State on Aug. 31 ... played in all SEC contests and made 11 starts ... played every minute in 14 of the Tide's 20 games ... played a career-high 110 minutes twice at Memphis on Aug. 29 and at Tennessee on Oct. 23 ... helped hold Jacksonville State to just eight shots on Aug. 31 in a shutout win ... held Mississippi Valley State to just four shots on Sept. 21 and held Mississippi State to just 10 shots on Oct. 3.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Was named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... played in 17 games for the Tide while starting seven contests ... played in 11 SEC games and started six ... logged 649 minutes of play for the Tide with 529 of those minutes coming during SEC games ... played a season-high 69 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Tennessee on Oct. 25 ... scored four goals for the Tide, tying for second-most on the team ... led the team during SEC play with seven points on three goals and one assist ... scored a season-high two goals in a 2-0 win over Arkansas on Oct. 12 ... led the team with three goals in SEC play ... racked up five assists on the year, tying for the most on the team ... dished out three assists in a 9-0 win over Alabama State on Sept. 19, the most assists for a Tide player in one game in 2007 ... recorded an assist in a 3-1 loss to Mississippi State on Oct. 5 ... tied for the team lead in points with 13 ... racked up five points (one goal, three assists) in a 9-0 win over Alabama State ... recorded the game-winning goal against Arkansas on Oct. 12 ... recorded 13 shots on the year with a .308 shooting percentage and a .692 shot on goal percentage which ranked fourth in the SEC ... attempted nine shots during SEC play with a .333 shot percentage.

2006 (RS FRESHMAN): Earned a spot on the SEC's Academic Honor Roll for her work in the classroom and on the pitch ... missed the season's first 12 games due to an injury ... played in the season's final seven games, making her first career start against Mississippi State on Oct. 6 ... also earned starting assignments against Mississippi (Oct. 8) and LSU (Oct. 15).

2005 (FRESHMAN): Sat out the season as a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Helped lead Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, Fla., to four district championships during her high school career ... scored 47 goals and made 82 assists in her career at Bishop Moore ... was the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player and a First Team All-County selection in 2002 and 2003 ... led Bishop Moore in assists in three of her four seasons on the varsity (2001, 2003 and 2004) ... led her club team, FC America Kumba, to the 2004 Regional Cup ... FC America Kumba won the 2004 Dallas Cup and the Norcross Championship in 2004 and 2005 ... graduated from Bishop Moore with Academic High Honors ... compiled a 4.0 grade-point average during her senior year ... full name is Alexandra Mary Butera ... daughter of Sal and Gina Butera ... born Feb. 3, 1987 ... her father, Sal, played professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins and was a member of the Twins' 1987 World Series championship team ... Sal is currently a Major League Baseball scout ... her brother, Andrew, plays for the Minnesota Twins organization.

  OFFENSE               GP    G    A  Pts Shots Shot%  GW
  2005................   1    0    0    0     0  .000   0
  2006................   7    0    0    0     0  .000   0
  2007................  17    4    5   13    13  .308   1
  2008................  20    0    0    0     1  .000   0
  TOTAL...............  45    4    5   13    14  .308   1
     
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