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Fagel Excited To Captain 2019-20 Bulldogs

Alyssa Fagel (Steve Musco photo)
Alyssa Fagel (Steve Musco photo)

Has Started 36 Games In Goal In Her Career

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Goalkeeper Alyssa Fagel has plenty of experience as a leader, having served as a captain for both her high school and club teams before becoming a Bulldog. She is now getting another opportunity after being elected captain of the 2019-20 Yale women's soccer team.

"I am so honored that my teammates have chosen me to lead our program," said Fagel, a San Carlos, Calif., native. "Over the past three years, I have had the opportunity to learn from some amazing leaders, and I only hope I can bring as much experience and positive energy to the team as they did."

Fagel has started at least 10 games in goal in each of her first three seasons at Yale. As a junior this fall, she started a career-high 14 games and was fourth in the Ivy League with 54 saves. In addition, she posted three shutouts. In her sophomore season, Fagel had a 7-3-2 overall record in goal and was fourth in the league with five shutouts. As a rookie in 2017, she tied for fourth in the league with 47 saves.

Fagel will have plenty of support in leading the Bulldogs as part of a large Class of 2020.

"One of the best parts of being a member of YWS is the team atmosphere," she said. "There is nothing I treasure more than my relationship with my teammates, and especially with the other six incredible leaders in my class. I am so excited to work together with my class to continue growing our program and to make this next season as successful as possible for everybody involved."

Under the direction of new head coach Brendan Faherty, the Bulldogs have begun their offseason training.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity