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8   Alex Balcer
Alex Balcer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Catalina Foothills HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
D

Experience:
4L


02/15/2013

Women's Soccer Announces Spring Schedule

49ers will host three games at George Allen Field

12/04/2012

Link, Balcer earn NCAA Division I Women's Soccer All-West Region honors

Link garners first-team accolades, Balcer named to second team

11/10/2012

LBSU women's soccer falls to No. 17 Santa Clara, 2-1, in NCAA Tournament

49ers were making their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance

11/07/2012

49er women's soccer travels to No. 17 Santa Clara for NCAA first round game

Long Beach State will be making its third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance

10/31/2012

Nadia Link named Big West Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year

Seven 49ers earn all-conference honors

2012 NSCAA ALL-WEST REGION SECOND TEAM
2012 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2011 NSCAA ALL-WEST REGION SECOND TEAM
2011 NSCAA WOMEN'S COLLEGE SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAM
2011 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2011 BIG WEST TOURNAMENT MVP
2010 SECOND-TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2010 COSIDA/ESPN ALL ACADEMIC DISTRICT 8 THIRD-TEAM

Career: Ranked third all-time in school history with 85 games played.

2012: Named to the NSCAA All-West Region Second Team and earned first-team All-Big West honors ... Started all 20 games on the back line ... Anchored a defense that registered six shutouts and a 1.15 goals against average ... Also totaled a career-best three goals ... Opened the season with a goal against Arizona (Aug. 17) where she had four shots, three of which were on frame ... Found the back of the net in a 2-1 overtime win against No. 24 Baylor ... Tabbed the Big West Defensive Player of the Week for her effort ... Scored LBSU's lone goal against Santa Clara in the NCAA Tournament ... On the year, took a total of 26 shots with nine on target ... Selected as one of 30 candidates for the national Senior CLASS Award and garnered Big West All-Academic honors.

2011: Selected to the NSCAA All-West Region Second Team ... Also garnered first-team All-Big West honors and was tabbed the Big West Tournament MVP ... Finished the season with one goal and four assists ... Anchored a back line that posted a 0.79 goals against average ... Scored her first career goal in a 2-1 season-opening win at No. 25 USC ... Set up the game-winner in the Big West championship game at UC Irvine ... Also had an assist at Marquette, vs. UNLV and vs. UC Davis ... Earned Big West All-Academic honors and was named to the NSCAA Women's College Scholar All-America Team.

2010: Earned second-team All-Big West honors ... Started every game at defender ... Anchored a back line that posted a 1.02 goals against average ... Totaled one assist and 11 shot attempts on the season ... Recorded her first helper in a 5-2 win at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 17 ... Had a career-high three shots at Saint Mary's (Sept. 10) ... Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN All-Academic District 8 Third Team.

2009: Started 18 of 19 games played ... Tallied six shots on the year ... Had two attempts, both on goal, against Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 22).

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Catalina Foothills High School ... Led the Falcons to back-to-back 4A State Championships in 2006 and 2007 ... Two-time first-team all-state selection

USA National Team: Invited to the United States U-15 National Team camp in 2006.

Club: Member of the Arizona Rush 91.

Personal: Younger sister, Lara, is a member of the 49er women's soccer team ... Majoring in biology-physiology.

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