2 - Nick Alers
Nick Alers
Height: 6-0
Weight: 155
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
High School: Country Day School
Previous College: Davenport
Position: D
Major: Economics
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a 1
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Notes: Earned All-Ivy recognition in each of his first three seasons... Started all 42 games he has appeared in during his first three seasons at Yale.

2012: Honorable mention All-Ivy selection despite being limited to 10 games because of injury… Assisted on the tying goal against Columbia… Named to Capital One Academic All-America first team… Academic All-Ivy selection.

2011: NSCAA All-Northeast Region third team selection… Named first team All-Ivy Recipient of the Walter J. McNerney Award as the team’s most valuable player… Anchored a Yale defense that yielded only 16 goals and posted four shutouts… Marked Ivy League Player of the Year Lucky Mkosana of Dartmouth and held him scoreless, limiting him to only two shots, in the Bulldogs' 2-0 victory… Named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team… Earned Capital One Academic All-America All-District first team honors.

2010: Honorable mention All-Ivy selection... Started 16 games, the most of any freshman... Recipient of the Walter J. McNerney Award as the team's most valuable player... Named to the Brown Classic All-Tournament team.

Off the Field: Mentor and tutor at St. Martin de Porres Academy in an after school program teaching soccer skills in a weekly clinic to underprivileged kids with Yale Men’s Soccer (summer 2012)…Campus liaison for Vinay Nayak’s Campaign for New Haven Alderman and assisted Election Day voter turnout efforts in an election that drew 21% more voters than previous elections (fall 2011)…Intern with BLP Abogados in San Jose, Costa Rica, researching global offshore fiduciary market for preeminent Coast Rica law firm seeking to enter that market, drafted report identifying potential international clients, prepared English marketing materials for potential U.S. and European clients (summer 2011)…Co-authored “Putin and USAID: The Makings of a Grip Too Tight on Power” with Samuel Obletz, The Yale Review of International Studies, Fall 2012, Volume 3 Issue 1…Fluent in Spanish with dual U.S. and Costa Rica citizenship

Before Yale: Most Valuable Player of the Association of American Schools in Central America as a senior at the Country Day School… Scholar Athlete Award recipient… Helped lead Country Day to Action and AASCA Tournament titles… Member of the U-17 Costa Rican national team… Played in the 2009 FIFA U-17 Youth World Cup in Nigeria… Member of Pachuca Internationals… Played for Region 1 team from 2006-2009…. Participated in the 2008 Adidas ESP Camp and was named to the all-star team.

Personal: Economics and political science double major… Moved to Costa Rica after ninth grade… Participated in various events promoting environmental awareness… Mother played varsity tennis at Trinity University and also professionally.

Year GP GS G A Pts
2010 16 16 0 0 0
2011 16 16 0 1 1
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Career 42 42 0 2 2
Recent Games
Oct 13 at Cornell L, 3-0
Oct 16 Lehigh L, 1-0
Oct 20 Penn W, 2-1
Oct 27 Columbia T, 1-1
Nov 3 at Brown T, 1-1
Nov 10 Princeton L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 10 3
Games started 10 3
Goals 0 0
Assists 1 1
Points 1 1
Shots 0 0
Shot Pct - -
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 31 at Central Connecticut State L, 2-0 - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Albany L, 2-0 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Colgate T, 0-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 9 at Fairfield L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 14 at Quinnipiac W, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 16 Sacred Heart W, 2-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 21 Fordham T, 0-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 23 at Marist W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 25 Connecticut L, 2-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 29 at Harvard T, 0-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 6 at Dartmouth L, 1-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 13 at Cornell L, 3-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 16 Lehigh L, 1-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 20 Penn W, 2-1 - - - - - - -
Oct 27 Columbia T, 1-1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 3 at Brown T, 1-1 - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Princeton L, 1-0 - - - - - - -
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 10 10 0 1 1 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
Conference 3 3 0 1 1 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

Home 5 5 0 1 1 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
Away 5 5 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

Wins 3 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
Losses 3 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0

September 8 8 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
October 2 2 0 1 1 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
November - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
December - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -